Young Carers Award
Coopers Lane wins award for young carer support
Hundreds of schools across England participate in the Young Carers in Schools Programme to improve their support systems, ensuring that no child need miss out on educational opportunities because they are a carer. The programme celebrates good practice through the Young Carers in Schools Award.
The young carers team at Coopers Lane School are happy to announce that they have received the Bronze level, Young Carers In Schools Award. Not only do they provide information about how to identify young carers, which is available on noticeboards and the school webpage, the young carers team have also demonstrated that they support young carers in many other ways. This includes helping with homework and providing a drop in session, which allows children to have a safe space to talk and for them to get individualised support.
Congratulating award winning schools, Giles Meyer, Chief Executive of Carers Trust says, “The Young Carers in Schools programme is helping to transform schools and support staff across England.”
Schools play a vital role in a young carer’s life, as many care for relatives without their teachers even knowing what they do.
On average young carers will miss a day of school each month as a result of their caring role, so the steps schools take to identify and support them can have a huge impact on their learning, wellbeing and life chances.
Research carried out by Carers Trust and The Children’s Society shows that, young carers miss or cut short 48 school days a year and often have lower levels of self-confidence, mental wellbeing and significantly lower educational attainment, especially when going on to GCSE level, because of their caring role.
The 2011 Census statistics revealed that there are just over 166,000 young carers in England, but research reveals that this is just the tip of the iceberg. The true figure could be closer to 700,000 young carers in England, equivalent to one in 12 school children, many of whom are unrecognised and unsupported.
“At Coopers Lane School it has taken a little while to identify and establish a young carers group, however, we hope to continue to provide the encouragement and support needed to enable every young carer in our school the time and space to flourish.” Paul, Operational School Lead
Two examples of what our young carers have said, when caring for a parent or sibling;
“I like helping out at home because I like making my parents proud”
“I don’t like being asked to do things, all the time, but I like being kind, helping my family and being responsible.”
Young carers are responsible for emotional, practical or physical care for a parent, sibling or other family member who has a physical disability, mental health issue or substance misuse issue.
Congratulations to the Coopers Lane Young Carers Team for achieving this award.
You can find out more information about our Young Carers Group here.
Summer Fayre 2019
Wow, what an amazing summer fair it was again this year! Despite a bit of rain, hundreds of people enjoyed an afternoon of fun filled activities and performances. A huge thank you to the PTA for organising such a fantastic event and to all who attended and helped to raise over £4000. What a terrific result!
New School Roof
Upcoming Building Work
Over the next few months, we will be having the entire roof of the Key Stage 2 building replaced. Due to the size of the project, the work cannot be completed during the school holidays, so some of the work will be done during the summer term.
Scaffolding has been erected during the half term break and the work is due to start right away. While we are still in school for the summer term, the contractors will only be working on the flat roof areas. The main pitched roof will not be started until we break up for the summer holidays.
PTA Summer Fayre
We have already received lots of very exciting raffle prizes, so watch this space for the tickets to go on sale.
If you are able to help run a stall at the fayre or know of a local business that would like to support us, please email email@example.com, with your name, contact number and email address.
Safer Internet Day 2019
This year’s theme for Safer Internet Day is ‘understanding consent in a digital world’. Across the school we have been talking about how consent and permission work in an online context and how our choices can make a positive change online.
Please click here to see a copy of Child safety on TikTok: parent factsheet with some useful information and things to look out for if your child is using TikTok (formerly known as Music.ly.)
Children in Need
The children had a fantastic time, dancing away at our Dotty Disco and wearing their spots for Children in Need. We would like to thank you all, for the amazing fundraising you have done; we have raised £455. Well done!
This week we have been thinking about the significance of Remembrance and talking about the 100 year anniversary since the end of World War 1. Part of our learning involved all of the children making a poppy to display on the school fence with a message of peace. You can watch a video of this below.
Growth Mindset Workshop
We Scare Hunger
Today was an amazing day at school and everyone looked fantastic in their ‘We Scare Hunger’ costumes. Thank you for all your artistic efforts and most importantly for your generous donations that will help many people in need this Winter.
Forest School Open
Our brand new Forest School opened this week and is already proving to be a huge success. Children from Reception and Year 2 enjoyed spending time in the outdoor learning environment.
Reception and Nursery Open Days
We are happy to announce our Reception and Nursery Open Days in November:
Wednesday 7th November: 10:00 am – 11:00 am and 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Wednesday 21st November: 10:00 am – 11:00 am and 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Tuesday 6th November: 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Tuesday 13th November: 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Tuesday 20th November: 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Tuesday 27th November: 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
School Highlights 2017/18
Here are some of our favourite memories from 2017/18.
Coopers Lane PTA Summer Fair 2018
Thank you to everyone who helped to make the Coopers Lane PTA Summer Fair such a success, we raised a record breaking £6313!!
Huge congratulations to Elaine Harris who coordinated the event and special thanks go to Matt Parr and Parr London who sponsored the fair and have made such a difference to our final total. All the children in the school will benefit from your generosity.