The Community Learning and Information Centre (CLIC) is housed within Barons Court Primary School and offers a large range of family learning opportunities to the local community. The CLIC is funded separately from the school and works in partnership with Southend Adult Community College (SACC) to provide courses and projects for our families. We also offer a fully supervised crèche facility within the CLIC, where we care for and entertain the children whilst the adults enjoy our CLIC facilities. We care for children from birth up until their 5th birthday. Staff in the crèche are either qualified or experienced in looking after children. Crèche spaces can be booked at the school office, when adults sign up for a course, places are allocated on a first come first served basis.
Aims of CLIC
The CLIC is a fantastic facility that benefits families and children. Sign up to a virtual course today or pop in to suggest possible courses that you would be interested in.
Summer Term 2021- CLIC Timetable
School Virtual Workshop Sessions
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School Virtual Parent Workshops - Summer Term 2021
During the Summer Term we are pleased to be running the following virtual workshops for parents of children in our school. Please book your place via the school office using the sign up letter which has been e-mailed.
Monday 26th April 1.00pm-2.30pm - Mrs Dane - Supporting inference and comprehension in reading.
Thursday 29th April 1.00pm-2.30pm - Mrs Robinson - Understanding phonics in the Early Years.
Wednesday 5th May 9.45am-10.45am - Mrs Williams - Understanding phonics in the Nursery.
Monday 10th May 9.30am-11.00am - Miss Elson - Supporting literacy difficulties in the classroom.
Thursday 20th May 6.00pm-7.00pm - Mrs Jones - The new relationship curriculum.
Tuesday 8th June 9.30am-11.00am - Mrs Jones and Mr Thornton - Year 6 transition arrangements for secondary school.
Thursday 10th June 6.00pm-7.00pm - Mrs Jones and Mr Thornton - 11+ and secondary school admission processes.
Thursday 24th June 9.30am-11.00am - Mrs Robinson - The teaching of maths in the Early Years.
Thursday 8th July 6.00pm-7.00pm - Mrs Jones - COVID-19 catch up strategies.
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."