An extended school is one that provides a range of activities and services, often beyond the school day, to help meet the needs of its pupils, their families and the wider community.
An extended school works with the local authority, local providers and other schools to provide access to a core offer of integrated services.
School works closely with parents, children and others to shape these activities around the needs of their community and may choose to provide extra services in response to demand. These will often be provided beyond the school day but not necessarily by teachers or on the school site.
There is evidence that extended services can help to:
Aldwyn Primary School offers Year 5 and 6 the chance to learn how to cycle safely on the road. We also learn how to make sure your bike is safe.
Once we reach Level 2 we are allowed to cycle to school! For each level you do you get a badge and certificate. There are three levels.
We now have two Mini Pod Cycle Pods for securing children's bikes. The Minipod is a sustainable product made from 100% recycled materials! These are situated at the front of the school.
On Mondays, Wednesdays Thursdays and Fridays Mr Taylor, our sports coach, comes into school to take curriculum lessons and run after school sports.
Mr Taylor runs an after school Dodgeball club on Thursdays, 3:15 to 4:15pm for KS2 and Friday 3.15 to 4.15 for KS1.
There are many variations of the game, but generally the main objective of each team is to eliminate all members of the opposing team by hitting them with thrown balls, catching a ball thrown by a member of the opposing team, or forcing them to move outside the court boundaries when a ball is thrown at them.
"If you're going to become a true dodgeballer, then you've got to learn the four d's of dodgeball: duck, dip, dive and dodge!"
This is run by Tameside Music Service. The children work very hard and have performed with their instruments in assemblies. For any enquiries, please speak to Miss Coles.
Spanish Club runs for all children from Years 1 to 6. Monday is for beginners and Friday for children with some experience of learning and speaking Spanish.
Netball runs on a Wednesday after school 3.15 - 4.15 with Mrs Hind.