Achievement for All
We at Dorothy Barley Infants and Nursery School are engaged with a family support programme called Achievement for All (AFA). This initiative is designed to enable parents and school to work more closely together to support children and their needs.
Time For Talk
One of the ways we can support families is by giving families a ‘Time for Talk’ conversation. The ‘Time for Talk’ is a longer parent meeting to give us time to really listen to you and what your needs are for your child. This time can be a discussion for not just academic issues but for more personal issues that may be a barrier to your child’s learning. This can come in many guises such as a bereavement, substance abuse within the family, unruly teenage siblings or relatives, job loss, or support with parenting skills.
The process of choosing families to be part of the Time for Talk program usually happens in the Early Years and then each class teacher carries on the program until the end of Year Two.
We are proud to announce that Dorothy Barley Infants have received the Quality Mark Award for our work in Achievement for All. Louise Cudd, the Regional Director for AfA presented the award to Staff and a few of our many parents who are involved. Thank you to all the families and staff that has made this possible. Our commitment to working together is one of the aspects that makes our school great.
Thank you to all the families that attended our first 'Little Dots' meeting. We had such a fabulous turn out that we will need to relocate to the hall so we can have more room to Move and Groove. We played with balls, scarves, and crinkly silver foil. We had lots of fun hiding and playing peek-a-boo. Look out for dates for our next meeting and prepare to get MESSY!