What is an Extended School ?
The background of Extended Schools is set out in this document and details the history and background of the Extended Schools Government Agenda.
Who and What is BigTop Extended Schools??
In May 2008 Top Valley and Big Wood Extended Schools clusters merged to become BigTop Extended Schools.
BigTop Extended Schools consists of the 9 schools within the area (Big Wood, Glade Hill, Robin Hood, Rise Park, Southglade, Stanstead, Top Valley, Warren and Westglade).
We work with : Area 1 & 2 Neighbourhood Management, Bestwood Directions, BigTop EIP, Early Years, Health, Southglade and Ken Martin Leisure Centres, Sure Start (Southglade and Bestwood & Top Valley), Play, The Academy, Totsworld and Angels By Day Nurseries and Youth
Meetings are held on a monthly basis to ensure that every family within the area is able to access the full Core Offer of the Extended Schools Government Agenda (refer to document below)
Local services, events and activities are organised directly by the school, or in partnership with private or voluntary sector providers or extended schools to ensure that there is a range of services to meet the needs of children, families and the local community.
The Extended Schools Core Offer
A document containing brief details of the Extended Schools Core Offer and what it actually means to schools, partners and families. Other useful links :
Local Beavers, Cubs, Rainbows and Brownies
Information and contact details as well as ages and times of your local scouting and guiding packs.
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Services for Notts
A Directory of Services people in Nottingham & Nottinghamshire. A web based database maintained by the Nottingham City Children & Families Information Service and Nottinghamshire County Council.
This website helps you find useful information about the different types of childcare and early education in your local area
A national website which is edited and maintained and updated by local mums with support from a central team. The Netmums website covers local information on places to go, things to do, education, childcare, and community, social and employment issues
Parentline Plus is a national charity that works for, and with, parents. It gives advice and information for parents and children on all aspects of growing up from weaning to teenages.
Winston's Wish helps children rebuild their lives after the death of a parent or sibling or someone close, enabling them to face the future with hope. They offer practical support and guidance to families, professionals and anyone concerned about a grieving child.
Nottingham City Council
Nottingham City Council website with information regarding the city and the local areas
Open and Green Space
Nottingham City Council's website with information on our local green spaces and parks
Nottingham County Coucil
Nottingham County Council's website with information on the county's parks including Bestwood Country Park
Whats On In Nottingham Guide
Local information on activities and events happening in and around Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire
The Nottingham Library Service
Information on events, activities, opening times, reading groups and toddler groups as well as online booking of computers and the library catalgue search service