Julie Jenkins is the school's Family Engagement Officer. She organises a wide range of fun programmes for parents and family members to complete with their children in school. These programmes can help children learn more and can give parents / family members a valuable insight into their child's education. We run all sorts of programmes, cookery clubs, story clubs, maths and reading cafes, forest schools (outdoor learning) and craft clubs.
We really do want you to get involved, please contact Julie through the main office or pop into the school Thursday morning for her informal coffee morning.
Mrs Julie Jenkins
Family Involvement Officer
(Within Main Building)
Tel: 01656 815730
'Community' Forest School session
After winning our Gold Award, we decided to hold a Community session inviting different members of the community to come and celebrate our success and show them our wonderful school forest area. Representatives from the local Library, Nat West Bank, local Playgroup, Tesco, our School Governors and Bridgend County Borough Council attended the Saturday morning session.
Within the session, the guests enjoyed lots of team building exercises and had great fun cooking over the camp fire. What a very successful and exciting morning had by all!!!
FAZ—Family Active Zone Programme
This programme aims to increase the level of fundamental movement skills of children in Reception. Research shows that children who are competent in these skills are more likely to enjoy sports and activities and to develop a lifelong commitment to physical activity.
The programme aims to develop these skills through story telling, adventures and activity games, raising the children’s self esteem and confidence whilst participating in these fun sessions.
The ‘Balanceability’ Programme for Reception Children
Balanceability is designed to teach children between the ages of 3—6 years the skills to learn to ride a pedal bicycle. Balanceability eradicates the use of stabilisers and promotes the fundamental skill of cycling, which is balance. The programme consists of structured lesson plans that help children develop gross motor skills, spatial awareness, balance and coordination skills.
Balanceability offers the children the benefits of learning the skills to ride a bike, increasing levels of physical activity and developing motor skills in a safe controlled environment. All sessions are aimed at developing these skills in a fun and positive way.