Professional Development for Quality Teaching


Primary Extended Schools - Opening Doors

Published: Jul 2020
15 mins


Broadheath Primary School in Altrincham, Manchester, is Trafford's first full service extended school, gaining its status in April 2004.

Through the vision of headteacher Jan Shaughnessy they have employed two dedicated full time staff; Nicola Body, the extended schools manager and Vicki Cropper, the childcare coordinator.

Between them they are developing a wide range of services to meet the needs of pupils, parents and the wider community.

They identify areas where provisions need to be made through ongoing consultation with adults, children and local businesses.

One of the most interesting schemes to come out of this is SHARE. This is a family learning programme where parents learn what their child will be learning the following week and then work with their child both supervised in school and at home.

The scheme is now proving to be very popular and shows how schools can successfully go beyond the confines of the traditional school day.

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