Family & Community Support
We run weekly coffee mornings on a Friday and arrange regular workshops and information sessions on different topics for parents.
Parents and carers often have worries or concerns that may feel difficult to talk to anyone about. This might be about their family and children, themselves or other issues that they might need practical help and advice with such as:
- Children’s behaviour
- Family life
- Mental health & wellbeing
- Employment & volunteering
- Help with filling in forms
There are regular Information Sessions and Workshops for parents and carers on a variety of topics and learning. These have included Mental Health & Wellbeing for Families, Cooking, Craft sessions and Employment advice and guidance as well as sessions on internet safety.
Outside organisations and agencies attend coffee morning sessions to provide information and advice e.g. Victim Support, Community Safety, Kier Starmer MP, local councillors.
Click on the image below to see this week’s timetable.
What Parents Say
We asked what our parents thought about our school and ways we could further support them. Here is a selection of what they said:
“The school has supported me and my family as well as teaching my children. They are so friendly, right from on the gate in the morning to when I collect them. They deal with any problems or concerns I have, I always can find someone to talk to about them, and they try to help me sort it out. They are supportive of different cultures and understand families of their community. They have helped me with food bank vouchers, amazon breakfast food deliveries during the holidays, they were able to donate a buggy when I had my baby and make a referral to Little Village for me. It feels like they are part of my family. The coffee mornings are my favourite part of the week, I’ve made new friends and it has helped bring us all together. Its very special for us.”
“What can I say, both my boys have come to this school and I highly recommend it. My youngest son is in his final year and is autistic, this school has supported him and put in strategies since Nursery in every possible way.”
“I felt a bit worried when Carlton and Rhyl merged, but I have to say my son and I have really enjoyed being part of this school. Even if we have had problems there is always someone I can talk to about it.”
“My children settled really well in this school after we moved from Enfield. They feel very comfortable in coming to school. The teachers and staff are so friendly and approachable and I enjoy coming to coffee mornings so I can meet other mothers.”
“We recently moved to this school and compared to our old school I have found the teachers so friendly. I can talk to them as they help the family and my children do not feel nervous about coming here”
“I love how the school teaches our children and gives them new skills and experiences with Raising Aspirations and builds their confidence and how it also empowers the mothers in the school.”
“My son joined Rhyl Community Primary school in nursery. He is now in reception and has made tremendous progress with his speech and writing skills. Rhyl have adapted my son’s style of learning to best support him. I cannot recommend the school enough.”
What our parents think about our Coffee Mornings:
“I have loved the coffee mornings. I can’t believe it took me all these years to actually come. Its always informative and always lots of fun and laughter—and great cakes. I love Jenny and the other ladies who come”
“I’ve enjoyed coffee mornings, it’s good that I can bring my younger one so he can play too. It’s just nice to talk to other mums.”
“I loved the coffee morning it’s the best because we all can come and talk about how we are feeling, what support we need and what courses to help us. It’s good to drink lovely coffee with other mums and dads and have cake too.”
“I meet a lot of parents. I have enjoyed coming and have something at school.”
“I like coming coffee mornings because I meet a lot of mums. It is amazing.”
“What a joy and happiness to join lovely parents each Friday … we learnt a lot from all the guests in different subjects and school staff. We feel more close to the school, whilst we chat, laugh, share different feelings and break the loneliness. Thank you so much Jenny and Denise and all the ladies who come to this lovely coffee mornings.”