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					COMMUNITY FOCUSED SCHOOLS

WELSH ASSEMBLY GOVERNMENT COMMUNITY FOCUSED SCHOOLS GRANT APRIL 2007 – MARCH 2008

SUMMARY OF GRANT PROPOSALS

COMMUNITY FOCUSED SCHOOLS 2007 - 2008 A SUMMARY OF PROPOSALS
Steering Groups
Strade Geraint Roberts Headteacher Ysgol Strade (Contact) Headteachers of all feeder primary schools

Bryngwyn

Paul Jones Deputy Headteacher Bryngwyn (Contact) Headteachers of all schools within the family Link Advisor, Assistant Headteacher, KS2/3 coordinator Heads of Core Subjects

Coedcae

Harvey Jones Headteacher Coedcae School (Contact) Headteachers of all feeder primary schools Head of Centre (Behaviour Support) Val Taylor, CYCA

Glan Y Môr

Stephanie Marks, Assistant Headteacher Glan Y Mor (Contact) Headteachers of all feeder primary schools

Family Of Faith Schools

Mr. P. R. White Headteacher St. John Lloyd (Contact) Headteachers of all feeder primary schools Mrs. T Pike Voluntary Sector Member

Emlyn

David Gatehouse Deputy Headteacher Emlyn School (Contact) Headteachers of all feeder primary schools within the family

QEH

Tim Day Headteacher QEH (Contact) Headteachers all feeder primary schools Five members of staff from QEH

Bro Myrddin

Wyn Evans Assistant Headteacher Bro Myrddin School(Contact) Headteachers of all schools within the family

Dyffryn Taf

Headteachers of all schools within the family

Tregib

David Griffiths Headteacher Llandybie Primary School (Contact) Headteachers of all schools within the family

Pantycelyn

Carol Dyer Headteacher Capel Cynfab Primary School Headteachers of all schools within the family Cerys Francis Headteacher Ysgol Gwynfryn (Contact) Headteachers of Cefneithin, Llanddarog, Ponthenri, Llechyfedach, Gwendraeth, Maes Yr Yrfa Schools Mrs. Eryl Roberts Assistant Headteacher Amman Valley School (Contact) Headteachers of Amman Valley, Brynaman and Ysgol Y Bedol

Cwm Gwendraeth

Dyffryn Aman

Clwstwr Carwe

Headteachers of the four schools within the cluster In addition each individual school has a steering committee involving school council representatives, Governors and parents as well as members of the community who input ideas into the project

Partners

Strade

Sport Clubs

Bryngwyn

Coleg Sir Gar, CYCA, Communities First; Community Police, Local Health Board, Careers Wales West, Communities Sports and Leisure Service, CYCA, CAMS, Youth Service Carmarthenshire

Coedcae
Glan Y Mor

CYCA, CAMS, Carmarthenshire Youth Service

Members of the advisory team, Llanelli Library Local History Groups in Burry Port Pembey and Kidwelli; REGEN, Chorus and other industrial partners

Family Of Faith Schools

Foothold / Conservation Section, Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme Local Police and Fire Service, Polish Association, Local Sports Club Welsh Athletics Association / UK Athletics, Local Artists Carmarthenshire Youth and Children’s Association

Emlyn

Hanes Emlyn, Drefach Felindre Woolen Mil, Maesllewelyn Residenatial Home, Cardigan Open Studios, Tipis on The Bay, Pentre Ifan, Urdd, Mentre Gorllenwin Sir Gar, Glyn Vivian Art Gallery, Dylan Thomas Center, Dysgu Cymunedol, Carmarthenshire Museum, Carmarthenshire Archives, Local Historians Senior Citizens, Community Councils

QEH

Education Welfare Service, Behaviour Support Service, Carmarthenshire NHS Trust, Mike Evans (Link Advisor)

Bro Myrddin

Gethin Page, Outside trainers and Year 12 pupils to support gymnastics, cycling and climbing activities

Dyffryn Taf

Clybiau Plant Cymru, Sports Coaches / Instructors and Sports Clubs, Youth Service, Rotary Rotary, Community Councils, Police, Charities

Tregib

Konflux, Arad Goch, Community Members, Local Councillors, Governing Bodies Menter Bro Dinefwr

Pantycelyn

Menter Bro Dinefwr, Young Farmers, Urdd Gobaith Cymru, Youth Service Community Education, Carmarthenshire Learning Network, Dragon Sport Llandovery Rotary Club, Community Police

Cwm Gwendraeth

All schools in partnership arrangements Primary cluster group arrangements

Dyffryn Aman

Community Council, Menter Iaith, BTCV, CAVS, Amman Valley Enterprises Cylch Meithrin, Cylch Ti a Fi, Flying Start Initiative, Women’s Institute, Breakfast Clubs, School Meals Services, Menter Cwm Gwendraeth, P.T.A. Groups Llais Carwe, Pontyates Day Center, After School Clubs, Local Village Library Family Literacy and Numeracy Providers, LAP and NAP providers

Clwstwr Carwe

Details of School Council involvement

Strade

Individual School Councils to discuss the Community Focused Schools proposals during the Autumn Term

Bryngwyn

All pupils consulted by means of questionnaires

Coedcae

Proposals to hold joint meetings between school council representatives

Glan Y Mor

School Council Representatives of the individual schools to be involved in consultation with Local and county council in relation to the regeneration scheme for Burry Port Pembrey and the town centre A family school council will represent the schools at consultation events and presentations.

Family Of Faith Schools

School councils to be consulted on the nature of the proposed activities, advertising the planned activities and subsequently evaluating their effectiveness

Emlyn

All school councils have been involved in the development of the proposals

QEH

Proposals to be taken to the School Councils of individual schools

Bro Myrddin

A meeting of the family School Council has met and will continue to do so on a termly basis

Dyffryn Taf

Proposals discussed at School Council Meetings School Councils to be involved in on- going analysis

Tregib

All school councils have met individually and selected drama activities for all the schools within the family. Individual school councils offered the opportunity to select activities from a menu of Design Technology activities

Pantycelyn

Individual school councils consulted. Family School Council to be established in the Autumn Term

Cwm Gwendraeth

Proposals to be included on the agenda of school council meetings

Dyffryn Aman

Individual School Councils to plan and develop a community garden in each of the individual schools

Clwstwr Carwe

School councils of the individual schools involved in all aspects of the project and In making decision. The individual school councils are also instrumental in obtaining data through distributing questionnaires to the local communities and for disseminating information to the wider community

Proposed Activities

Strade

To develop an after school sports club (3,30- 5.00pm) in Strade School for pupils in Years 5 and 6 of the feeder schools Community Carol Service involving pupils in Years 5-6 in the primary schools and pupils in Year 7-13 in Strade

Bryngwyn

Assessment for learning project Home School Liaison Vocational Technology Project Provision for gifted and talented pupils

Coedcae

Working with pupils singly and in groups on anger management, social and Basic Skills Bereavement Counselling Holistic Therapy and developing emotional intelligence Engagement in ASDAN Youth Challenge Awards Programme of After School Activities Support for self carers Support for parents

Glan Y Mor

A study of the local area of each of the primary schools. Pupils will be asked to consider what symbols would represent their area, its past, present and future, and to produce designs for sculptures, mosaics which could be developed and used in the local area.

Family Of Faith Schools

i) ii)

Develop an after school Community EAL provision for families on one evening a week to allow adults to learn / improve their English language skills along side their children. Provision to be provided in St. John Lloyd school and offered to the families of the pupils in all the partner primary schools A Healthy Living Community project focusing on:healthy eating cookery workshops in each of the schools to which parents will be invited sports workshops in each school to promote involvement in the local community Establish Sustainability Clubs in each of the schools to encourage pupils to become involved in school based, local and national environmental issues. Clubs to be developed in partnership with local environmental groups An after school club based at St. John Lloyd School which will be open to pupils from each of the schools within the family. The themes to be developed will reflect multi-ethnicity and inclusion and will drawn on the expertise of local artists St. Mary’s Carmarthen – Development of two after school clubs (Sports and Science) St. John Lloyd – The establishment of three after school Study clubs KS3 – Basic Skills / Homework KS4 - Study club focusing on study skills and revision

Emlyn

Art Project involving the local community Local History Project developing links between schools and the community Folk Dancing Project Art Poetry Project working in partnership with Glynn Vivian and Dylan Thomas Centres Aritist and Poet in residence Drama Project based on various texts Photography project developing basic photographic skills for pupils and parents (Rotas for the involvement of different schools to be arranged)

Bro Myrddin

Clog dancing lessons to be undertaken in each of the individual schools followed by a Twmpath involving pupils from each of the individual schools Pupils from the feeder schools visit Bro Myrddin to undertake a programme of activities which will include cycling, climbing and gymnastics. Programme of activities to include opportunities for parents and the community To appoint a member of staff on a 0.5 basis to develop the basic skills of those pupils that are of a slightly higher ability than those pupils who are receiving additional learning support

QEH

Appointment of a Key Stage Officer to work with vulnerable children and their families as outlined in the families transition plan.

Dyffryn Taf

Ownzone After School Club in Dyffryn Taf. After School Clubs in each of the individual primary schools Inter club collaboration to share facilities, resources, and staff expertise, and to strengthen Key Stage 2 / 3 links Extending the provision that is offered to the local community at the Dyffryn Taf Sports Hall to meet local need The facilitation of a Family Literacy Project in partnership with one primary school as a pilot project Collaborative theatre projects developing pupils’ performing skills and their ability to work collaboratively with others Design Technology projects for individual schools Education and Business Projects within the family

Tregib

Pantycelyn

After school clubs in individual schools Aelwyd Activities for 14-25 year old living in the communities of all the schools involved Extending family activities piloted during 2006-2007 Inviting organisations e.g. OAP to use Pantycelyn Cafeteria on a monthly basis Community Police officer to be on school premises regularly and establish a base at the school (on a part time basis) Involve Duke of Edinburgh students in community project Use of Pantycelyn gym and ICT suites for primary lessons Form sub groups / sub committees to take ownership of individual projects and to submit applications for grants Foundation Phase Initiative (£4,800) Developing outdoor play areas in twelve primary schools KS2/3 Developments (£6,834.33) Delivering the development plan agreed by all partners schools focusing on:1. Achieving consistency in awarding levels in Welsh 2. Achieving consistency in awarding levels in the core subjects 3. Sharing good practice across the all schools within the partnership

Cwm Gwendraeth

14- 19 (£4,800) Gwendraeth and Maes Yr Yrfa to deliver courses agreed in relation to 14-19 capital bids of the two schools and enhance current provision by working collaboratively

Dyffryn Aman

To develop community gardens in each of the individual schools To hold a Business Enterprise day for all schools within the family Hold Healthy Eating evenings for pupils and their families All schools to become involved in the Health Schools Initiative

Clwstwr Carwe

Developing Story Sacks for the local library based on KS1 pupils’ favourite stories Enhancing a friendship, social, creative area for the community which will include areas for story telling, imaginative play, and discovery.

Details of additional internal funding that will be used to support the developments
Strade Bryngwyn Coedcae Glan Y Mor Family Of Faith Schools Emlyn QEH Tregib Pantycelyn BSF and Transition funding to be used to develop the activities BSF and Transition Grant BSF and Transition Grant BSF and Transition Funding Learning Coaches Grant to provide support for after school study clubs 14 –19 Grant to extend vocational provision BSF funding to be used in conjunction with Community Focused School funding Key Stage 2/3 Grant and Transition Grant Key Stage 2/3 Funding BSF and Transition grant for theme days / taster activities etc. Two clusters to utilise Priority 1C funding (Collaboration amongst small schools) to support the programme BSF / Transition Funding as identified within the cluster development plan 14 – 19 Funding Transition Funding

Cwm Gwendraeth

Dyffryn Aman

Details of additional external funding that will be accessed to support the developments

Bryngwyn Coedcae

CYCA funding RAISE, School Budget, In Kind (Counselling Holistic Support in the form of time from Specialists CYCA Youth Service GTCW Funding Application made to WAG for funding to provide an additional building to be used for Community Focused activities as well as for curricular provision during the school day Advice and support from Menter Bro Dinefwr to access funds from Young Peoples Fund, Make It Happen Arts Council Sports Council Heritage Lottery Grant Maes Yr Yrfa and Gwendraeth eager to work with Menter Cwm Gwendraeth to support and extend 14-19 initiatives To investigate the possibility of Objective 1 and Re-Generation Funding through the Authority’s Grant’s Department Awards For All

Glan Y Mor Family Of Faith Schools Pantycelyn

Cwm Gwendraeth

Dyffryn Aman

Clwstwr Carwe


				
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