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New community ESOL learning course for parents and carers starting in January...

'Together We Learn' ESOL course starting at Carterhatch Infants School on Monday 20th January at 9.30am. Contact the school for further details.

 

More fantastic courses for parents and carers starting in September...

We are thrilled that we have received funding to deliver another accredited money advice course from Money A+E, an award winning social enterprise. The course, due to start in September, offers advice on maximising and increasing your income as well as employability skills. Further details will follow - please speak to your school's PSA if you are interested in attending. Watch this video to find out how our previous students have benefitted.

 

And we are offering these courses from the WEA. Courses are free for parents/carers of children who receive a benefit.

Basic Family First Aid

Course starting at Worcesters Primary School on Monday 16th September. Click here for further information or to enrol.

Course starting at St Michael's CE Primary School on Tuesday 17th September. Click here for further information or to enrol. 

Bullying Prevention taster session at Keys Meadow Primary School on Friday 13th September. Click here for further information or to enrol. 

Level 2 award in Support Work in Schools and Colleges course. Please attend Bush Hill Park Primary School on Thursday 12th September at 9.15am for an initial assessment and to enrol. Click here for further information

Introduction to Counselling at Capel Manor Primary School starting on Thursday 19th September. The course will run for 15 weeks, and each session will start at 9.15am and finish at 12.15pm. Click here for further information or to enrol.

'The Great Debate' 2019 semi-finalists

This year's debating competition, 'The Great Debate', has seen some persuasive arguments from Years 5 and 6 'for' and 'against' a number of topical issues. A huge well done to everyone who took part including: Bush Hill Park Primary, Forty Hill CE Primary, George Spicer Primary, Hadley Wood Primary, Prince of Wales Primary, St Andrew's CE (Enfield) Primary, St Andrew's CE (Southgate) Primary, St John's CE Primary, St Michael's CE Primary, Worcesters Primary. The event was judged by two local magistrates and three sixth form pupils from Chace Community School.

Congratulations to our semi-finalists: George Spicer Primary, Prince of Wales Primary and St Michael's CE Primary. The finals will be in June.

 
ESOL speaking and listening course

ESOL Entry 1 Speaking and Listening course at Carterhatch Infants School on Monday mornings 9.00am to 1.30pm. Courses are free to adults (aged 19+) who receive a benefit. Contact your PSA for further details.

 
 
Exciting new course for parents and carers...

An exciting new course from the WEA for parents/carers of children who attend one of our schools. Courses are free to adults (aged 19+) who receive a benefit.

Introduction to Philosophy, Sociology and Psychology course at Keys Meadow Primary starting on Friday 8th March from 9.15am. This course will run for 15 weeks. Click here to enrol on this course.

 

Money advice course

Money A+E is an award winning social enterprise offering a free money advice course to parents and carers of pupils at ETSP schools. The course will include personal budgeting, savings, debt, benefits, financial terms and an introduction to mentoring. The 8 week course will be held at Brimsdown Primary School starting on Monday 4th February 2019 from 9.30am to 11.00am. Please speak to your school's Parent Support Adviser for more details or click here to view the flyer. 

 

Money management course

Christians Against Poverty (CAP) are a debt counselling charity offering a free CAP Money course to parents, carers, family, friends and neighbours of ETSP pupils. The course will help you manage your money better and learn to budget, save and spend well. The course will be held at Shirley Hall, Enfield EN2 6SB on Wednesday 16th, 23rd and 30th January 2019 from 9.30am to 11.00am. Week 1: Building a budget and how to live on it. Week 2: CAP Money system - how to manage money. Week 3: Living with cash and how to save. Please speak to your school's Parent Support Adviser for more details or click here to view the flyer. 

New Year courses for parents and carers...

The WEA courses below are for parents/carers of children who attend one of our schools. Courses are free to adults (aged 19+) who receive a benefit.

Introduction to Helping in Schools course at Honilands Primary. The course enrolment day will be held at Honilands Primary on Thursday 10th January from 9.00am.

Introduction to Mental Health Awareness course at Capel Manor Primary. The course enrolment day will be held at Capel Manor Primary on Thursday 10th January from 9.30am.  

Confidence Building, Self and Child Development, and Employability course at Keys Meadow Primary starting on Friday 11th  January from 9.00am.

Get Ready for Maths course at Worcesters Primary. The course enrolment day will be held at Worcesters Primary on Wednesday 16th January from 9.00am. To enrol on this course click here.

 
And our 2018 Spelling Bee winners are...

A huge well done to our 7 finalist schools: Brimsdown Primary, Capel Manor Primary, Forty Hill CE Primary, George Spicer Primary, Prince of Wales Primary, St Andrew's CE Southgate Primary and Worcesters Primary. Our pupils had to spell some very challenging words including irreparable, apocryphal, sanctimonious and erroneous.

Congratulations to our winners: Capel Manor Primary Years 1 and 2, Prince of Wales Primary Years 3 and 4 and Forty Hill CE Primary Years 5 and 6. 

Award winner! 

ETSP is a WEA Regional Partner award winner! This is fantastic recognition of the hard work and dedication of our students and staff. Schools have provided exceptional learning spaces and encouraged parents, carers and grandparents of children in our schools to take their next steps, whether this has been attending Lloyd's employability workshops or one (or more) of a range of courses. We are committed to raising educational aspirations within our community and helping parents and carers take their employment and educational opportunities further. See below for current courses/workshops.

Many of the parents filmed and interviewed for WEA's 'Grow Together - Learn Together'campaign are from our partnership schools. Click here to view the film.

 
New courses for parents and carers...

Prepare your child for starting secondary school

We are pleased to advise Bush Hill Park Primary are offering a free taster session, 'Prepare your child for starting secondary school' for parents and carers. Delivered by WEA, students will consider the concerns they or their child(ren) have about starting secondary school for the first time and discuss strategies and activities they could use to support their child(ren) in this transition

The session will be held at Bush Hill Park Primary on Thursday 29th November at 9.00am. Click here for more details. 

Functional skills in Maths (Level 1) at Honilands Primary on Friday 30th November from 9.00am - 11.30am. Come along for an initial assessment - please contact Honilands if you would like to attend.

Mental Health Awareness course starts at Capel Manor Primary on Thursday 10th January 2019 from 9.00am - 12.00pm. The course will run for 15 weeks. This is a popular course and there are only 16 places available so apply soon! Click here for more details.

ETSP Spelling Bee

ETSP schools are participating in our first ever Spelling Bee. Each school ran their own Spelling Bee heats for pupils from Years 1 to 6. The winners in each year group were selected to represent their school team in the semi-finals. Brimsdown Primary, Capel Manor Primary, Chase Side Primary, Forty Hill CE Primary, George Spicer Primary, Keys Meadow Primary, Lavender Primary, Prince of Wales Primary, St Andrew's Southgate CE Primary, St George's Catholic Primary, St John's CE Primary, St Michael's CE Primary and Worcesters Primary School all competed in our semi-final 'spelling matches'. Congratulations to all our pupils for learning their spellings so well. We discovered we have some awesome spellers so we're looking forward to challenging our finalists!

Years 1 and 2 finalists: Brimsdown Primary, Capel Manor Primary and St Andrew's Southgate CE Primary. 

Years 3 and 4 finalists: Prince of Wales Primary, St Andrew's Southgate CE Primary and Worcesters Primary.

Years 5 and 6 finalists: Forty Hill CE Primary, George Spicer Primary and St Andrew's Southgate CE Primary.

ETSP invited to the Houses of Parliament!

Lloyds Banking Group and WEA celebrated their ongoing successful partnership with a Parliamentary reception at the Houses of Parliament in October. Some ETSP students involved in the Lloyds/WEA employability scheme, and the ETSP, were invited to the reception to share their experiences. The event was attended by MPs, including Chi Onwurah MP, and senior members of Lloyds Banking Group and WEA. Also attending was Dave Brown, a WEA tutor, familiar to many of our students!

ETSP works with both organisations to deliver practical employability workshops to our parents and carers. The workshops help students prepare for interviews, write CVs and look at the skills needed for work. If you are interested in attending one of these workshops please speak to your school's Parent Support Adviser.

Click here to see photos of the reception.

All photos credited to @jampondphotography

ETSP Poetry Festival

ETSP schools are taking part in Enfield's first Literary Festival starting on Friday 22nd June. Click here for details about all the different events you can attend.

Pupils representing 18 of our schools will be performing their poems at the Dugdale:

Friday 22nd June 6pm - 7pm 'We Are The Future'
Poet: Simon Mole.
Schools: Bush Hill Park Primary, St Andrew's CE Southgate Primary and Suffolks Primary

Friday 22nd June 7pm - 8pm 'Glow Ball City Zen Poems for Enfield'
Poet: Francesca Beard
Schools: George Spicer Primary and St Andrew's CE Enfield Primary, St Michael's CE Primary

Friday 29th June 6pm - 7pm 'The Hearing Heart' and 'Under the Same Sky' (part 1)
Poet: Rachel Piercey
Schools: Brimsdown Primary, Chase Side Primary, St John's CE Primary and St George's Catholic Primary
Poet: Cheryl Moskowitz
Schools: Prince of Wales and Waverley School

Friday 29th June 7pm - 8pm 'Under the Same Sky' (part 2) and 'Global CITIZENfield'

Poet: Cheryl Moskowitz
Schools: Capel Manor Primary and Forty Hill CE Primary
Poet: Paul Lyalls
Schools: Eastfield Primary, Honilands Primary, Keys Meadow Primary and Worcesters Primary

 
'The Great Debate' winners

Well done to all the pupils who took part in our first 'The Great Debate'. Congratulations to the winners Forty Hill CE Primary and to the runners-up George Spicer Primary.

'The Great Debate' semi-finalists

We are holding our first debating competition, 'The Great Debate', for partnership schools. See our events page for further details. Congratulations to our four semi-finalists: Forty Hill CE Primary, George Spicer Primary, St Andrew's CE Enfield Primary and Worcesters Primary. The finals will be on Thursday 24th May.

New start date for the counselling course at Keys Meadow

Introduction to Counselling Skills and Theory (Level 1) at Keys Meadow Primary starting Wednesday 18th April. The course will be completed over 11 weeks. Each session will run from 9.30am – 1.30pm.

 
 
Fundraising campaign for a poetry and art project

We are looking to raise £4,000 towards a poetry and art project planned for the summer term. Working with The Poetry Society, pupils in one year group across all 21 of our schools will work with professional poets to develop their own poetry. They will create artwork to support their poems as well as engage in a number of performances. Please support this project by making a donation, all contributions, however big or small, will make a difference. gofundme.etsppoetry Thank you.

New courses for parents and carers starting from next week...

Our taster sessions were very well attended so we are pleased to advise we can offer the following courses. For further details please speak to your school's Parent Support Adviser:

Introduction to Counselling Skills and Theory (Level 1) at Capel Manor Primary starting Tuesday 20th March. The course will be completed over 12 weeks. Each session will run from 9.00am – 12.00pm.

Introduction to Counselling Skills and Theory (Level 1) at Keys Meadow Primary starting Wednesday 21st March. The course will be completed over 11 weeks. Each session will run from 9.30am – 1.30pm.

Introduction to Mental Health Awareness (Level 1) at Keys Meadow Primary starting Friday 23rd March.

The course will be completed over 11 weeks. Each session will run from 9.30am – 1.30pm.

Introduction to Helping in Schools (Level 1) at Capel Manor Primary starting Wednesday 25th April.

The course will be completed over 5 weeks. Each session will run from 9.30am – 12.00pm.

Introduction to Helping in Schools (Level 1) at Keys Meadow Primary starting Thursday 19th April.

The course will be completed over 5 weeks. Each session will run from 9.30am – 12.00pm.

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