As a school striving to be at the very heart of our local community, we value the links we have established with a wide range of community organisations. As well as exploring our local community in order to enhance learning, we also foster links with groups in order to work in partnership for the benefit of our families.
Links with community organisations are many and varied!
We nurture links with religious and cultural groups: volunteers from Pip ‘n Jay’s church help with activities whilst teachers from supplementary schools in the city have volunteered in classes. Women from St Jude’s Somali group have delivered training and have also used the school as a venue for community activities. Links with Bristol’s multi-faith forum and with the City of Sanctuary movement have strengthened our commitment to being a school where diversity is both celebrated and seen as a strength.
We have also built links with training providers, in order to offer learning opportunities for parents and children. The Police and Fire Service offer regular learning opportunities. ACTA community theatre, WEA, the Learning Communities Team and the Red Cross are amongst the groups we have worked in partnership with to offer classes for parents.
We work hard to build links across our city as well. Recently our Family Learning group visited M-shed for a special tour. Families flock to At-Bristol for their occasional community weekends, and we are also able to offer families cut-price tickets through our community membership. Family fun swims at Easton Leisure Centre are planned at least once a month in the spring and summer.