The Community Learning and Information Centre (CLIC) is housed within Barons Court Primary School and offers a large range of family learning opportunities to our school community. The CLIC works in partnership with Southend Adult Community College (SACC) to provide courses and projects for our families. When adults sign up for a course, places are allocated on a first come, first served basis - please check out the wide variety of workshops we are running this academic year.
Aims of CLIC
The CLIC is a fantastic facility that benefits families and children. Sign up to a course or workshop session today or pop in to suggest possible courses that you would be interested in.
School Virtual Parent Workshops - Autumn Term 2021
During the Autumn Term we are pleased to be running the following virtual and face-to-face workshops for parents of children in our school. Please book your place via the school office using the sign up letter which has been sent to you all.
Tuesday 14th September 9.00am-10.00am - Year 6 parents coffee morning.
Thursday 16th September 9.00am-11.30am - Learning Spanish. (Southend Adult Community College)
Thursday 16th September 1.30pm-3.00pm - Budgeting Finances. (Avenue Baptist Church)
Monday 20th September 6.00pm-7.30pm - Year 6 Admission Processes. (LA Admission Team)
Tuesday 21st September 9.00am-10.00am - Year 5 parents coffee morning.
Wednesday 22nd September 9.00-11.00am - Supporting children with SEND. (SENDIASS)
Monday 27th September 9.00am-11.00am - Little Heroes ASD Parent Support Group.
Tuesday 28th September 9.00am-10.00am - Year 4 parents coffee morning.
Monday 4th October 1.30pm-3.00pm - Mrs Dane - Supporting inference and comprehension in reading.
Tuesday 5th October 9.00am-10.00am - Year 3 parents coffee morning.
Monday 11th October 8.00pm-9.30pm - Virtual E-Safety workshop. (The Two Johns)
Tuesday 12th October 9.00am-10.00am - Year 2 parents coffee morning.
Friday 15th October 9.00am-11.00am - Mrs Robinson - Hygee and the Wanderlust curriculum.
Tuesday 19th October 9.00am-10.00am - Year 1 parents coffee morning.
Tuesday 2nd November 9.00am-10.00am - Reception parents coffee morning.
Monday 8th November 1.30pm-3.00pm - School projects - Getting Ready for Christmas.
Tuesday 9th November 9.00am-10.00am - Morning Nursery parents coffee morning.
Tuesday 9th November 2.30pm-3.30pm - Afternoon Nursery parents coffee afternoon.
Monday 15th November 9.00am-11.00am - Pottery workshop. (Southend Adult Community College)
Friday 19th November 9.00am-11.00am - Mrs Robinson - Understanding phonics in the Early Years.
Monday 29th November 1.30pm-3.00pm - Mr Thornton - Maths calculation strategies in Phase 4.
What people say about our CLIC
"The course was excellent, it was lovely to do something for myself and meet new people."
"CLIC has given me the confidence and has reignited my passion for the career path I originally wanted to take."
"I have gained a new qualification with the opportunity of a new job. I have also made new friends and have refreshed my knowledge."
Fathers Reading Every Day programme (FRED)
Following the success of our FRED programme run by the Fatherhood Institute we are continuing to implement this programme through our CLIC facility. The aim of FRED is to get more dads reading to their children regularly, by challenging them to read together every day for a month – long enough to get the reading habit established.
Why? Well fathers and father-figures (stepfathers, grandfathers and uncles, for example) have really important and unique impacts on children’s educational outcomes . In schools elsewhere, FRED has been shown to help children do better not just at reading, but at writing and even maths too.
Baron’s Court dads are already taking part in FRED, and the school has big plans for developing the programme in future and building the involvement of dads and father-figures into their children’s learning even more. If you would like any further information then please speak to Mrs Turner about your involvement in the project.
"It was great to see all of my children so excited about reading together."
"I gained so much from this project - the knowledge of reading with my child is about so much more than just a book!"
"This project has made be feel a real integral part of the Barons Court community."