Supporting parents with employment, wellbeing and welfare advice

The Council’s Employment Support Team manages the Ways2Work network and website, www.ways2work.org.uk that supports people who are looking for work in the City and the services that support them. Joining is free and there are daily updates as they receive information from employers who are seeking to recruit to positions to keep the key services running, together with updates from a variety of sources promoting health and wellbeing, welfare advice, support with job hunting, support for small businesses and the self-employed etc. They are also planning to host their first “Virtual” – on line Jobs fair in the near future and are currently working with a number of employers. Furthermore, the Employment Support Team can offer one to one support for people who are either in work and on low pay, are at risk of losing their job or are unemployed. Details of how to contact them can be found on the Ways2work.org.uk website. The programmes remain open for business and they can offer support through a range of technologies, rather than face to...
Beware of scam email

Beware of scam email

It has come to our attention that a scam email is being circulated regarding free school meals whereby parents are being asked to enter their bank details.  Please ignore and...

A few ideas …

Hello to all of our families, we hope you are keeping well and safe and practising social distancing. You will all be receiving calls from your key person this week who want to check you are all okay. In the mean time here are some links to different activities that your child might enjoy or to groups that can offer inspiration. * This a Facebook group offering a huge range of different ideas for activities and for support. It is called Family lockdown tips and ideas. … https://www.facebook.com/groups/871176893326326/ * Every morning at 9.00 the fitness coach, Joe Wicks, is offering a child friendly exercise regime. Type Joe Wicks into YouTube and click on his YouTube channel. * Cosmic kids yoga on YouTube is great for children to practice their movement. The videos involve storytelling and invites children to use their imagination. * A children’s entertainer is also offering free live recordings, usually involving some fun story telling. https://facebook.com/events/s/free-online-toddler-group/247799796254003/?ti=cl * If your child loves singing and dancing then the people who run dancin’ tots are also doing free Live sessions. Songs like the hokey cokey and nursery rhymes. It can be fun for the adults too!! If you search for Dancin’ Tots on Facebook (they are normally based in Staple Hill) and join the group you should be able to receive notifications about when the live videos are going to be. * Some of the songs that your children may be used to singing can be found here. https://www.bbc.co.uk/…/nursery-rhymes-songs-medleys/zf2792p We fully appreciate this can be a hard time for many, but we hope you manage to have fun with your...

Until further notice …

Dear Parents/carers Further to government guidance issued today, we have contacted the parents and carers who fall into the categories specified. We would like to thank you all for your cooperation and assistance. The School will be closed from today to children who do not meet the criteria but we will, of course, give updates as soon as we hear anything further. The staff and governors would like to wish all our families well, request that you abide by the given advice and stay...