‘Extended services’ is an umbrella term that refers to schools’ extra-curricular activities or wider services provided before and after the school day to the local community. Extended services can enable schools to provide
- high-quality learning opportunities either side of the school day
- ways of intervening early when children are at risk of poor outcomes, e.g. by providing access to study support, parenting support or to more specialist services (such as health, social care or special educational needs services)
- ways of increasing pupil engagement
- ways of improving outcomes and narrowing gaps in outcomes between different groups of pupils
- access to childcare services and/or activities before and after school (such as breakfast clubs, sports and arts activities, and study support) that can enable parents to take up or stay in employment
- community use of facilities, such as facilities for adult and family learning, sports and ICT.
We offer extended services through the South Kerrier cluster of schools known as SKILL.