Mrs Pigram and School Council are the people responsible for Home School Community Links. The school is very keen to make links with all outside agencies and the village community.
The village toddler group, Cheeky Monkeys, is now run by volunteers within the school itself (in the Community Room).
There is regular liaison with the schools Health Advisor responsible for children at Canewdon.
Liaison takes place between the LEA transport department, the bus company and the parents of children travelling on via school transport.
Through the school, parents have been offered training courses in order to assist them in supporting their childs learning and to enhance their understanding of the primary school curriculum. A positive parenting course was run through the Behaviour Support Service. The school is liaising with the Castle Point and Rochford Adult Community College to offer sessions, using the schools facilities, to adults in the village. Parents of KS1 children have been given training to support their children with ERR (Early Reading Recovery). We have held workshops for anti bullying, drugs and sex and relationship education.
The school also seeks to support local training institutes. South East Essex College (Learning Support Assistants), the University of Essex for degrees in Early Years Education and Anglia Ruskin University for Initial Teacher Training and the Graduate Teacher Programme.
There are links with Church groups including attendance at the Womans World Day of Prayer at the Congregational Church and visits to St Nicholas church. Chris and Sue Govus from Back 2 School Ministries also provide entertaining assemblies for the children.
We collect for a variety of charities throughout the year, including Children in Need, MacMillan Cancer Care, Harp (Harvest) and Barnardos, as well as the continued sponsorship of Adrian, through the Christian charity Compassion UK.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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