Over the past few years schools have been extending the services they offer. This has been made possible by extra funding through the Department of Education's Extended Schools Programme. Further additional funding is also available if schools join with other schools and take part in joint activities.
In past years we have used our funding to finance after school activities such as sports projects, arts and crafts, dancing, yoga etc., and we have taken part in two musical productions in conjunction with other local primary schools. Money has also been used to enhance play facilities for pupils and to subsidise the costs of some school trips.
During the current school year the bulk of our Extended Schools funding is being spent on providing -
Foundation Stage and KS1 Clubs offering a range of activities to encourage well being and social development, including; Football, Art and Craft, Bible Stories and Music and Movement.
KS2 Clubs offering a range of activities including; sport, Eco-club, Art and Craft and learning with ipads.
A range of sports skills through utilising coaches who facilitate coaching in volleyball, football, hockey, rugby and netball.
Reading Partnership is a programme delivered by two very experienced classroom assistants who are trained in delivering this intense programme which develops reading skills and understanding.
Evening courses aimed at adults and children working together to improve their skills and abilities in keep fit and flower arranging.