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 Parent Workshops - Summer Term 2022
During the Summer Term we are pleased to be running the following 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 19th April 9.00am-10.00am - Reception Parents Coffee Morning (Mrs Turner)
Monday 25th April 9.00am-11.00am - Photography - A six week programme (Southend Adult Community College)
Tuesday 26th April 9.00am-11.00am - Supporting Children with SEND (Southend SEND Independent Forum)
Wednesday 27th April 9.00am-11.00am - Bushcraft for parents - A termly programme
Thursday 28th April 9.00am-11.00am - Top Talking for Nursery children - A three week programme (ABS Partnership)
Thursday 28th April 2.30pm -3.30pm - Top Talking for Nursery children - A three week programme (ABS Partnership)
Tuesday 3rd May 9.00am-10.00am - Year 1 Parents Coffee Morning (Mrs Turner)
Tuesday 10th May 9.00am-10.00am - Year 2 Parents Coffee Morning (Mrs Turner)
Tuesday 17th May 9.00am-10.00am - Year 3 Parents Coffee Morning (Mrs Turner)
Thursday 19th May 6.00pm-7.30pm - The SRE Curriculum (Senior Leadership Team)
Tuesday 24th May 9.00am-11.00am - See The Signs (Southend Borough Council)
Thursday 26th May 9.15am-10.15am - The Teaching of RWI Phonics in Phase 1 (Mrs Williams)
Thursday 26th May 2.30pm - 3.30pm - The Teaching of RWI Phonics in Phase 1 (Mrs Williams)
Tuesday 7th June 9.00am-10.30am - Year 6 Secondary School Transitions (Mrs Turner)
Thursday 9th June 9.00am-11.00am - HENRY Programme - Healthy Teeth (ABS Partnership)
Thursday 9th June 6.00pm-7.30pm - Secondary School Admissions and 11+ information session (Mrs Jones)
Tuesday 14th June 9.00am-10.00am - Year 4 Parents Coffee Morning (Mrs Turner)
Thursday 16th June 9.00am-11.00am - HENRY Programme - Eating Well for Less (ABS Partnership)
Tuesday 21st June 9.00am-10.00am - Year 5 Parents Coffee Morning (Mrs Turner)
Thursday 23rd June 9.00am-11.00am - HENRY Programme - What's In Our Food? (ABS Partnership)
Tuesday 28th June 9.00am-11.00am - Supporting Children with SEND (Southend SEND Independent Forum)
Thursday 30th June 9.00am-11.00am - HENRY Programme - Fussy Eating (ABS Partnership)
Thursday 7th July 9.00am-11.00am - HENRY Programme - Healthy Drinks (ABS Partnership)
Thursday 14th July 9.00am-11.00am - HENRY Programme - Let's Get Active (ABS Partnership)
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."
"It has been wonderful to meet other parents and to be creative, learning a new skill - it is time out of my busy day for myself!"
"CLIC runs great courses which are located within within a local community school - it is wonderful to be a part of it."
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."