Jones Memorial Primary School has been involved in the Extended Schools programme since 2015. The Extended Schools programme was devised with the aim of helping and supporting children and young people in areas of social deprivation.
The programme has 5 main outcomes
Enjoying Learning and Achieving
Living in safety and with stability
Enjoying economic and environmental well-being
Contributing positively to community and society
Each year our school receives Extended Schools funding from the Department of Education. We use this money to provide a range of activities for our pupils, in order to help them achieve the outcomes listed above.
Over the past decade our Extended Schools programme has included the following activities:
The After-School Club (Buttercup)
Computer Club and talks on Internet safety for parents & children
Cookery Club for parents & children
Dance for parents & children
Language & Communication
Literacy & Numeracy After schools club and parents evening
Speech and Language
Mental health talks, Play therapy and Relax kids
Most of these activities take place at the end of the school day, and most are organized and delivered by members of the school staff.
During the past year we have run many of these activities, including:
The After-School Club (Buttercup/Homework)
Open to all pupils from Reception to Primary 7. Children are given help with their homework and also have opportunities to participate in a range of creative activities, such as arts & crafts and games.