We aim to be totally integrated into the local community inviting a wide range of visitors into the school from the local area as well as from afar. We will make links with local businesses and encourage them to be part of the school community and to share their expertise and talents with the children. As a Dementia Friendly School we will also be making close links with the more elderly members of the local community and look forward to sing-a-longs, arts and crafts afternoons and cookery sessions. Watch this space to see how we make those links and how the children benefit from the support of the local community.
Some useful websites for parents :
Family Information Directory – Devon County Council. Find advice on childcare, activities and parenting.
www.familylives.org.uk – support for families and professionals. National freephone helpline no. 08088002222
www.youngminds.org.uk -YoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people.
www.fatherhoodinstitute.org – Fathers Direct is the leading organisation in the UK promoting support for the child-father relationship.
www.gingerbread.org.uk – information for lone parents
www.adders.org – ADHD pages for parents and children
www.kidscape.org.uk – advice and counselling for victims of bullying 02077303300
www.bullying.co.uk – anit-bullying campaign, advice for children and parents 02073781446
www.devon.gov.uk/disc – Childcare information
Education and Families DCC – Information on services for children and families with special needs.
Things to do in Devon – Service directory (places to go and things to do).