Families and Community
My name is Jan Ireland and I am the Family Mentor at Smithdown Primary School. I work with parents in an engaging and supportive way. I can provide lots of information to help and support families and can be contacted on 0785 2557623. I can also help with completing forms.
We provide many activities and courses at Smithdown that parents can access. Currently we offer:
- ESOL classes- Our learners are currently attending courses in Picton Children’s centre, Granby adult learning centre and Blackburne house.
- Family learning courses are offered throughout the year. These courses are usually accredited and can help with Maths, English, ICT and Parenting.
- A parent and toddler group runs on a Wednesday morning 9am until 10am. Come along and meet other parents, let younger children enjoy playing, arts and crafts and singing.
We also have a Friends of Smithdown group which has been set up to organise events and to raise funds to buy equipment and provide other activities for the benefit of the pupils. Parent helpers at events are very welcome!
Coming up in Autumn Term 2018:-
A new 10 week play and language course, starting on the 20th September.
Yoga for parents and toddlers on Wednesday mornings.
Family Connect – An 8 week family programme for families who have children in reception or year 1. The course covers social and emotional learning as well as numeracy and literacy
We link with many organisations within our community including, Asylum Link, Tesco, St Anne’s Primary School, Granby Children’s Centre, The Greenhouse Project, Granby Development Trust, Picton Children’s Centre, St Dunstan’s Church, Community Food Banks and St Hugh’s Primary School.