Theme of the week is: Celebration
The Faringdon Partnership believe that Extended Services help raise the achievement of children and young people and broaden their life opportunities while building a positive community spirit.
Extended Services supports the partner primary schools and FCC with the organisation of a variety of clubs and activities for the college and the community, provides community access to the college, parenting support and student support.
The Extended Services Team at FCC supports a range of groups both in and out of school and in the wider community. The Team is made up of the SSCO Rachel Kenyon, the HSCLW Suki Bhatia and the Extended Services Administrator Nicci Armer. Extended Services are a variety of activities and services available to children, young people, families and the wider community, usually in local schools and often provided beyond the school day (i.e. before school starts and after 3.15pm). It is expected that all schools will provide these services in one form or another.
Extended Services also relate to the Every Child Matters (ECM) Agenda. The ECM Green Paper identified the five outcomes that are most important to children and young people:
The five outcomes are universal ambitions for every child and young person, whatever their background or circumstances. Improving outcomes for all children and young people underpins all of the development and work within Children’s Trusts.
The Faringdon Partnership believe that Extended Services help raise the achievement of children and young people and broaden their life opportunities while building a positive community spirit. Communities can become more involved in the life of their local school and parents are supported to help in their children’s education and development.
Like every community, every school is different. Individual schools may not be able to provide all of the services and activities onsite but they should be able to tell you where you can find them in your local area.