The Link Centre is based at Central Primary School and is a community building that was officially opened by Councillor Wayne Daley on 15th November 2019.
The Link was introduced to provide support and opportunities for the parents/carers and families of both Bothal and Central Primary Schools.
We have a dedicated Family Support Worker employed by the ALP and we are running a number of courses and sessions that are tailored to meet the needs of our families.
We have developed a strategic plan for the future and have a clear vision of how we will further develop growing opportunities for our families in Ashington.
Please read on to find further information about our journey and what we have to offer.
Thrive was introduced across the ALPTrust to support the emotional wellbeing and mental health of our pupils.
We then looked at how can we support families and carers, so that they are more able to support their children with their emotional wellbeing and mental health.
We employed a Family Support Worker who is in great demand and we knew we would have to offer more and make it sustainable.
•Drop in sessions at least 4 mornings per week.
•Thrive/Positive parenting and Cognitive behavior strategy to be delivered weekly on a Wednesday mornings.
•Stand alone sessions on healthy eating, healthy living, head lice, managing on a budget, life skills, craft sessions, parent and children sessions, sewing sessions and keep fit etc
•Delivering important information regarding safeguarding, child protection and issues relevant to the community.
•School staff will deliver sessions on how to support a child’s learning at home in Numeracy and Literacy.
•Support for parents/carers to return to work and gain qualifications through courses offered within The Link.
Due to current restrictions and Government Guidance, we have adapted the way that we run our Link Provision. Unfortunately, we are unable to host group sessions and workshops at this time. All previous timetables are now on hold.
We are still supporting families in a different way and will tailor this to suit your needs.
If you would like any further information on how we can support you please either speak to your child's class teacher, contact your school site office or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Click the link below to access information on what we have to offer for 2020/2021.
These flyers are a small selection of what we have to offer via The Link.
We aim to build an individual programme to best meet your needs following an initial assessment.