The Core Offer of extended services available for children to access through all schools by 2010
High Quality Wraparound Childcare
Primary schools will provide childcare either on the school site or through local providers, (for example, nurseries, breakfast and/or after school clubs), with supervised transport arrangements where appropriate, available 8am – 6pm all year round or to reflect community demand.
A Varied Menu of Activities
To be on offer such as homework clubs and study support, sport, music tuition, dance and drama, arts and crafts, special interest clubs such as chess, volunteering, business and enterprise activities.
To include information sessions for parents at key transition points, parenting programmes run with the support of other children’s services and family learning sessions to allow children to learn with their parents.
Swift and Easy Access
To a wide range of specialist support services such as speech therapy, child and adolescent mental health services, family support services, intensive behaviour support, and (for young people) sexual heath services. Some may be delivered on school sites.
Providing wider community access to ICT, sports and arts facilities, including adult learning.
These services will need to be based around the needs of pupils, parents and the community; this core offer ensures that there is a minimum of services and activities for all.
Services will not necessarily be provided on the school site or by teachers.
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