The School and the Wider Community
Family Learning programmes are designed to enable adults and children to learn together or are programmes that enable parents or carers to learn how to support their children's learning.
Involving parents/carers in learning helps not only to improve children's learning but also adults own skills. The 'Family' includes immediate and extended family and can include; children, parents, grandparents, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles etc.
Family Learning projects aim to increase life skills and confidence by offering informal as well as formal learning within a supportive environment. These projects can also signpost to other learning opportunities.
The school provides the hub of the community and intends to extend its learning opportunities to the wider school community and not just those aged 5-11.
Family Learning projects can take place within schools and other community venues and can include; literacy and numeracy workshops & courses, family finance, parent & toddler groups and parenting courses to name a few.
You can contact our Family Worker by attending our regular drop-ins or by talking to the Head Teacher or the school office.
Ely St John's has a Governing Body drawn from parents, local authority, representatives of the staff and the local community. The Governors work closely with the headteacher and senior staff to ensure that pupils get a good balanced education. The Governors role involves ensuring that the school has clear aims and a vision supported by clear plans and goals. It is a 'critical friend' monitoring and evaluating how the school is progressing towards its aims. Further information about contacting the Governors, or becoming a Governor are available on the school website.
Ely St John's is supported by the Friends of Ely St John's - a parents' group that raises funds to support activities and developments that benefit the children who attend St John's school. This includes an annual Christmas Fayre, school discos, car boot sales and a variety of other activities.
The Friends Committee can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
We run a varied programme of up to 20 after school clubs a week including sports, art, French, Lego, music and dance to name a few. Each term sees the start of a new programme so that the children can try different clubs which are mostly chargeable although there is funding available on request. Some clubs are run by members of staff and others are run by companies who come into the school. All external tutors receive the appropriate checks and are basic first aid trained. The clubs start straight after school and normally last for one hour.
Kids Club Ely provide Out of School childcare in the community room before school, after school and throughout the school holidays. For further information visit:
tel 07814 788001