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T abl eofCont ent s Mes s ageFr om TheChai r. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Di r ect or ’ sRepor t. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Tr eas ur er ’ sRepor t. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Tr us t eesRepor t . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Par t ner s hi ps&Pr oj ect s. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Chi l dr en& YoungPeopl e. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 ChExsFami l yFun. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23 Fami l y& Adul tLear ni ng. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 Communi t y. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25

Cour s eEval uat i on. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 41 ChExsI nt egr at edSuppor t. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 ChExsPar entSuppor t. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Wor ki ngI nPar t ner s hi p. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WhatTheySay. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46

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Mes s agef r om t heChai r JoGant Chai rPer sonf or ChExsAnnualRevi ew andAccount s 2011/ 2011

Iam sover ypl easedt ohavet heoppor t uni t yt owr i t et hef i r stf or ewor dasChai roft henewl y est abl i shedChExsChar i t y.Thi syearhasbeenamoment ousonef oral last het eam hasset aboutest abl i shi ngandt r ansf or mi ngt hemsel vesandt hei rwor ki ngpr act i cesi nt oasuccessf ul andsust ai nabl echar i t y. Despi t et hi supheavalt het eam haver emai nedcommi t t edt ot hei rai m ofpr ovi di ngandassi st i ngi n t hepr ovi si onofeducat i onalser vi ces,ex t r a-cur r i cul aract i vi t i es,chi l dcar eandanassor t mentof ex t endedser vi cesf ort hebenef i toft hecommuni t i esofCheshuntandt hesur r oundi ngar ea.I nf act t heChar i t yhasmanagedt oex t endt henumber swhoar ebenef i t i ngf r om t heser vi cesof f er edt hi s year .Asanact i veandser vi ngHeadt eacheri nt hel ocalar eaIspeakf ormanywhobel i evet hat wi t houtt heDi r ect or ’ swor ksomeofourmostdi sadvant agedf ami l i eswoul dst r uggl et oconnectand engagewi t ht hecommuni t yandi t ssuppor tnet wor k. Asal ways,t heDi r ect or ’ sunf ai l i ngopt i mi sm andpassi onhavebeenkeyt ot hi ssuccessf ult r ansf er t oChar i t ySt at us.Howeverwewoul dbot hl i ket or ecogni set hesuppor tandadvi cegi venbya numberourpar t ner shi pgr oupsdur i ngt hi sper i odandt hecommi t mentoft hewhol et eam i nmaki ng t heChar i t yst at uswor k. Sowhati snextf ort henew Char i t y?TheDi r ect orandt heBoar dofTr ust eesar ecl eart hatt he Char i t y needs t o cont i nue t o sour ce addi t i onalf undi ng t o pr ovi de a sust ai nabl e pl at f or m f or t he f ut ur e.We al so r ecogni se t he ChExschar i t yhasa si gni f i cantr ol et o pl ayi n ourcur r ent Gover nment ’ sBi gSoci et yandSoci alVal ueActbyexpl oi t i ngasmanyoppor t uni t i esaspossi bl et o hel pl ocalcommuni t i esi nt hekeyar easofSoci alJust i ce,Soci alMobi l i t yandSoci alResponsi bi l i t y overt henextyear .

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Iwoul dl i keexpr essmysi ncer et hankst o manyst at ut or y,vol unt ar yand communi t ygr oups, busi nesses,vol unt eer s,par ent s,car er s,youngpeopl eandchi l dr en,wi t haspeci alt hankyou t oSai nsbur y’ sWal t ham Poi ntDepot ,Ayl et t ’ sNur ser yandB3Li vi ngf ort hei rcont i nuedsuppor t . Wi t houtyourcont i nueddedi cat i on,suppor t ,advi ceandgui dancewewoul dnothavebeenabl et o hel pt hecommuni t i esweser ve.ChEx shasr eachedoutt oyetanot herr ecor dnumberofpeopl et hi s year ,ei t hert hr oughacour se,ser vi ceorpr oj ectsuppor t i ngchi l dr enandyoungpeopl e,f ami l i esand l ocalcommuni t ymember s.Pl easeseef ur t herr epor t sonpar t ner shi psandpr oj ect si nt hi sChEx s annualr epor t2011/ 2012.Iwoul dal sol i ket osayaspeci alt hankyouf ort heongoi ngsuppor tand gui danceIr ecei vef r om t hechar i t yTr ust ees.Thi shel pi saf undament alf act oront hechar i t i es devel opmentandpr ogr essdur i nganot herver ychal l engi ngyear .Thei mpactofChEx s’wor ki n 2011/ 2012andf ut ur eser vi ces/ act i vi t i espl anned ar ei dent i f i edwi t hi nt hi sr epor t . TheChExst eam havewor kedext r emel yhar dandshowni mpr essi vel oyal t yandpassi on.These keyski l l sandqual i t i esar et hedeci di ngf act or si nt hesuccessf ult r ansi t i onf r om Ext endedSchool s cont r olt oCheshuntExt endedSer vi cescont r ol .Thet eam’ scompl et ef ocus,dr i veandpr of essi onal conducti sat est amentt ot hei rcommi t mentt ot hechar i t y.ChExsi sal sogr at ef ulf ort hei nput wehaver ecei vedovert heyearf r om adedi cat edt eam ofvol unt eer si ncl udi ngLeeBar net ,Rob Fi t zsi monandChr i sThor ne. Onechal l engei st ocont i nual l yr ai set hepr of i l eofChExsandi npar t i cul art heef f ect i ver ol eof ChExsasanor gani sat i ont odel i verser vi ces/ act i vi t i esonbehal fofst at ut or yst r uct ur est ohel p shapeanddevel opt hecapaci t yf ort hel ocalcommuni t i es.Wehaveconduct edaheal t hcheck r evi ewont hechar i t yt oenabl el ocaldeci si onmaker st omeetwi t ht heChExst eam / Tr ust eesand f i ndoutf ort hemsel veswhatweof f erandhow ChExscanhel psuppor tt hei rai ms! Wear econst ant l yr evi ewi ngandassessi ngourcur r entser vi ces,st r at egi cai msanddevel opment goal s,sot heyar emor et ar get edandef f ect i ve.I ti sessent i alt hatt heoppor t uni t yt odevel opr evenue st r eamsbeyondourst at ut or yser vi cest ot heEx t endedSer vi cesCor eOf f eri st akeni nat i mel y manneri nor dert ocr eat et heopt i mum condi t i onsf ori t s’successf ulsust ai nabi l i t y.Ever yonewi t hi n t heor gani sat i onwi l lneedt obecl earont hechar i t i esf ourout comeswhi char el i nkedt ot hechar i t i es obj ect i ve. Weendeavourt oensur eChEx s’ l ocalknowl edgeandsuppor tf ort hef ami l i esandl ocalcommuni t i es cont i nuest o be r ecogni sed asone oft he mostval uabl e benef i t sChEx shasest abl i shed .The t eam’ sabi l i t yt oadaptandshowf l ex i bi l i t yi sadeci di ngf act ori nt hesuccessf ulsuppor tt heChi l dr en & young peopl e Suppor tWor kerand Par entSuppor tdel i vert ot he f ami l i es we ser ve,hel pi ng t o demonst r at e ourwor t h.Thi sal so heavi l yl i nkswi t ht he coal i t i on Gover nment ’ s‘ Bi g Soci et y’ and Soci alVal ue Actt hathi ghl i ght st he i mpor t ance ofdevel opi ng mechani sms t o hel pl ocal communi t i esar oundSoci alJust i ce,Soci alMobi l i t yandSoci alResponsi bi l i t y. “ Soci alval ue”under st andshow t hr eat enedr esour cesar eandseekst oensur et hatdi st r i but i on oft hel i mi t edser vi cesandsuppor tmechani smsar ei mpl ement edi nanal l i ncl usi veappr oachi n or dert oi ncr easet heopt i mum i mpactandout r each.Thi sappr oachencompassesl ooki ngbeyond t hepr i ceofeachi ndi vi dualcont r actandl ooki ngatwhatt hecol l ect i vebenef i tt oacommuni t yi s whenanor gani zat i onwhosewor ki spar toft hepr ocessofgover nment ,buti snotagover nment depar t mentchoosest oawar dacont r act .Soci alval ueaskst hequest i on:‘ I f£1i sspentont he del i ver yofser vi ces,cant hatsame£1beusedt oal sopr oduceawi derbenef i tt ot hecommuni t y?’ Exampl e1ChExsi ncl usi onpr oj ect s-Chi l dr en/ youngpeopl eengagedi nposi t i veact i vi t i eswhi ch i mpr ove schoolr el at i onshi ps and r ai se t hei rsel f est eem,conf i dence and aspi r at i ons whi l st devel opi ng vi t all i f e ski l l ssuch aspr obl em sol vi ng,wor ki ng wi t h ot her sand i mpr ovi ng own l ear ni ng.Al lofwhi chhel pwi t ht hei rat t ai nmentandachi evement !Howevert hepr oj ectr eaches outmuchf ur t herbyhel pi ngt ouni t eacommuni t yt hr oughencour agi ngpeopl et owor kt oget her wi t hasenseofbel i efandowner shi pt ackl i ngl ocali ssueswhi l sti mpr ovi ngr el at i onshi pswi t hi n t he whol e communi t y and enhanci ng t he appear ance and pr omot i ng owner shi p oft he l ocal envi r onment . Exampl e 2 ChExsFami l yFun hel pssuppor tchi l dr en’ sdevel opmentand achi evementwhi l st i mpr ovi ngf ami l yr el at i onshi psandval uesbyencour agi ngf ami l i est ospendqual i t yt i met oget her ! Pl easeseef ur t herr epor t sonpar t ner shi psandpr oj ect si nt hi sChExsannualr epor t2011/ 2012. Asf ort hef ut ur e,ChExswhol eai mf or2012onwar dsi st ocr eat easust ai nabl ef i veyearpl at f or m t or eachoutf ur t heri nt ot hecommuni t y.St ayi ngf ocusedandst eer edbyl ocalneedsenabl esus t ocont i nuepr ovi di ngser vi cesandact i vi t i est oourschool sandl ocalcommuni t y.Ourongoi ng ai m wi l lbet ocont i nuet odevel opanddel i verr el evanti ni t i at i vest osuppor tt heSoci alVal ueAct andst r i vet osuppor tandhel pt hel ocalcommuni t i esofCheshuntandt hesur r oundi ngar eas.

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T r eas ur er ’ sRepor t RachelEngel ChExsTr easur er

Tot het r ust eesandmember soft heCheshuntExt endedSer vi ces.Ihavepl easur ei nr epor t i ngon t heaccount soft heChExsf ort heyearended31stAugust2012. AsDi r ect orofCheshuntEx t endedSer vi ces,Pet erMai denandhi st eam havewor kedt i r el essl yt o pr omot et heser vi cesoft heor gani sat i onwi t hi nt hel ocalschool sandcommuni t yt oensur et hatbest val uehasbeenobt ai nedf r om bot ht hegr ant sdi st r i but edbyt heLocalAut hor i t yandmember shi p subscr i pt i onsf r om School s.Addi t i onalf undshavebeengener at edbyr unni ngpai df orpr oj ect sand appl yi ngf oraddi t i onalex t er nalgr ant s.Ful ldet ai l soft hepr oj ect sar edi st r i but edwi del yt omember s andt hel ocalcommuni t yt hr ought her egul arnewsl et t er sandshow subst ant i all ocalengagement . Thedet ai l edaccount sshow t hebr eakdownofr est r i ct edver susunr est r i ct edf undswi t ht r ust ees agr eei ngt hatt he36mont hsoff undi ngshoul dber et ai nedasunr est r i ct edf undst oensur et hatt he wor kofChExscancont i nuei nt hecaseofanunexpect eddr opofi ncomeorcessat i onofgr ant s. TheChar i t ycont i nuest or el ysi gni f i cant l yupont heTr ansi t i onPar t ner shi pf undi ngavai l abl ef r om Her t sCount yCounci l ,however ,t het eam i swor ki ngr esol ut el yt oobt ai naddi t i onalt hi r dpar t y f undi ngsuchasl ot t er ygr ant s.Theaccount sf ort heyearendi ng31stAugust2012showaheal t hy car r yf or war dt o201213andcar ef ulhusbandi ngofr esour cest oget herwi t hexpandedpr oj ect i ncomegener at i onshoul densur et hef i nanci alst abi l i t yofChExswhi l staddi t i onalgr antf undi ng f ort hel ongt er m.

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A. D.Gor t on J. C.Gant G.Vi r t ue P. A.Bi shop S. A.Far mer P.Hewi t t R.Engel P.Wal ki nshaw

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Campbel lWi l sonACAATI I Howar dWi l sonChar t er edAccount ant s 36Cr ownRi se Wat f or d Her t s WD250NE

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T r us t ees ’ Repor t Tr ust ees’Repor t

Thet r ust eespr esentt hei rr epor tandaccount sf ort heyearended31August2012. Theaccount shavebeenpr epar edi naccor dancewi t ht heaccount i ngpol i ci essetouti nnot e1t o t heaccount sandcompl ywi t ht hechar i t y' s[ gover ni ngdocument ] ,t heChar i t i esAct2011andt he St at ementofRecommendedPr act i ce," Account i ngandRepor t i ngbyChar i t i es" ,i ssuedi nMar ch 2005. St r uct ur e,gover nanceandmanagement The char i t y was est abl i shed by t he est abl i shmentofa const i t ut i on whi ch was adopt ed on 24November2010.Theor gani sat i onwasr egi st er edasachar i t yon22December2010and commencedoper at i onson01Sept ember2011.Thechar i t yi sal soknownas" ChExs" . Thet r ust eeswhoser veddur i ngt heyearwer e: A. D.Gor t on ( Appoi nt ed1Sept ember2011) J. C.Gant ( Appoi nt ed1Sept ember2011) G.Vi r t ue ( Appoi nt ed1Sept ember2011) P. A.Bi shop ( Appoi nt ed1Sept ember2011) S. A.Far mer ( Appoi nt ed1Sept ember2011) P.Hewi t t ( Appoi nt ed1Sept ember2011) R.Engel ( Appoi nt ed1Sept ember2011) P.Wal ki nshaw ( Appoi nt ed1Sept ember2011) ChExsopenl yi nvi t eal lcommuni t ymember svi aChExswebsi t e,mai l i ngci r cul at i onandwor dof mout ht oputt hemsel vesf or war df ornomi nat i onofel ect i ont ot hechar i t ybycompl et i ngt heChExs nomi nat i onf or mf orel ect i onoft r ust eest oCheshuntExt endedSer vi cesTr ust eeboar d.Whena posi t i onbecomesavai l abl et heboar dofTr ust eest henunder t akeaski l l saudi tofnomi nat i onsand i nvi t eal lpot ent i alt r ust eest omeett heboar dbef or eadeci si onofr ecr ui t mentandappoi nt mentt o t heChExsTr ust eesBoar di smade. Al lnew t r ust eesar epr ovi dedwi t hat r ust eei nduct i onpackt oassi stt hem wi t ht her ol et heyar et o pr ovi de. ChExsi sgover nedbyt hechar i t yTr ust eesvi at heChar i t yConst i t ut i on.TheChExsDi r ect orwi l l behel dr esponsi bl ebyt heChExsChai randt r ust ees.TheChExsTr ust eeshaver esponsi bi l i t y f ordeci si onmaki ngbasedoni nf or medgui dance,asappl i cabl et ot hei rChExsr esponsi bi l i t i es. Theyactasr epr esent at i vesoft hei ror gani sat i onsbasedondel egat i onf r om ourconst i t ut i on.Al l consor t i apar t ner swi l lhaveconsul t at i ons/ i nputt ost eerser vi cesanddel egat edayt odayr unni ng oft hechar i t yt ot heDi r ect or .TheChExsDi r ect orwi l lmeetal lconsor t i aHeadt eacher s/ School Li nksever yt er m wi t hacur r entagenda.Thi si st oenabl et heExt endedSer vi ceDevel opmentt o bemoni t or ed.Meet i ngswi l lbet hr eet i mesayear .Thegr oupmaychooset ocal lext r aor di nar y meet i ngst oconsi deri ssuesandact i onout si det henor malcycl eofmeet i ngs( orwher eanur gent r esponsei sr equi r ed. )Thet i meoft hemeet i ngswi l lal sober ot at edt ogi veequaloppor t uni t yf or member st oat t end.At i medagendawi l lbepr ovi ded. Thet r ust eeshasassessedt hemaj orr i skst owhi cht hechar i t yi sexposed,andar esat i sf i edt hat syst emsar ei npl acet omi t i gat eexposur et ot hemaj orr i sks. Obj ect i vesandact i vi t i es ChEx sai mt opr ovi deandassi sti nt hepr ovi si onofeducat i onalser vi ces,ex t r acur r i cul aract i vi t i es, chi l dcar eandex t endedser vi cesf ort hebenef i toft hecommuni t i esofCheshuntandt hesur r oundi ng ar ea. Thet r ust eeshavepai dduer egar dt ogui dancei ssuedbyt heChar i t yCommi ssi oni ndeci di ngwhat act i vi t i est hechar i t yshoul dunder t ake. [ Det ai l soft heact i vi t i esoft hechar i t ydur i ngt heyear( seeSORP2005s47( e)) ]

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Achi evement sandper f or mance Fi nanci alr evi ew Thef i nanci alr esul t sar esetouti nt hef ol l owi ngSt at ementofFi nanci alAct i vi t i es.Thenetr esul t sf or t heyearended31August2012amountt oanunr est r i ct edsur pl usof£43, 474.Thi shasal l owedt he t r ust eest osetasi def undsof£12, 650t owar dsaRedundancyFundwhi ch,gi vent hegener alcl i mat e t het r ust eesbel i evei sappr opr i at et ohavei npl ace. I ti st hepol i cyoft hechar i t yt hatunr est r i ct edf undswhi chhavenotbeendesi gnat edf oraspeci f i c useshoul dbemai nt ai nedatal evelequi val entt obet weent hr eeandsi xmont h’ sexpendi t ur e.The t r ust eesconsi der st hatr eser vesatt hi sl evelwi l lensur et hat ,i nt heeventofasi gni f i cantdr opi n f undi ng,t heywi l lbeabl et ocont i nuet hechar i t y’ scur r entact i vi t i eswhi l econsi der at i oni sgi ven t owaysi nwhi chaddi t i onalf undsmayber ai sed.Thi sl evelofr eser veshasbeenmai nt ai ned t hr oughoutt heyear . Undert heconst i t ut i on,t hechar i t yhast hepowert omakeanyi nvest mentast heTr ust eesseef i t . Pl ansf ort hef ut ur e Thechar i t yi sl ooki ngt oex pandi t soper at i onsi nt hecomi ngper i odandi sseeki ngaddi t i onalf undi ng i nor dert oachi evet hi s.Whi l stl ooki ngt ogr ow t hechar i t yi sconsci ousnott oal l ow i t sel ft ogr ow atar at eaheadofi t sabi l i t i esandi st her ef or eseeki ngf undi ngoveranumberofyear st oal l ow f or ast eadygr owt hbot hwi t hi t scur r entmember saswel lasdevel opi ngnew r el at i onshi psout si dei t s cur r entgr oupandi ncr easi ngi t smember shi p. Onbehal foft heboar doft r ust ees

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T r us t ees ’ Repor t St at ementofTr ust ees’ Responsi bi l i t i es

Thet r ust eesar er esponsi bl ef orpr epar i ngt heTr ust ees' Repor tandt heaccount si naccor dancewi t h appl i cabl el aw andUni t edKi ngdom Account i ngSt andar ds( Uni t edKi ngdom Gener al l yAccept ed Account i ngPr act i ce) . Thel aw appl i cabl et ochar i t i esi nEngl andandWal esr equi r est het r ust eest opr epar eaccount s f oreachf i nanci alyearwhi chgi veat r ueandf ai rvi ew oft hest at eofaf f ai r soft hechar i t yandof t hei ncomi ngr esour cesandappl i cat i onofr esour cesoft hechar i t yf ort hatyear . I npr epar i ngt heseaccount s,t het r ust eesar er equi r edt o: -sel ectsui t abl eaccount i ngpol i ci esandt henappl yt hem consi st ent l y; -obser vet hemet hodsandpr i nci pl esi nt heChar i t i esSORP; -makej udgement sandest i mat est hatar er easonabl eandpr udent ; -st at ewhet herappl i cabl eaccount i ng st andar dshavebeen f ol l owed,subj ectt o anymat er i al depar t ur esdi scl osedandexpl ai nedi nt heaccount s;and -pr epar et heaccount sont hegoi ngconcer nbasi sunl essi ti si nappr opr i at et opr esumet hatt he char i t ywi l lcont i nuei noper at i on. Thet r ust eesar er esponsi bl ef orkeepi ngsuf f i ci entaccount i ngr ecor dst hatdi scl osewi t hr easonabl e accur acyatanyt i me t he f i nanci alposi t i on oft he char i t yand enabl et hem t o ensur et hatt he account scompl ywi t ht heChar i t i esAct2011,t heChar i t y( Account sandRepor t s)Regul at i ons2008 andt hepr ovi si onsoft het r ustdeed.Theyar eal sor esponsi bl ef orsaf eguar di ngt heasset soft he char i t yandhencef ort aki ngr easonabl est epsf ort hepr event i onanddet ect i onoff r audandot her i r r egul ar i t i es.

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Chi l dren are Cat chi ng Words wi t h Di scover Si nce t he begi nni ng ofOct obert hi s yearHol dbr ook Pr i mar y School , CheshuntExt ended Ser vi ces,Br oxbour ne and EastHer t s CVS and est or edf Di scover Chi l dr en’ s St or y Cent r e have been wor ki ng on a l i t er acy hant c n e e h nt si l i nt er vent i on pr oj ect ,Cat chi ng Wor ds,i n Her t f or dshi r e.Thepr oj ecti s Pupi a24weekpr ogr ammesuppor t ed by Gr aham Rowl andson Foundat i on f ocusi ng on i mpr ovi ng l i t er acyf orchi l dr en aged 6t o 7and pr epar i ng t hem f ort hebestpossi bl est ar tt oKeySt ageTwo,t henextphaseoft hei r schoolcar eer . Cat chi ng Wor ds has been devel oped t o ensur e chi l dr en ar e exposed t o ar i ch var i et y ofst or i es,new vocabul ar y,t he conf i dence t of i nd i ndependence as a wr i t erand t o unl ock t he mot i vat i on and desi r et o wr i t e.Theseobj ect i vesar emett hr oughoutt hecour seofaf ul lacademi c Maki ngf year .Thechi l dr ent akepar ti nmeani ngf ulsessi onscombi ni ngDi scover ’ s acemasksf ort hest or yt el l i ng pi oneer i ngt echni queswhi chbr i ngst or i est ol i f et hr oughcr eat i ng,shar i ng andt el l i ng,wi t ht heknowl edgeofpr of essi onalwr i t er sf r om t hef i el dsof poet r yandf i ct i on.Eacht er m usest heski l l soft hesef aci l i t at or st of ocus ondi f f er entwr i t i ngst r at egi esi ncl udi ngpoet r yt echni ques,st or ypl anni ng at t ai nmentl evel s.Pr epr oj ect22. 75% ofpar t i ci pant swer eachi evi ngt he andcol l abor at i vest or ymaki ngandpubl i shi ng. l evel sofl i t er acyexpect edoft hem andpostpr oj ectt hi sper cent agehad i sent o62. 5%. The pr oj ecthas al r eady seen success when i twas f i r stdel i ver ed i n r Di scover ’ shome,LondonBor oughofNewham i neastLondon.Theor i gi nal l dr enatHol dbr ookPr i mar ySchoolhaveenj oyedpar t i ci pat i ngi nt he pi l oti n2009atSi rJohnHer on’ sPr i mar ySchoolwassosuccessf ult hat Chi chi ngWor dssessi onsandvi si t i ngDi scoverChi l dr en’ sSt or yCent r e. SHI NE andTheFoyl eFoundat i onf undedt hepr oj ectt obeext endedout Cat scoveri sl ooki ngf or war dt oseei ngmor eoft hei rwor kandmai nt ai ni ng t oaf ur t herf i veschool s.Wi t hi nt hef ourschool si thasbeendel i ver edi n Di t sr el at i onshi pwi t hHer t f or dshi r eschool s,especi al l yi nCheshuntand dur i ng20092010,Cat chi ngWor dshashadasi gni f i canti mpactonpupi l s’ i Wal t ham Cr oss,i nt hef ut ur e.

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ChExs Di r ect orPet e has been gi vi ng t al ks wi t hi nt he l ocalpr i mar y school s mot i vat i ng and i nspi r i ng chi l dr en t ot hi nk aboutt hei rai ms and goal sf or t he f ut ur e. The chi l dr en ar e bei ng encour aged t o devel op t hei rconf i dence and t o st ep out si de oft hei rcomf or tzone i n or der t o achi eve t hei r per sonalgoal s.ChExs mot i vat i onalt al ks demonst r at et hatever ybodycani mpr oveandr eacht hei rambi t i onsby wor ki ng har d atschool ,i tal so encour agest hem t o keep l ear ni ng and movi ng f or war di n a posi t i ve way ChExs l i nks per sonalexper i ences wi t h chal l enges t o hi ghl i ght t hat wi t h dedi cat i on,ent husi asm and suppor t ever ybody can achi eve and r each t hei r per sonal goal s.


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JSai nsbur y ’ sWal t ham Poi ntDepothav ebeenamaz i ngi nt hecont i nuedsuppor t t heyhav egi v enChEx sov ert hel ast3y ear s.Todat et heyhav egi v en1890chi l dr en t heoppor t uni t yt or ecei v er oadsaf et yi nf or mat i on.Thi shasbeengi v ent oal ly ear 6chi l dr enwi t hi nt heChEx spr i mar yschool sandal soBr ook l andI nf ant sYr2 chi l dr en.TheRoadSaf et ywor k shopshav ei nv ol v edaheav ygoodsv ehi cl e( HGV) at t endi ngeachschoolt or ai seawar enessoft hev ehi cl es’bl i ndspot sandi nf or m pupi l soft hedanger sassoci at edwi t hHGV’ s. Pupi l sar eencour agedt oex pl or e t hei nt er i oroft hev ehi cl eand hav el ot soff un l ear ni ng f i r st hand how l i mi t ed v i si bi l i t yi satcer t ai npoi nt sal ongt hev ehi cl e.Thechi l dr enl ear nt hati fy oucannot seet hedr i v eri nhi smi r r or ,hecannotseey ou! Thi sv er yi mpor t antcommuni t y ser v i cewi l lber epeat edagai nbyJSai nsbur y ’ sWal t ham Poi ntDepoti nt henex t academi cy ear .

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Chi l dr en/ YoungPeopl e ChExs Team Bui l di ng ChEx s Team Bui l di ng Pr oj ecti s now i ni t sf our t hy earand i s once agai n chal l engi ngy oungpeopl et ost epoutoft hei rcomf or tzoneandt r ysomet hi ng di f f er ent . Thepr oj ectcompr i sesoft wo5dayr esi dent i alt r i psundercanv as i ncor por at i ngment alandphy si calchal l engesbasedar oundt eam or i ent at ed act i v i t i esi nv ar i ousset t i ngswi t hspeci f i ct eam t asksi ndi f f er entenv i r onment s and condi t i ons. The pr oj ectt eaches t he y oung peopl e camp cr af tski l l s suchaser ect i ngat ent ,ef f ect i v el ypacki ngar ucksack,cooki ngonast ov e, pl anni ng nav i gat i on r out es,and v ar i ousphy si calact i v i t i es. Theai m oft he pr oj ecti st oi mpr ov et he y oung peopl e’ s sel f r el i ance and engagementi n t eamwor k,r ai si ng t hei rconf i dence and sel f est eem t hr ough ex per i enci ng di f f er entact i v i t i es and env i r onment st o hel p wi t ht hei rf ut ur e empl oy abi l i t y . Thepr oj ecti ssol el yconduct edbychar i t yst af fandsuppor tf r om BenWal l i s BCW Spor t s encompassi ng cat er i ng,act i v i t y del i v er y and t r anspor t at i on, keepi ngov er headst oami ni mum. Thepr oj ectwor kscl osel ywi t hTur nf or d, f ’ s,StMar y ’ sandCheshuntsecondar yschool st oi dent i f ysi xYear9or10 Gof st udent sf r om eachschoolwhowoul dbenef i tt hemostf r om t heex per i ence. The f ourschool s ar et hen spl i ti nt ot wo gr oups Tur nf or d/ Gof f ’ s and St Mar y ’ s/ Cheshuntone goi ng awaybef or e and one af t ert he Mayhal ft er m.

Bef or et hegr oupsgoawayt oget hert heyat t endat eam bui l di ngi nduct i onday atSt ubber sAdv ent ur eCent r et oenabl et hegr oupst omeetandt ogett oknow eachot her .Thest udent sat t endt hei nduct i oni nt hei rsetgr oupst obr eakdown bar r i er sandt ost ar twor ki ngt oget herasonet eam.Thedayi nv ol v esaser i es ofchal l engest ocompl et ei ncl udi ng:hi ghr opes,t eam chal l engecour seand t entbui l di ng.I twasnotl ongbef or et he2school sar eact i ngasonegr oupand wor ki ngt oget hert oaccompl i shal l t hechal l engest heyar eset .Thi si saf ant ast i c achi ev ementf ort hey oungpeopl ewhof eelv er ypr oudatt heendoft heweek . The whol e pr oj ecti saf ant ast i c oppor t uni t yand al ly oung peopl ei nv ol v ed i ndi v i dual l yandcol l ect i v el yasat eam,i ncl udi ngt hest af f ,l ear nmanyv al uabl e l i f eski l l sandex per i encest hathel pdev el opandsuppor tl i f echal l engesahead. ChEx swoul dl i ket ot hankDav eHewi t tCount yCounci l orDi st r i ct :Br ox bour ne Bor ough CheshuntCent r aland Vi ceChai r man oft he Count yCounci land Rober tGor den Count yCounci l orDi st r i ct :Br ox bour ne Bor ough Gof f ’ s Oak andBur yGr eenandLeaderoft heCounci lf orf undi ng £1000and£250t o r epl eni sh ol d and war n adv ent ur et r ai ni ng equi pment ,Al soabi gt hanky ou t o Br ox bour ne Counci l ’ s communi t y gr antawar d of£4500 t o hel p ensur e t hese i mpor t antser v i ce r emai ns f r ee t oy oung peopl e who ar e sel ect ed.

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ChExsFami l yFun ChExs Fami l y Chri st mas CraftWorkshops TheChEx st eam hel pedst ar tt hef est i v espi r i twi t hi nal l t heChEx spr i mar yschool s byr unni ngCr i mbl eCr af tWor k shopsf ort hewhol eoft hecommuni t y .Gr eatf un washad byov er300 Mums,Dads,Aunt i es,Gr andmas,Gr anddads,Nanny ’ s andot hercommuni t ymember s.Par t i ci pant sal lhadf unt oget her ,cr eat i ngand scul pt i ng manyamaz i ng decor at i ons,wi t ht he pr i mar ychi l dr en of t en wor k i ng al ongsi de t hei rol dersi bl i ngs f r om Cheshunt ,Gof f ’ s and Tur nf or d secondar y school s.

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TheChEx st eam r eal l yenj oy edbei ngpar toft heact i v i t y . Theent husi asm and cr eat i v i t yshownwasf ant ast i cwi t hev er ywor k shopbei ngdev el opedwi t hf r esh andnew i deast hechi l dr enandy oungpeopl ewher econt i nual l ycomi ngupwi t h. Thewor k shopsChr i st masat mospher er eal l yhel pedev er y bodyj oi ni nt ot hef est i v e spi r i tbybr i ngi ngt hecommuni t ymember si nt ot heschool env i r onmentt ohav ef un wi t ht hei rchi l dr en,whi l stenabl i ngt heschool t obecomeamor eaccessi bl ev enue t hatt hewhol eoft hecommuni t ycanbenef i tf r om.TheCr i mbl eCr af twor k shops wer ef r eet oal l ,butabi gt hank st ot hegener ousdonat i onsChEx shasr ecei v ed £107. 97.Al lmoneyr ecei v edwi l lber ecy cl edi nt ot hechar i t yf orf ut ur eact i v i t i es andser v i cesf oral lt oenj oy .

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AnEGGSi t i ngt i mewashadbyal latt heChEx sEast ercr af tsessi ons.Al l13 pr i mar yschool si nt heChEx sar eaenj oy edanhour ’ sf r eef ami l yf unmak i ngcar ds anddecor at i onsi nt her unupt ot heEast erbr eak . Thechi l dr enandf ami l i es made;cut eEast erchi ck shat chi ngf r om amaz i ngl ydecor at edeggs,beaut i f ul , col our f ulbut t er f l i esandf ant ast i cal l yf ancypopupcar dsador nedwi t hbunni es, l ady bi r dsandbumbl ebees. Mum’ s,dadsandgr andpar ent shadasmuchf unas t hechi l dr enmak i ngt hei rowncr eat i onsandduet opopul ardemandmor eChEx s cr af tsessi onsar epl annedf ornex ty ear .Al t hought hesessi onsar ef r eeChEx s r ecei v ed£74. 10i ndonat i onswhi chwi l lgot owar dsr esour cesf ort henex tcr af t sessi ons. AS t hecr af tsessi onsar esopopul ar304peopl eat t endedov er al l , ChEx spl ant oof f erex t endedcr af tsessi ons( 1 1/ 2hour )nex ty earwi t hChr i st mas, East erandsummert hemes.Keepaney eoutf ordat esi nt henew Sept ember 2012br ochur e!

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Par ent s/ car er shav ebeenhav i ngl oadsoff unwi t ht hei rchi l dr ent ak i ngpar ti n ChEx sFami l yAr t&Cr af t .Thi sact i v i t yi shel dwi t hi nconsor t i aschool satt heend ofoft heschooldayf oronehour .Par ent/ car er sandchi l dr encanal lj oi ni nf ora t ot al l yf unf i l l edf ami l yex per i encedev el opi ngt hechi l dr en’ smot orsk i l l s.ChEx sAr t andCr af twor k shopsar ecomi ngt oaschoolneary oui nt henewacademi cy ear , checkoutdat esont henew2012/ 13ChEx sCour seact i v i t ybook l eti nSept ember andatt hebackofnewsl et t er s.

ChExs Fami l y Zumba Par ent sand communi t ymember shav ebeen hav i ng l oadsoff un wi t ht hei r chi l dr en,t aki ngpar ti nZumba.Theact i v i t yi sf oronehourandev er y onecan j oi ni n.Zumbat omi ccl assesar er ocki n’ ,hi ghener gyf i t nesspar t i espackedwi t h speci al l ychor eogr aphed,ki df r i endl yr out i nesandal lt hemusi cki dsl ov e,l i ke hi phop,r eggaet on,cumbi aandmor e.Par ent sl ov eZumbat omi cbecauseof t heef f ect si thasonki ds,i ncr easi ngt hei rf ocusandsel f conf i dence,boost i ng met abol i sm andenhanci ngcoor di nat i on.Zumbat omi cr oundsoutf ami l yf i t ness goal sbygi v i ngpar ent sandcommuni t ymember sagr eatr easont odosome ex er ci se–f ort hemsel v es,f ort hei rki ds,f orat ot al l yf unf ami l yex per i ence. Zumbahasbeenorwi l lbecomi ngt oaschoolneary ousoon.Dat escanbe f oundont heChEx sAdul t/Fami l yLear ni ngCour sepr ogr ammeFebr uar y–Jul y 2012att hebackoft henewsl et t er .

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HRC Begi nners & Progressi on Comput er Courses Par ent s/ car er sandl ocal communi t ymember shav ebeenhav i ngf unandl ear ni ng sk i l l st ohel pt hem under st andhow t ogett hemostoutofcomput ert echnol ogy . Thi swasachi ev edbyhav i nga5weekbegi nner ’ scomput ercour sewhi chcov er ed t hef ol l owi ng;usi ngt hei nt er net ,st ay i ngsaf eonl i ne,usi ngemai l ,wr i t i ngl et t er s i nWor dandusi ngspr eadsheet sandbui l di ngov er al lconf i dence.Asi ti sasmal l cl asseachper sonhasbeenabl et opur suet hei rowni nt er est sandar east hatar e r el ev antt ot hem.Wehav esetupemai l addr essesf ort hosewhodonothav eone, some er esear chedt hei rf ami l yt r eewhi l stot her shav el ear ntsk i l l st osuppor t m hav t hem wi t hempl oy abi l i t yorpol i shedt hei rex i st i ngsk i l l si mpr ov i ngconf i dence.The wor k shopst y l esessi onsar et ai l or edt osui tt hei ndi v i dualandar ef un,i nf or mal andr el ax edwi t hagr eatat mospher e.

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ChEx shascont i nuedt of undt hepaedi at r i cf i r stai dcour sesatanaf f or dabl e amountwi t hf i nanci alsuppor tf r om Count y Counci l l or Dav e Hewi t tof CheshuntCent r alDi v i si on,andCount yCounci l l orChr i sMi t chel lofFl amst ead End and Tur nf or d Di v i si on,so f ami l y and communi t y member s can l ear n t hesev i t all i f eski l l sandhel pgi v et hem t heconf i dencet odealwi t hi nj ur i es chi l dr en may encount er . Cour se l ear ner s al so gai n a qual i f i cat i on and l ear ner sr ecei v e a Fi r stAi d Cer t i f i cat et hatmeet s Of st ed r equi r ement s. Thi s cour se has been del i v er ed at Gr eenf i el d and Ar l esdene Chi l dr en Cent er s bot h dur i ng t he dayand ev eni ng t o gi v e peopl et he f l ex i bi l i t yand oppor t uni t yt o at t end. Si nce Sept ember ,32 par ent s/ communi t y member s hav eat t ended a6 weekpaedi at r i ccour seand t heywi l lber epeat ed agai n soon. Dat es can be f ound on t he ChEx s Adul t/Fami l yLear ni ng Cour se pr ogr amme Sept ember2012-Jul y 2013 and att he back ofnewsl et t er s.

Broxbourne Fami l y Learni ng Awards Thehar dwor kanddedi cat i onf r om l ear ner swi t hi nt hel ocalcommuni t yhav e beenr ewar dedatt heBr ox bour neLear ni ngawar dswi t hacer emonyt hatt ook pl ace atHer t f or d Regi onalCol l ege on Sat ur day26t h Mar ch The ev entwas wel lat t endedbyChEx sl ear ner sf r om al lar oundBr ox bour ne. Thecer emony showcasedt hev ar i et yofact i v i t i es/ cour sest hathav ebeenhappeni ngf r om Fami l y Pot t er y ,y oga,Muddl eFr eeMat hs,Funk yComput er st oaccr edi t edf ami l yl ear ni ng mat hs/ Engl i shcour sesandmanymor e.Theev entwasor gani sedbyHAFLSwi t h suppor tf r om al lt hel ear ni ngpr ov i der si ncl udi ngHRC,Chi l dr enCent r es,WEA andB3Li v i ng( f or mer l yk nownasBr ox bour neHousi ngAssoci at i on) .I twasa f ant ast i coppor t uni t yf orpeopl eofal l agest ocel ebr at et hei rachi ev ement sandwi l l ber epeat ednex ty ear .Pl easel ook outf ort heChEx s2012/ 2013Cour seact i v i t y book l etwhi chwi l lhav eaf ul ll i st i ngoft henewpr ogr amme.

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Fami l y& Adul tL ear ni ng HFLS Fami l y & HRC Adul tl earni ng Mat h/Engl i sh Par ent s/ car er sandl ocal r esi dent shav ebeenbusyl ear ni ngnewsk i l l sorbr ushi ng uponol donesi nt hef or m ofev er y body ’ sf av or i t esmat h’ sandEngl i sh. Bot h subj ect shav ebeendel i v er edar oundt heconsor t i um atv ar i oust i mesandv enues i ncl udi ngev eni ngcl asses,hopef ul l ygi v i ngev er y bodyanoppor t uni t yt ot ak epar ti f t heywi sh.Thecour sesnotonl yhel py ouunder st andhowchi l dr en/ y oungpeopl e now l ear natschoolsot haty oucanhel pwi t hhomewor kbei ngt ack l edatt he k i t chent abl e,buti tcanal sol eadt oanaccr edi t edqual i f i cat i on.Iwasoneoft he l at eracqui r er sofGCSEMat h’ s/ Engl i shandaf t er3at t empt sIf i nal l yachi ev edt he passest hatempl oy er s/ col l egesl ookf or .I fIcandoi tany bodycan!Thecour ses gener al l yst ar ti nSept emberandMar chal l owi ngenought i mef ort hel ear ner st o compl et et hef i f t eenweekcour se.Thecour seshav ev er yr el ax ed,f r i endl yt ut or s and ar eat t ended byl ocalr esi dent sand par ent s/ car er sf r om v ar i ousschool s wi t hi nChEx sar ea.Ther ehasbeenanamaz i ngr esponsef r om peopl et ak i ngpar t i nt hecour ses,t heyhav ebeenent husi ast i candposi t i v eaboutt hei rex per i ences andhav ef oundi thasgi v ent hem t heconf i dencet ocont i nuel ear ni ngorhel pwi t h t hechi l dr en’ shomewor k .Al l at t endeesal sof i ndt heyhav et heoppor t uni t yt omak e newf r i endsal ongt heway .

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“ Ihaver eal l yenj oyedwor ki ngwi t hami xt ur eofagegr oupsdur i ngt hecour se” Ther ear ecur r ent l yt wocour sesr unni ngwi t hi nt heconsor t i um;Li t er acyand “ Real l yenj oyedt hecour sei thasr eal l yhel pedmychi l dr enandIam sopr oud numer acyi scur r ent l yt ak i ngpl aceatAr l esdeneChi l dr en’ sCent r e/Gr eenf i el d haveachi evedl evel 2i nMat h’ s” Chi l dr en’ sCent r e.Ont hi snot ewhynotgeti nt ouchwi t haChEx st eam member “ WhenIst ar t edt hecour semyl i t t l eboywast woweeksol dbutt hef l exi bi l i t y andputy ounamedownf oraf ut ur ecour se.ChEx si scur r ent l ypl anni ngt or un wi t hchi l dcar ewi t ht hecour sehashel pedmer emai nont hecour seandhel p t hecour sesagai ni nt heaut umnt er m,soi fy ouar ei nt er est edorwoul dl i k ef ur t her mei mpr ovemymat hs. ” i nf or mat i onpl easedonothesi t at et ocont actChEx s. “ Thecr èchehasr eal l yhel pedmet akepar ti nt hecour seandr emai nwi t hi t t hr oughout . ”

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TheGof f ’ sst udent sdev el opedawor k shopar oundSambaper cussi onandwi t h t heboundl essent husi asm andener gyf r om RebeccaSt ei n( HeadofMusi cat Gof f ’ s)i twasnotl ongbef or et heener gyandr hy t hmi cpul sesi nspi r edev er y body t ost ar tdr ummi ng,st r i k i ng,t appi ngandt humpi ngv ar i ousper cussi oni nst r ument s t ocr eat et hemostamaz i ngandmot i v at i ngsoundf oral lt oenj oy . Pupi l sar e r eal l yencour agedt oconnectwi t ht hemusi ct hr oughdancei nt hef i nalpar toft he wor k shop,wher et hepr i mar yschoolpupi l sdemonst r at ewhatt heyhav el ear ned t hr oughoutt hei nt er act i v esessi on. Thewor k shopswi l lber unni ngunt i lt he summerbr eaki nGof f ’ sl ocalpr i mar yschool swi t ht hegr oupt hendoi ngami ni concer tdur i ngt heChEx sGr owCl ubGr andFi nal eonSunday15t hJul y2012. I t i sal sohopedt hatGof f ’ swi l l r epeatt hepr oj ecti nt henex tacademi cy earsomor e chi l dr encanex per i encet hi samaz i ngpr oj ectwhi chhascr eat edar eal‘ buz z ’ .

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Communi t y Incl usi on/Communi t y Proj ect Gof f sSchool-YoungPeopl ef r om Gof f ’ sschoolhav ebeenwor ki ngwi t ht he Gr oundwor kGr eenTeam t oconst r uctanout si dewor kspace.Thi shasi ncl uded bui l di ng7r ai sedbedsi nav ar i et yofshapesandsi zes;awal kwayar oundt he beds,ahar dbasear eaf orashedwhi chwi l lhouset hegar deni ngequi pment andf enci ngencl osur ear oundt hebeds.They oungpeopl ewer ef ant ast i cand gotst r ai ghti nt ohel pi ngbui l dt hebeds,l ear ni ngnew ski l l sal ongt hewaysuch as pr obl em sol v i ng,i mpr ov i ngownl ear ni ngandappl i cat i onofnumber s. The r ai sedbedswi l l hel pYoungPeopl edev el opanent husi asm f orgr owi ngcr opsand l ear nkeyski l l sonwhy ,how andwhent ogr ow cr ops.Thebedswi l lal sohel p i ncr easet hei rweekl yphy si calex er ci seandgi v ey oungpeopl eanoppor t uni t yt o wor kcl osel ywi t hdi f f er entagegr oupswi t hi nt hei rschoolhel pi ngbui l daschool communi t y .Thepr oj ectal sohast hepot ent i alt ol i nkwi t hcommuni t yv ol unt eer s whocanof f ersuppor tbygi v i ngt hei rt i met ohel psuppor tt hegr owi ngcl ub. Thr oughat t endi ngt hegr owi ngcl uby oungpeopl ewi l lgai nanunder st andi ng oft hev al ueofgr owi ngy ourownandt hedi f f er encesbet weenbuy i ngf r om a super mar ket .Thecl ubcoul dal sol ayt heseedi nt oacar eeroppor t uni t ywi t hi nt he hor t i cul t ur alsect orandt hedi f f er entt y pesofj oboppor t uni t i est hatar eav ai l abl e.

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Gof f ’ sConser vat i onAr ea-St udent satGof f ’ sSchooldugi nt ot r ansf or mi ng asmal lar eaatt hebackoft hei rschooli nt oaconser v at i onar ea.Gr oundwor k Her t f or dshi r e’ sGr eenTeam hel pedt hest udent sl andscapet hear eawi t ht asks i ncl udi ng,maki ngawal kwayt hr oughl ar gef er nt r eesl eadi ngt oav er yl ar ge cl assr oom t abl e,andconst r uct i nganot i ceboar d.Theconser v at i onar eawi l lbe ut i l i sedbyav ar i et yofschooldepar t ment s,f r om Sci ence,Ar tandPEt oDesi gn Technol ogyt onameaf ew. Thear easwi l lal sohel pwi t hEx t endedLear ni ng out si deoft heschool sdaybygi v i ngaf t erschool cl ubsani nv al uabl er esour cet o hel pengageandmot i v at est udent s.Thi shasal r eadyst ar t edt ot akeef f ectwi t h st udent sput t i ngupbi r dbox est hatt heyhav emadei nschool s.Al sot hesame st udent swhohav ebui l tt heconser v at i onar eawi l lnowbeusi ngt hei rski l l sand ent husi asm t oment orpr i mar yschool chi l dr enandhel pbui l dchi l dr en’ spl ayar ea f or t si nFourSwannesandMi l l br ookPr i mar yschool s.

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CheshuntSchool-Youngpeopl ef r om CheshuntSchoolhav ebeenwor ki ng wi t ht heGr oundwor kGr eenTeam t oconst r uctnewseat i ngar easandwal kway s out si det hei rdi ni nghal l .Thenewseat i ngar eahasbeenconst r uct edar oundt he t r eesopposi t et hedi ni ngar eawi t habar kwal kwayl eadi ngt ot heseat i ng.They wi l lgi v et heschoolex t r aout si dear easf ory oungpeopl et oenj oyandr el axwhi l st hav i ngt hei rl unch/ br eaks( atl eastwhent heweat heri sni ce) .Thest udent st aki ng par ti nt hepr oj ectwher ef ul lofent husi asm andwer econst ant l ycomi ngupwi t h gr eati deasofhowbestt obui l dt hem t obenef i tt heschool .Thei ni t i alf eedback f r om st udent swhower enott aki ngpar ti nt hepr oj ectwasr eal l yposi t i v eandt hey wer el ooki ngf or war dt ousi ngt hear ea,aswer et heschoolst af ft oo!

CheshuntSchool CheshuntPi cni cBenches-Youngpeopl ef r om CheshuntSchool hav econt i nued t owor kwi t ht heGr oundwor kGr eenTeam t oconst r uctf ur t herseat i ngar easwi t hi n t hequadr angl eofCheshuntSchool .Theex t r aseat shav eal r eadybeenusedby st udent st or el axonwhi l sthav i ngt hei rl unch/ br eak s.Thest udent st ak i ngpar ti n t hepr oj ectwer ef ul lofent husi asm andar econst ant l ycomi ngupwi t hgr eati deas ofhow t hepr oj ectcanbesti mpr ov eandbenef i tt heschool .Thesamest udent s whohav ebui l tt heseat i ngar easwi l lbenow usi ngt hei rsk i l l sandent husi asm t o ment orpr i mar yschool chi l dr enandhel pbui l dchi l dr en’ spl ayar eaf or t si nBur l ei gh andHol dbr ookPr i mar yschool s.

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Communi t y Pri mary/Secondary Incl usi on ChEx si npar t ner shi pwi t hGr oundwor kHer t f or dshi r ehav ebeenwor ki ngwi t h YoungPeopl eov ert hel ast8mont hswi t hi nGof f ’ s,Tur nf or dandCheshunt secondar yschool s.Thepr oj ect si ncl udedbui l di ngr ai sedbeds,bui l di ngpi cni c chai r sar oundt r eesandcr eat i ngconser v at i onandout si del ear ni ngar eas.Al l of t hepr oj ect shav ebeenf ant ast i candi thasbeenbr i l l i antt oseehow mucht he y oungpeopl ehav edev el opedandl ear ntf r om t hei rex per i ences.

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ChEx s has dev el oped t he pr oj ect s byi nv ol v i ng t he y oung peopl ef r om t he pr ev i ous i ncl usi on/ communi t ypr oj ect s and l ocalv ol unt eer st o hel p ment or andwor kwi t hchi l dr enf r om 7di f f er entpr i mar yschool s. Thepr oj ectai mi st o pr omot ei ncl usi onandsuppor tbet weenpeergr oupsf r om t hel ocalcommuni t y andengagesecondar yst udent sandpr i mar ypupi l si nwor ki ngt oget hereach dayt ohel pbui l dout doorpl ayequi pmentf ort hebenef i toft hepr i mar yschool . y mar i ghPr Despi t et heunpr edi ct abl eweat hert hepr oj ect swer econduct edwi t hChur chf i el d ei Bur l l ei Bur ghPr i mar y y ar d n o c e S Pr i mar y and Hur stDr i v e Pr i mar y pupi l s wor ki ng wi t h Tur nf or d Secondar y t n CheshuntSeco u h Ches ndar y st udent s,Gof f ’ sst udent swor ki ngwi t hFourSwannesPr i mar yandMi l l br ook Pr i mar yPupi l sandCheshuntSecondar ywor ki ngwi t hHol dbr ookandBur l ei gh yst udent sr oset ot hechal l engeandwer egr eatment or st ot he pr i mar yschool st omakef ant ast i cf or t sf orchi l dr ent oenj oyi nt hepl ay gr ound. Thesecondar i mar ypupi l sandt ookont her esponsi bi l i t yf orbei ngposi t i v er ol emodel s. The I naddi t i on,Tur nf or dst udent swor kedwi t hDownf i el dPr i mar ypupi l st obui l dan pr pr i mar ypupi l sr espondedr eal l ywel lt ot hel eader shi pandencour agementf r om amazi ngamphi t heat r e. t heol derst udent s,andal l y oungpeopl eenj oy edl ear ni nghowt ouset het ool sand sk i l l sneededt ocr eat et hef or t s.Thededi cat i onandcr eat i v i t yshownwi t hi nt he gr oupwasex t r emel ynot i ceabl eandt heowner shi pt heyf el tatt heendofeachday wasv er ymot i v at i ngwi t ht headdedbonusofwonder f ul f or t sandamphi t heat r et he chi l dr encannowpl ayi n.

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Thesepr oj ect swi l lhel pbui l dposi t i v er el at i onshi pswi t hi nt hel ocalcommuni t y ; hel pchi l dr enandy oungpeopl et or ai seat t ai nmentandachi ev ementandbui l d suppor tnet wor kswi t hi nandbet weenschool ,homeandt hecommuni t y . Ther ear eaf ur t herpr oj ect spl annedf r om Sept ember2012.

CheshuntExt ended Servi ces Vi si tNi ck Hurd Mi ni st er of Bi g Soci et y Cabi netOffi ce Char l esWal k erMPBr ox bour near r angedf orCheshuntEx t endedSer v i ces ( ChEx s)t opr esentt ot heMi ni st erf ort heBi gSoci et yNi ckHear datt heCabi net Of f i ce.TheChEx st eam ex pl ai nedhowt hey i nv ol v edandwor k edwi t hnumer ous par t ner st oencompassandut i l i set hemassi v ear r ayofsk i l l s,qual i t i es,f i nanci al suppor t ,ex per t i seandpassi ont hatmak esupt heChEx s’ar ea.Thesear emade upf r om v ol unt ar y ,communi t y ,l ocal / i nt er nat i onalbusi nessandst at ut or yset t i ngs f r om t hecr osssect i onofourpopul at i on.Thi shasenabl edChEx st osuppor t anddev ol v enotonl yt heser v i cesandact i v i t i eswehav ebeenabl et oaccompl i sh sof arbutal sof ort hef ut ur epl annedpr ogr ammesbyl ocalpeopl e,f orl ocal peopl e. “ Ni ckHur dack nowl edgedt hatChEx si soneoft hest r ongest ,i fnott hest r ongest caset hatepi t omi sest heBi gSoci et y ”

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Ar l esdeneNur ser ySchool& Chi l dr enCent r eCommuni t yDayt ookpl aceon Sat ur day1stOct ober2011i nBl i ndmansLane,Cheshunt . Theweat herwas amazi ngf orOct oberwi t hi tbei ngagl or i oushotsunnyday ,br i ngi ngoutov er 60f ami l i est oenj oyt hewonder f ulNur ser ySchool&Chi l dr enCent r eact i v i t i es andf aci l i t i esal ongwi t habouncycast l eandTol mer sAct i v i t yCampcl i mbi ng wal l ,al lsuppor t edbyCheshuntEx t endedSer v i cesandBr ox bour neHousi ng Associ at i on.Thest af fofAr l esdeneandChEx swer eal lonhandensur i ngt hat t hedaywentsmoot hl ywi t hShel l y ,Ar l esdene’ sOut r eachWor ker ,ev enhav i ng agoatt hecl i mbi ngwal l ! !Al otoft hey oungerchi l dr enhadt hei rf acespai nt ed andl ookedf ant ast i cwi t ht i ger sandbut t er f l i esbei ngt hemostpopul ar ! Ther ewer eal sol oadsofi nf or mat i onaboutt heNur ser ySchool &Chi l dr enCent r e andt hewi der angeofser v i cest heydel i v eral ongwi t hot herpr ov i der si nt he l ocalar eawhodel i v eranar r ayofser v i ces.Her t sRegi onalCol l ege,Br ox bour ne Housi ngAssoci at i on,Ci t i zensAdv i ceBur eau,Br i anWool noughFi r stAi d,Bur y Gr eenResi dent sAssoci at i on,Vol unt eerCent r eandt hel ocalpol i ceal lat t ended t oof f ersuppor tandadv i cewhi chi sr eadi l yav ai l abl et oal l .Manyt hankst oal l t he or gani sat i onsandv ol unt eer swhomadet hedaypossi bl eandi ti shopedt heday wi l lber epeat ednex ty ear

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Kennedy Cl ose ChEx s,i npar t ner shi pwi t hB3Li v i ng( f or mer l yk nownasBr ox bour neHousi ng Associ at i on) ,hav e been wor k i ng wi t h Tur nf or d Schoolst udent st or edev el op r ai sedbedsatKennedyCl osei nCheshunt .Thest udent shav espentt hel ast5 mont hsv ol unt eer i ng,pl ant i nganddesi gni ngr ai sedbeddi ngar easwi t hi nKennedy Cl oseandhav ebeencommendedont hei ref f or t sbyBr ox bour neMP Char l es Wal k erwhopr ai sedt hei ref f or tandent husi asm.Thewhol epr oj ectcr eat edby ChEx sandB3Li v i nggav eanoppor t uni t yf orst udent st ogi v esomet hi ngbackt o t hel ocalcommuni t y ,l ear ni ngnew sk i l l sont hewayandt odev el opandbui l don t hei rconf i denceandsel f est eem wi t ht headdedadv ant ageofhi ghl i ght i ngf ut ur e car eeroppor t uni t i es.Char l essai d“ I twassoencour agi ngt oseesomanypeopl e t ak i ngsuchani nt er esti nt hewel f ar eanddev el opmentoft hesey oungpeopl e” St udent si nv ol v edwer eal soi nv i t edt oshar ewhatt heyhadl ear nedt hr oughBHA CedarLodger et i r ementscheme,t al k i ngt ool derr esi dent sov erl unchaboutt hei r r ecentex per i ence.Br i anCook e,Communi t yDev el opmentManageratBHA,sai d “ Thebor oughi sov er f l owi ngwi t hi nspi r i ngy oungpeopl ewhohav esomucht o of f erourcommuni t i es” .Thepr ogr ammehasbeensosuccessf ult hati ti shoped t obeex t endedt oot hersecondar yschool s.

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ChExs Young Peopl e St eeri ng G roup ChEx sal way sai mst opr ov i deact i v i t i esandser v i cest hatt hecommuni t ywant andt oi nv ol v et hepeopl eaf f ect edbyt hem i ndev el opi ngt heser v i ces/ act i v i t i es becauset heyknow t hei rneedsbest .Fort hi sr easonChEx shasdev el opeda YoungPeopl e’ sSt eer i ngGr oupt oensur et hatt hev i ewsandopi ni onsofchi l dr en andy oungpeopl ear eputf or war dt ogi v et hechar i t yf ocust odev el opf ut ur e ser v i cesandact i v i t i est hatt heycant akepar ti n. Sev eny oungpeopl ef r om t he6t hf or msofCheshunt ,Gof f ’ sandTur nf or dSchool hav ev ol unt eer edt hei rt i me,at t endedt heChEx schar i t ymeet i ngsandf or medt hei r owngr oupt ocoor di nat eanact i onpl anandwayf or war d.Theyhav edeci dedt hat apr esent at i ont oeachoft hel ocalpr i mar yschool sl i nk edwi t haquest i onnai r e woul dbet hebestwayt ogat hert hei nf or mat i ont hatcant henbeputf or war datt he ChEx sChar i t ymeet i ngt odeci deonf ut ur eact i v i t i es.

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Al r eadyAl f i eCr anmerandLaur aDosAnj osf r om Gof f ’ sSchool hav egi v enbr i l l i ant pr esent at i onst ot wopr i mar yschool st el l i ngt hepupi l sal laboutChEx sandwhati t canof f ert hem.Thepupi l shav ebeengi v ent hechancet ot el luswhatt heywoul d l i k et odoei t heri nt hei rspar et i meorasapr oj ecti nschool ,sof arspor t sandar t s ar ef av or i t es! ! TheChEx sYoungPeopl eSt eer i ngGr oupwi l lbev i si t i ngal loft heschool si n t heconsor t i um i nt henearf ut ur et ocompl et et heanal y si sandt omakesur et hat act i v i t i esar ej ustwhaty ouwant !


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Dur i ngt heacademi cyearof20112012,CheshuntEx t endedSer vi cesdel i ver edavar i et yofcour ses and act i vi t i est o 1337 communi t ymember swi t hi nt he ar ea.These cour seswher e del i ver ed i n conj unct i onwi t hnumer ousor gani sat i onsi ncl udi ngHer t f or dRegi onalCol l ege( HRC) ,Her t f or dshi r e Adul tFami l y Lear ni ng Ser vi ces ( HALFS) .These cour ses and act i vi t i es wer e avai l abl et o al l f ami l i esandcommuni t ymember swi t hi nt heCheshunt / Wal t ham Cr ossar ea,however ,manywer e accessi bl et ot hegr eat erBr ox bour necommuni t y.ChEx si si nauni queposi t i ont of or mul at ean over al lanal ysi sofal lcour sesandact i vi t i esf r om acr osssect i onofpr ovi der si ncl udi ngHRC,HAFLS andChEx s.Thi sappr oachcr eat esat r ueandt r anspar entover vi ew oft hef ut ur eneedsoft hel ocal communi t y,t her ef or eenabl i ngChEx st oof f erat ar get edandspeci f i cpr ogr ammewi t hsuppor tf r om ot herpar t neror gani sat i onsf ort hef or t hcomi ngyear ! ChExscour sesandact i vi t i eswer edevel opedandadver t i sedi nl i newi t ht hechar i t i esai m of ensur i ng‘ t hatchi l dr en,youngpeopl e,f ami l i esandcommuni t i eswi t hi nCheshuntandWal t ham Cr osshavegr eat eraccesst oavar i edr angeofact i vi t i esandser vi cest hatsuppor tt hei rspeci f i c l ear ni nganddevel opmentneedsaswel lasi mpr ovet hei rphysi calandemot i onalwel l bei ng’ .The f i ndi ngswi t hi nt hi seval uat i onwi l ldi r ectf ut ur ecour sesandact i vi t i es. Thef i ndi ngsi nr epor tbel ow havebeencal cul at edf r om eval uat i vequest i onnai r escol l at edf r om t heChExsr angeofcour ses.Al lcour ses/ act i vi t i esar ei nt endedt omaket hepar t i ci pantf eela senseofachi evementl eadi ngt or ai sedconf i denceandent husi asm t ot akepar ti not herser vi ces andact i vi t i eswhi chf ur t hersuppor tt hei rwel l bei ng,t husensur i ngt heyar egi vent heoppor t uni t y t oenj oyf ami l yt i met oget her . ChExscour sesandact i vi t i esar eadver t i sedt hr oughavar i et yofmeansandest abl i shment s.The mai nadver t i si ngst r eamsar et hr ought heschool swi t ht heChExscour sebookl etandnewsl et t er whi chi sdi ssemi nat edbyt heschool st oal loft hest udent sandt hei rf ami l i es.Asshownbel ow i nchar t1t hi si st hepr i mar ymeansofr ecei vi ngt hecour sei nf or mat i on. A pr opor t i onoft he par t i ci pant sf r om schoolwoul dbevi adi r ectr ef er r al sf r om ei t herschoolst af fort heChExst eam whohavebeenabl et ot ar getpar ent s/ car er ’ sf orwhom t hecour seswoul dbenef i tt hemost .

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ChExsCour s eEval uat i on Char t1Recei vi ng cour seI nf or mat i on

Fur t heranal ysi soft hedat ashowedt hatr ai sedsel f est eem andgr eat erconf i dencet ot r yot her cour sesar et hemai nout comesf r om at t endi ngChExscour ses( seechar t2) .

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ChExsCour s eEval uat i on Fami l yLear ni ng Ther ei sar angeofi nt er est st hatcour separ t i ci pant shavehi ghl i ght edasf ut ur epot ent i alcour ses t heywoul dl i ket ounder t ake.Thesear eshownbel owi nchar t3.Ar tandCr af t ,Cooker yandHeal t hy Eat i ngandKeepFi tal lf eat ur ehi ghl yi nt hei nt er estoft hel ocalcommuni t y.Thi sdat awi l lbeused t oi nf or m ChEx sf ut ur ecour ses.

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ChExsCour s eEval uat i on Par ent i ng Theeval uat i onsshowedt hatt her ei sani nt er esti npar ent i ngcour sesi nt hef ol l owi ngcat egor i es: wi t hUnder st andi ngChi l dr en’ sBehavi our ,Br i ngi ngupConf i dentChi l dr enandConf l i ctResol ut i on bei ngt hemostpopul ar .( seeChar t4)

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Par ent s/ car er s/ communi t y member s have i ndi cat ed t hatt he suppor tagency t hey ar e most i nt er est edi nr ecei vi ngsuppor tf r om i sSpeechandLanguageTher apy,wi t hFami l ySuppor tand i nt ensi vebehavi orsuppor tf eat ur i nghi ghl y.


ChExsCour s eEval uat i on Adul tLear ni ng Aschar t7bel ow showsFi r stAi d,Heal t hyCooki ngandAr tandCr af tact i vi t i eshavet hemost i nt er estf ort hel ocalcommuni t y.

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Chi l dr enandYoungPeopl eExt endedLear ni ngOppor t uni t i es Vi acour seeval uat i onspar ent s/ car er sandcommuni t ymember shavei ndi cat edt hatAr tandCr af t , Danceanddr ama,musi ccl ubsandvi si t st ogal l er i esandmuseumsar eofmosti nt er est .

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ChExsCour s eEval uat i on Chi l dcar e Char t9bel ow showst hatAf t erSchoolandHol i daycl ubsar eofmosti nt er estt opar ent s/ car er s.

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Cour seRat i ng Thequest i onnai r easkeduser st or at et hecour set heyat t endedei t herver yusef ul ,qui t eusef ulor ofl i t t l euse.Char t10i ndi cat est hatt hemaj or i t yofcommuni t ymember s/ cour seat t endeeswho compl et edt hi squest i onf oundChExscour sesver y/ qui t eusef ul .

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ChExsCour s eEval uat i on User spr ef er r edf ee. Char t11 i ndi cat es t hatt he maj or i t y ofuser s ar e pr epar ed t o pay bet ween £2 -£5 per act i vi t y/ sessi on.

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ChExsCour s eEval uat i on Bel ow char t sshow t hehostschoolandwhi chschool st heat t endeei sconnect edt o.

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ChExsCour s eEval uat i on Bel ow char t sshow t hehostschoolandwhi chschool st heat t endeei sconnect edt o.

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ChExsCour s eEval uat i on Bel ow char t sshow t hehostschoolandwhi chschool st heat t endeei sconnect edt o.

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ChExsCour s eEval uat i on Bel ow char t sshow t hehostschoolandwhi chschool st heat t endeei sconnect edt o.

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ChExsCour s eEval uat i on Theabovechar t sshow t hatt hemaj or i t yofat t endeesatpr i mar yschoolvenuesar econnect edt o t heschoolt hecour sei shel di n,howeverChi l dr en’ sCent r esandSecondar ySchoolcour seshave at t endeesf r om avar i et yofset t i ngs.

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ChEx shasr eachedoutt oar ecor dnumberofl ear ner sf r om acr osssect i onoft hel ocalcommuni t y. Cour sesandact i vi t i esbei ngdel i ver edwi t hi nal lschool saf f i l i at edt oChEx spr ovi dedahol i st i c suppor tnet wor kt oal lt hecommuni t i esl i nkedt oeachschoolbenef i t i ngt hewhol ecommuni t ybot h wi t hi nacl osepr ox i mi t yt oeachschool ,butal sof ur t heraf i el df r om t heBr ox bour near ea!Thi s appr oachal sosuppor t st he“ Soci alVal ueAct ” ,whi chl ooksbeyondt hepr i ceofeachi ndi vi dual cour se/ act i vi t yandl ooksatt hecol l ect i vebenef i tt oacommuni t y.Forex ampl e,ChEx sFami l yFun hel pssuppor tchi l dr en’ sdevel opmentandachi evementwhi l sti mpr ovi ngf ami l yr el at i onshi psand val ues,hel pi ngenabl ef ami l i est ospendqual i t yt i met oget her ! ChEx shascont i nuedt ost ayf ocusedonaneedsl eadappr oacht oi nt r oduci nganddevel opi ng cour sesandact i vi t i est osuppor tl ocalcommuni t ymember s.Cont i nui ngt obui l dont hemoment um ofpr evi ousyear sandwi t ht hei nf or mat i oncompl i edi nt hi sr epor tChEx swi l lbeabl et oensur et hi s cont i nuesi nt hef ut ur e.


I nt egr at edSuppor t Jul i eCot t enden Chi l dr en& Young Peopl eSuppor tWor ker

Thr oughouta chi l d/ y oung per son’ sl i f et her e wi l lbe up’ s and down’ st hatas par ent s we al lwor r y about . Usual l yt hesear ephasest hatpassbywi t houtdueconcer nandweputi tdownt ogr owi ngup! Somet i mes howev ert hechi l d ory oung per son needsex t r asuppor tt ocopewi t ht hedi f f i cul t i esl i f ei st hr owi ng att hem ort ocopewi t hhow t heyf eelaboutt hemsel v esandwhent hi shappenspr of essi onal sar eonhandt osuppor t t hem. I nor dert ohel pt hepr of essi onal si dent i f yt heex t r asuppor tf ory ourchi l dory oungper sonaCommon AssessmentFr amewor k( CAF)canbecompl et edbypar ent s,chi l d/ y oungper sonandt hepr of essi onaly ouf eel mostcomf or t abl ewi t h,meani ngy ouar ei nv ol v edi nt hedeci si onst hataf f ecty ouandy ourf ami l y . Oncet he assessmenti scompl et edandact i onsi dent i f i ed,r egul arTeam Ar oundt heFami l y( TAF)meet i ngsar ehel dt o ensur et hatt hesuppor tof f er edt oy ourchi l d/ y oungper soni ssuppor t edi nt her i ghtwayandmaki nggoodpr ogr ess. Thi sy earChEx s’ st af fhav esuppor t ed71TAFmeet i ngsand30CAF’ swi t hev er y t hi ngf r om wr i t i ngCAF’ s,at t endi ng TAF’ st oadv i seschool sonv ol unt ar yandst at ut or yagenci est hatcanhel pt hr ought osuppor t i ngpar ent sandy oung peopl et hr oughwhatcanbe di f f i cul tandwor r y i ngt i mes. Fur t heri nf or mat i onaboutt heCAFi sav ai l abl eatwww. her t sdi r ect . or g/ caforgi v eamemberoft heChEx st eam acal l . Sept ember2011-August2012 Bet weenSept ember201 1-August2012Chi l dr enandYoungPeopl e’ sSuppor tWor k erhasat t endedTeam Ar oundt he Fami l y( TAF)meet i ngsatt her equestoft heschool s.Suppor thasbeengi v enf ort headmi ni st r at i onoft hepaper wor k andal soadv i ceandgui dancef orsuppor tser v i ces,bot hv ol unt ar yandst at ut or y ,av ai l abl et ot hechi l dr en,y oungpeopl e andt hei rf ami l i est omeett hei rneeds. Thesuppor twor k erhasal soei t hermetwi t hf ami l i esal ongsi det heschoolor wi t ht heChEx sPar ent i ngOf f i cert ocompl et eCommonAssessmentFr amewor k s( CAF)onbehal foft heschool s. Thi sser v i ceenabl est hepar ent st of eel ateasei nt hei rownhomewhendi v ul gi ngwhatcanbev er ysensi t i v eper sonal i nf or mat i on. ThenumberofCAF’ sandTAF’ sunder t akeni si l l ust r at edi nt hechar tbel ow showi ngt heKeySt ageatwhi cht he chi l d/ y oungper soni si n.

Thek eyf i ndi ngf r om t heabov echar tshowt hatk eyst age3hast hemostCommonAssessmentFr amewor k s( CAF’ s) compl et edi ndi cat i ngt hatt hechi l dr en/ y oungpeopl e’ sneedsar emor eeasi l ymetwi t hi nt hesmal l erpr i mar yset t i ngs andt hatoncei nt oasecondar yset t i ngt henet wor kofsuppor tneedst obecoor di nat edt hr ought heTeam Ar ound t heFami l i es.Thechar tal soshowst haty oungpeopl eatk eyst age4ar enotr equi r i ngsomuchi nt egr at edpr act i ce i nt er v ent i oni ndi cat i ngt hatt hei rneedshav ebeenmetdur i ngk eyst age3. I nt er v ent i on/ I ncl usi onpr oj ect sar epar amountt oi dent i f i edchi l dr enandy oungpeopl eal l owi ngt hem t i mewi t hi nan al t er nat i v eset t i ngt ol ear nandex pl or eoppor t uni t i est hatt heymayot her wi sef eelt heycannotachi ev e.Thev ar i et y ofpr oj ect senabl ey oungpeopl et ot aker esponsi bi l i t yf orbei ngposi t i v er ol emodel st oaccompl i sht askst hr ough dedi cat i on,cr eat i v i t yandowner shi panddev el opi ngasenseofbel i efandbel ongi ngt ot hecommuni t y .Theyal so hel pschoolchi l dr ent ot hi nkposi t i v el yaboutt hecommuni t yt heyl i v ei nwhi l sti mpr ov i ngt hei rsel f r el i anceand engagementi nt eamwor kr ai si ngt hei rconf i denceandsel f est eem al l owi ngt hem t or eal i set hei rpot ent i al i ncr easi ng t hei rf ut ur eempl oy abi l i t y .

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I nt egr at edSuppor t Thechar tbel owshowst het ot alnumberofchi l dr enandy oungpeopl ei ncl udedwi t hi nt hesei ncl usi onpr oj ect sand t het ot alcont acthour s.

Thef i ndi ngsabov eshowt hatt henumberofsecondar ypupi l sengagedar esi gni f i cant l yl esst hant hepr i mar y ,t hi s i sduet ot hepr oj ect sf ort heol derst udent sbei ngmor ei nt ensi v eandhol di ngmor er esponsi bi l i t yt hant hosef or t hey oungerpupi l s.Thechar tbel owbr eaksdownt hepr oj ect sf ur t hert oshowhowmanysecondar yandpr i mar y chi l dr en/ y oungpeopl ewer ei ncl udedi neachdi f f er entpr oj ect .Thef i gur esperpr oj ectr epr esentt henumberof chi l dr en/ y oungpeopl eengagedperdayandt het ot al sar et henumberengageddur i ngt hewhol epr oj ect .

Thepr oj ect si dent i f ygr oupsofdi sadv ant agedormar gi nal i sedchi l dr enandy oungpeopl ewhowoul dbenef i tf r om t ak i ngpar ti nal t er nat i v eeducat i onandemot i onalwel l bei ngpr oj ect s.Thepr oj ect shel pbui l dposi t i v er el at i onshi ps wi t hi nt hel ocal communi t ywhi l sthel pi ngchi l dr enandy oungpeopl et or ai seat t ai nment ,sel f est eem andachi ev ement andbui l di ngsuppor tnet wor k swi t hi nandbet weenschoolandhome.They oungpeopl ear ei dent i f i edt hr oughbei ng atr i skofex cl usi onf r om school ,hav especi alneeds,behav i our alpr obl ems,orar esuf f er i ngf r om emot i onaland wel l bei ngpr obl emsduet odi f f i cul t i esei t heratschool orhome.Thepr oj ect sal l f ocusoni mpr ov i ngt hey oungpeopl e’ s sel f est eem, i denceandt eam wor k i ngsk i l l sbutt heyal socr eat eoppor t uni t i esf ort hem t odev el opt hei rpr act i cal m conf sk i l l s,hi ghl i ght i ngpossi bl epat hway st of ut ur eempl oy ment .Thef i v egol dr i ngspr oj ectandf or tbui l di ngal l owedt he secondar yst udent st oment ort hepr i mar ypupi l sandt heywer egr eatment or s,t ak i ngont her esponsi bi l i t yf orbei ng posi t i v er ol emodel swi t ht hepr i mar ypupi l sr espondi ngr eal l ywel l t ot hel eader shi pandencour agementf r om t heol der st udent s. Ot herpr oj ect ssuchast het eam bui l di ngweek si nv ol v eweekl ongi nt er v ent i onswi t hhi ghr at i osofst af f ost udent sgi v i ngt hesev ul ner abl ey oungpeopl et hechancet ost epout si deoft hei rcomf or tz oneandt oex per i ence t di f f er entact i v i t i esandenv i r onment s.Thi sgi v est hem t heoppor t uni t yt ochanget hei rat t i t udest owar dst hei rf ut ur e andgai nt heconf i dencet ohav easpi r at i onsandgoal st hatar eachi ev abl e. Theear l yi nt er v ent i onpr ocessal ongwi t ht heoppor t uni t yt oengagest udent si nt hepr oj ect sandact i v i t i esChEx s pr ov i desgi v esahol i st i csy st em t hatcansuppor tchi l dr enandy oungpeopl eatal lages,bui l di ngsel f est eem and conf i dencebutmor ei mpor t ant l yshowi ngt hem t hatt her ear eot herav enueswher et heycanst andoutandachi ev e.

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Par entSuppor t Ker r yThomas ChExsPar ent sSuppor t Wor ker

Thi sy earChEx shaspr ov i ded87f ami l i eswi t hpar ent i ngsuppor tei t hert hr ought hem at t endi ngoneofChEx spar ent i ng wor k shopsorby11suppor t .ChEx sof f er s6par ent i ngwor k shopst hr oughoutt heacademi cy ear3ai medat21 1and3 ai medat1 119agegr oup.Thewor k shopsof f eri nf or mal suppor tandst r at egi est odeal wi t hi ssuest hatar i sei ncl udi ng behav i ormanagementandangeri nt hef ami l y .Manypar ent s/ car er sf i ndt hatt hewor k shopswor kasar emi ndert o r ei nf or cet hest r at egi est hatt heymayal r eadybeusi ng.Wor k shopsar ehel di nv enuest hr oughoutt heChEx sar eabot h dur i ngt hedayandev eni ngt oaccommodat easmanypar ent s/ car er saspossi bl e. fawor kshopi snotf ory out henpl easecont actKer r yChEx sPar entSuppor tWor kerwhoi shappyt opr ov i de11 I suppor tei t herbyphone,emai lorf acet of ace,66f ami l i eshav eaccessedsuppor tv i at hesemet hods.Par ent i ng suppor ti snotj ustaboutbehav i ourst r at egi es,suppor ti sav ai l abl et hr oughsi gnpost i ng,at t endi ngmeet i ngswher e r equi r ed,of f er i ngandr esear chi ngadv i ce,pr ov i di ngr ef er r al st ov ar i oussuppor tagenci es,at t endi ngCAF/ TAF meet i ngsandabov eal lbei ngal i st eni ngear . Quot e:Thankf oral l yourhel pandsuppor tovert hel astf ew weeks-i t ' sbeenagr eatgr oup. . . . Sept ember2011-August2012 Bet weenSept ember201 1-August2012ChEx sPar entSuppor tWor kerhasbeenabl et oof f eradv i ce,gui danceand par ent i ngsuppor t ,t o139l ocalf ami l i es.Thesuppor tpr ov i dedr angesf r om onet oonemeet i ngst odi scussi ssues andf i ndsol ut i ons,t el ephonesuppor t ,at t endanceandsuppor tdur i ngCAFandTAFmeet i ngswi t hei t hert heschool orChEx sChi l dr enandYoungPeopl eSuppor tWor ker ,aswel lasr ef er r al st opar t neragenci esbot hst at ut or yand v ol unt ar ywhenr equi r ed.ChEx sal sopr ov i deandf aci l i t at e6ChEx spar ent i ngwor kshopspery eari naddi t i ont o r ef er r i ngf ami l i est o wor kshops/ cour sespr ov i dedbypar t neragenci es. Thechar tbel owshowst henumberoff ami l i essuppor t edandt heKeySt ageatwhi cht hechi l d/ y oungper soni si n.

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Thek eyf i ndi ngsf r om t heabov echar tshowst hatf ami l i esofchi l dr en/ y oungpeopl ei nk eyst age2/ 3agedbet ween7– 14y ear shav er equest edt hemostpar ent al suppor tsuggest i ngt hatt r ansi t i onf r om pr i mar yt osecondar yschool maybe af act or .CAF/ TAFsuppor ti sal sof eat ur i nghi ghl yatKeyst age2/ 3.Fami l i eswi t hchi l dr enatEar l yYear sFoundat i on St age( EYFS)andKeyst age4r equestpar ent i ngsuppor thowev err equi r el esssuppor twi t hCAF/ TAF’ s,t hi smaybe duet oChi l dr enCent r ei nv ol v ementwi t hEYFS.Thechar tal soshowst haty oungpeopl eatk eyst age4ar er equi r i ng l essi nt egr at edpr act i cei nt er v ent i oni ndi cat i ngt hatt hei rneedshav ebeenmetdur i ngk eyst age3.

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Par entSuppor t Thechar tbel ow showshow manyf ami l i es/ par ent s/ car er shavebeenassi st edandt het ypeofsuppor tt hey haver ecei ved.Al lr ef er r al sar ewi t ht hef ami l i esconsentandof f erspeci f i csuppor tf ort hei rpar t i cul arneed. i . e.MoneyAdvi ceUni t,Homest ar t .

Thef i ndi ngsconcl udet hatChEx shassuppor t ed75f ami l i esbet weenSept ember201 1–August2012byat t endi ng52 CAF/ TAFmeet i ngsand175onet oonemeet i ngst opr ov i deadv i ce,gui dance,suppor torr ef er r al st oot heragenci es i naddi t i ont o280phonecont act s,ei t herv er balort ex tmessage.Manyoft hepar ent shav eusedt hePar entSuppor t Wor k erasapoi ntofcont actawayf r om t hei reducat i onalset t i ngst ogi v eaneut r alpoi ntofv i ewandassomeonewho cancl ar i f yandassi sti nf i ndi ngappr opr i at esuppor tf ort hemanywor r y i ngaspect sofhav i ngachi l dwi t hneeds.The hi ghnumberoft el ephonecont act si st hr oughpar ent sf eel i ngcomf or t abl et or i ngt hepar entsuppor twor k erwhent hey ar ei ndi f f i cul t yorwhent heyneedemot i onalsuppor tt houghhav i ngapar t i cul ar l yst r essi ngi nci dent .Thi sser v i cehas pr ov edt obev er yef f ect i v ei nbui l di ngposi t i v er el at i onshi pst hr oughl i nk i ngal lmember soft hef ami l ywi t hi nt heChEx s act i v i t i esandser v i cesgi v i ng.

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Wor ki ngi nPar t ner s hi p Thankyouf oryourSuppor t ChExst hankst hef ol l owi ngf ort hei rpar t i cul arcont r i but i onsi n201112 ( Wi t hapol ogi esf oranyonewehavel ef toutbymi st ake! )

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Whatt heys ay Shei l aFar mer Wal t ham Cr ossSeni or Ci t i zensOr gani ser

SusanWi l cox HeadTeacher Dewhur stPr i mar y

Thebenef i t sChExshashadf orourel der l ypeopl ewoul dbewor t hment i oni ng. The shar ed pr oj ectwi t ht he st udent sf r om Tur nf or d hel ped t he el der l yt or ecogni se t hatt he t eenager swer er espect f ul .Mut ualappr eci at i ondevel opedf r om t hei nt er act i on.Theel der l ywer e del i ght edt of eelval uedf ort hei rl i f eexper i encesandhow t heywer eofi nt er estt ot heyounger gener at i on.Af armor eposi t i vevei w oft oday' syoungst er swasest abl i shed.

1.Act i vi t i esor gani sedsuppor tt heschooli nwor ki ngwi t hpar ent sandf ami l i es.Chr i st mascr af t act i vi t ywaspar t i cul ar l ysuccessf ul .Or gani sat i onofPar entcl assesar eal sover ysuppor t i ve. 2. ThePar t ner shi pswor kwi t hot herpr ovi der se. g.Sai nsbur yt opr ovi deoppor t uni t i esf orpupi l si s ver yef f ect i ve. 3.Gar deni ngpr oj ecti sver ypopul ari nschoolandpr ovi desschoolwi t ht heoppor t uni t yt owor k wi t hot her si nt hecommuni t y. 4.Schoolr eal l yval uesuppor tf r om t heFami l ySchoolwor ker s,whohaveupt odat eknowl edge ofser vi cesavai l abl e. 5.Thenewsl et t er sar ever yi nf or mat i veandkeeppeopl ei nt ouchwi t hwhati savai l abl e

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Pet erWal ki nshaw Resi dentI nvol vement ManagerB3Li vi ng

TonyGor t on Headt eacherSt Joseph’ sPr i mar y

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‘ Somet i mesyouhavet owor kt oget hereveni fpeopl ei nyourgr oupar enotyourf r i ends,youst i l l havet owor kasat eam t ogett hej obdone’ .

B3Li vngownspr oper t i est hr oughoutt heBor oughandi sawar eoft heout st andi ngser vi ceChEx s pr ovi dest oschool st hr oughoutt heWal t ham Cr ossandCheshuntar eas.Si nceset t i ngupt heyhave al sobui l tahi ghpr of i l ef ort hemsel vesi nt hecommuni t ybypar t i ci pat i ngi nandof t enor gani si ng successf ulact i vi t i esandevent sdesi gnedt opr ovi deyoungpeopl ewi t hsaf epl acest ol ear nand pl ay,andt obr i ngcommuni t i est oget her .BHAhaspar t ner edwi t hChEx sonanumberofcommuni t y pr oj ect sandhaveal waysbeensat i sf i edwi t ht heout comes.

Thr oughChExs,wehavebeenabl et opr ovi deourpar ent s/ f ami l i esapl et hor aofoppor t uni t i es whi chot her wi sewoul dhavebeeni mpossi bl et oof f er .Thr ought heseoppor t uni t i eswehavebeen abl et or emovebar r i er st ol ear ni ngf orbot hpar ent sandchi l dr enal i ke.I naddi t i ont ot hi s,t he ext ensi venet wor kofser vi cesavai l abl et osuppor tchi l dr en,f ami l i esandt hecommuni t yhasbeen cl ear l yhi ghl i ght edandpr omot ed,t husenabl i ngvar i ouspar t i est oaccesst heseasappr opr i at e. ChExsal sopr ovi deuswi t hasuper bvehi cl ef orengagementwi t ht hel ocalaut hor i t yandl i nkswi t h st at ut or y,VCS,ot herser vi cepr ovi der s.I naddi t i ont ot hi s,ChExsef f ect i vel yf aci l i t at et hedi r ect del i ver ypl at f or m andcommi ssi oni ngofser vi cesandwi t houtt hei rsuppor ti nt hi sr espectwewoul d onl yhaveaccessedaf r act i onofwhatwehavedonesoi nr ecentmont hs.

‘ Tobeabl et owor kwi t hpeopl eIdon’ tr eal l yl i ke’ .


Whatt heys ay I anRi char dson Chi efOf f i cer CVSf orBr oxbour ne andEastHer t s

TheCVS f orBr ox bour neandEastHer t shasdevel opedacl osewor ki ngr el at i onshi pwi t hChEx s overt hepastf ewyear swhi chhascul mi nat edi nt heappoi nt mentoft heChEx sDi r ect orasaTr ust ee ofCVSBEH.We( CVSBEH)havebenef i t t edf r om t het hei mpactt hatChEx sdel i veri nanumberof ways,t hesei ncl ude: I ncr easi ngourl ocalknowl edge–par t i cul ar l yi nt er msofaccesst ol ear ni ngpr ovi der sandyoung peopl e’ sser vi cesi nt heBor oughofBr ox bour ne.  Hel pi ngCVSBEH t ol i nkl ocalf undi ngagenci esandgr ant maki ngt r ust swi t hschool swhocan encour agecommuni t ypr oj ect s.E. G Li nki ngt heDi scoverPr oj ecti nEastLondonwi t hHol dbr ook Pr i mar ySchool( f undedt hr ought heRowl andsonFoundat i on)  Assi st i ngCVSBEH wi t hgover nancedevel opmentandcommuni t yact i vi t i esf ornew r esi dent s gr oupsandassoci at i onsE. Gt hel aunchoft heBur yGr eenResi dent sAssoci at i on.  Enhanci ng CVSBEH’ sknowl edgeofl ocalBl ackand Mi nor i t yEt hni cCommuni t i est hr ough f aci l i t at i ngnew cont act swi t hi nl ocalschool st oai dCVSBEH’ sdevel opmentofnew communi t y champi onsf r om di f f er entbackgr ounds–E. G Tur ki shCommuni t yi nWal t ham Cr ossandHeal t h awar enesssessi onsf orBMEResi dent s.

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DaveHewi t t r manof Vi ceChai Her t f or dshi r eCount y Counci l/Count y Counci l l orf or CheshuntCent r aland CheshuntNor t h

“ TheAr t& Cr af ti sagr eatwayt ospendt i mewi t hmydaught erandwer eal l yenj oybei ngand maki ngt hi ngst oget her ”

Ast heCount yCounci l l orr epr esent i ngCheshuntNor t handCheshuntCent r alf ort hel ast7year s, and a gover norofbot h a secondar yschooland a chi l dr en' scent r e Iconsi dert he ser vi ces& engagementwhi chChEx spr ovi dest ot hecommuni t yasawhol ei sex t r emel yval uabl e.Ihavebeen abl et oobser vef i r st handhow i ncent i vessuchast he" Fr i dayNi ghtPr oj ect "( desi gnedt oengage wi t h yout hswho mi ghtot her wi sebewander i ng t hest r eet sbyof f er i ng posi t i veand i nt er est i ng act i vi t i es)i smaki ngar ealdi f f er encei nmyar ea.Ihavebeendi r ect l yi nvol vedwi t hsever aloft hei r ot heract i vi t i esandevenhel pi nt hef undi ngofsome,usi ngpar tofmyCount yCounci l l or ' sLocal i t y Budgett ogr eatef f ect ,whi chbenef i t st henei ghbour hood.Ihaveal sof oundt hatChEx si spr epar ed t obei nnovat i veandcanof t ent hi nkout si det heboxt ocomeupwi t hdel i ver abl eandsust ai nabl e opt i ons. Si ncei t sf or mat i on asa char i t y,ChExshaswor ked har dt o of f eroppor t uni t i esf orst udent s, par ent sandt hel ocalcommuni t ybydel i ver i ngdi ver secour sesandpr oj ect swhi chhavebeen wel lr ecei ved.Thei rout r eachcont i nuest ogr ow byr emovi ngbar r i er st ol ear ni ngf orpeopl ewho mi ghtnotot her wi sebeengagedi nt hem.Useoft heChExst r anspor tf aci l i t i esi sal socr uci ali n pr ovi di ngt heseser vi cesequi t abl yi nt hedi st r i ct . Per sonal l yChExshasgi venmet hechancet owor kevencl oserwi t hl ocalr esi dent s,par t ner sand ot herchar i t abl eor gani zat i onst ounder st andt heneeds,r equi r ement sandambi t i onsoft hepeopl e Iser ve.Thi snet wor ki snow ver yi mpor t antf ormei nmyr ol eofdel i ver i ngt hel ocal i sm agendai n myar ea.

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I r eneAust i n HAFLSFami l y Lear ni ngSeni or Devel opmentOf f i cer

‘ I tmakesmehaveconf i dencei nme’ .

CHEXSengageswi t hawi der angeofpr ovi der sl ooki ngatal lt hecour sest hatar eavai l abl ei nt he ar ea( ext r emel ycompr ehensi vel i st ) .Chexscer t ai nl yseemst obeext r emel ypr oact i ve.

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Whatt heys ay Al i sonGar ner Headt eacher Gof f ’ sSchool

Cour seAt t endees Mat hs& Engl i sh

ChExshasqui ckl ybecomeani nval uabl epar tofourext endedpr ovi si on,par t i cul ar l yi nwor ki ng wi t hourmor evul ner abl est udent s.Iwashugel yexci t edaboutt hepot ent i ali mpactf orst udent s t hatChExsof f er swhenIf i r sthear dabouti t .Nowt hatIhaveseeni ti nact i on,andseent hehuge st udentent husi asm,commi t mentandsubsequentdevel opmenti nsel fbel i ef ,Iam evenmor e convi nced.Thest af fatChExsar ewi t houtexcept i onpassi onat eabouti mpr ovi ngl i f echancesf or st udent s,andr eadi l yt r ansmi tt hatpassi ont oot her s.ChExsi snowani nt egr alandhi ghl yval ued par tofwhatweof f erandIwoul dnotwantt obewi t houti t .

“ Ihaver eal l yenj oyedwor ki ngwi t hami xt ur eofagegr oupsdur i ngt hecour se” “ Real l yenj oyedt hecour sei thasr eal l yhel pedmychi l dr enandIam sopr oudhaveachi evedl evel 2i nMat h’ s” “ WhenIst ar t edt hecour semyl i t t l eboywast woweeksol dbutt hef l ex i bi l i t ywi t hchi l dcar ewi t ht he cour sehashel pedmer emai nont hecour seandhel pmei mpr ovemymat hs. ” “ Thecr èchehasr eal l yhel pedmet akepar ti nt hecour seandr emai nwi t hi tt hr oughout . ”

JaneFar i sh Adul tEducat i on Or gani serHer t f or d Regi onalCol l ege

Removi ngbar r i er st ol ear ni ng Localvenues. Concessi ons/ f r eecl assesf orqual i f yi ndi vi dual s/ gr oups. Net wor kofser vi cest osuppor tchi l dr en,f ami l i esandcommuni t y I nf or mat i onAdvi ceandGui dance,St udentSuppor tSer vi cesf orf i nanci alandper sonalsuppor t . Vehi cl ef orengagementwi t ht hel ocalaut hor i t y Communi t yLear ni ngOr gani seronAdul tLear ni ngPar t ner shi pswi t hBr oxBor oughCounci land Her t sAdul t&Fami l yLear ni ngPar t ner shi ps( Count y) Li nkswi t hst at ut or y,VCS,ot herser vi cepr ovi der s Wi der angeofwor ki ngpar t ner shi pst odel i verl ear ni ng/ t r ai ni ng. EgHousi ngAssoci at i ons,Chi l dr en Cent r es,Ex t endedSer vi ces,School set c Di r ectdel i ver ypl at f or m andcommi ssi oni ngofser vi ces Adver t i sedpr ogr ammeandpar t ner shi pdel i ver y

Sar ahChal oner Headt eacher Hol yTr i ni t yPr i mar y School

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The cour ses and act i vi t i es Pet e Mai den has or gani sed and r un by t he par t ner shi p ar e wel l at t endedandt hef eedbackf r om par ent si sver yposi t i ve.Bot hoft heSuppor tWor kerr ol eshave beeni nval uabl et ot heschoolbot hi nsuppor toft heCAFpr ocessandal soi nsuppor toff ami l i es si gnpost i ngandpr ovi di ngdi r ecthel p.


Whatt heys ay Ger r yLangan Assi st antHead TeacherCheshunt School

CheshuntSchooli sver ygr at ef ulf oral lt hehar dwor kandsuppor tt hatwehaver ecei vedf r om ChExs.Overt hepastyearsomeoft hear east hatwehavewor kedcooper at i vel yi nar e:  Par ent alsuppor tf r om Ker r yThomasi npar t i cul arr egar di ngpupi l swhodi spl aychal l engi ng behavi our ,needsuppor torar eatr i skofexcl usi on.  Jul i eCot t endenhassuppor t edpupi l swhoar eonCaF’ sandTaF’ s.Jul i ehasbeenpr esentat meet i ngswher epar ent s,out si deagenci esandt hepupi lar epr esentt odi scusst hebestwayt o appr oachaddr essi ngt heneedsoft hepupi l . t obei nval uabl er egar di ngobt ai ni ngsuppor tf ort hepupi l sandt hei rf ami l i es.  Repr esent at i vesf r om ChEx sat t endourpar ent seveni ngsandt heannualOpenEveni ng.Thi si s aver yef f ect i vest r at egyf orcr eat i ngl i nksbet weent heschoolandhomeandof t eni si nst r ument ali n br eaki ngdownbar r i er sandsoal l owi nghar dt or eachf ami l i est of eelmor econf i dentwhendeal i ng wi t ht heschool .  A numberofpr oj ect s,Gar deni ngCl ub,Gr oundwor ksandt heTeam Bui l di ngWeek,havebeen ver ysuccessf uli nengagi ngdi saf f ect edandpot ent i alNEETpupi l s.Thef eel i ngofachi evementand gr eat ersel fconf i dencet hatt hepr oj ect sdevel opi nt hepupi l sal l owst hem t oi dent i f yt heneedf or qual i f i cat i onsatt heendoft hei rt i mei nsecondar yschool .  Fi nal l y,t heChEx st eam ar eal waysaccessi bl e.Shoul dadvi ceorsuppor tber equi r ed,t heyar e al waysatt heendoft het el ephoneandneverf ai lt osuppor ti nanywaypossi bl e.Thi si ssomet hi ng t hatwei nCheshuntSchoolver ymuchappr eci at e.

Ji l lJones Headt eacherFour SwannesPr i mar y School

JoGant Headt eacher / Chai r Tur nf or dSchool

Cour seAt t endees Comput erCour se

Val uabl el i nkt oser vi cest hatsuppor tyoungpeopl eandt hei rpar ent s/ car er s.Consci ent i ousst af f keepi ngschoolupt odat ewi t hext endedser vi cesoppor t uni t i esandact i vi t i es.Al somaki ngschool awar eofoppor t uni t i est hr oughTAC meet i ngs.

TheChar i t yhaspr ovi dedouryoungpeopl ewi t hahugenumberofoppor t uni t i est owor kwi t hl ocal empl oyer si nwhol evar i et yofways,t hatwewoul dneverhavebeenabl et oaccessasast and-al one school .TheChar i t yal sopr ovi dest hel i nkt oar angeofsuppor tser vi cesavai l abl ei nt hel ocalar ea t ohel pourst udent sandt hei rf ami l i es.TheTAC suppor ti sout st andi ng.

" Cl ear ,conci sei nst r uct i on" " If el tcompl et el yaccept edandunder st oodi nwhatIneededt ol ear n" " Myl evelofski l l swasver yl ow whenst ar t i ngandIam gai ni ngmor econf i denceandknowl edge t hanexpect ed.Iam pl easedwi t ht heexper i ence" " Ver ygoodandpat i entt eacher ! " " It houghtt hecour sewaswonder f ul " W al " We lusecomput er sf orvar i ousaspect sofwor kbutnononehasbot her edt ohel ppeopl eofmy agewhousedanabacusatschool ! " " Foundausef orcomput er sathomeaswel laswor k-l ef tuswi t hagr eatsenseofachi evement "

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Whatt heys ay Sal l yLydamor e Team Leader: Heal t h Vi si t or/School Nur si ng, Wal t ham Cr ossandCheshunt )

Removi ngbar r i er st ol ear ni ng ChEx shavewor kedi npar t ner shi pwi t hSchoolNur si ngSer vi cet ohel pmeett heneedsofchi l dr en wi t hi dent i f i ed devel opment alconcer nsand vul ner abi l i t i est hr ough t hepr ovi si on ofeducat i onal act i vi t i esf orchi l dr enandt hei rpar ent s.Thi sser vi cehasbeenkeyt or ai si ngsel f est eem,i mpr ovi ng r el at i onshi psbet weenchi l dr enandt hei rpar ent s,enabl i ngchi l dr ent of i ndal t er nat i veski l l sand met hodsofl ear ni ng, pr ovi di ngoppor t uni t i esf ordepr i vedchi l dr en,t her ef or ebr eaki ngdownt he keybar r i er st o sel f f ul f i l mentandl ear ni ngwhi chi mpactonpsychosoci alheal t handwel l bei ng. ChEx shaver ecent l yf undedacommuni t ypr oj ectf orvul ner abl eyear9st udent st oaddr ess t he i nci denceofunwant edt eenagepr egnancy,sex ual l yt r ansmi t t edi nf ect i onsandr el at i onshi pi ssues. Par t ner shi pwor ki ngwi t ht heSchoolNur si ngSer vi cet odel i vert hi spr oj ectenhancedyoungpeopl e’ s abi l i t yt oseekadvi cef r om heal t hcar epr of essi onal s,andcr eat edanal t er nat i veCHE gat ewayf or t heSchoolNur si ngSer vi cet or eachvul ner abl eyoungpeopl eandt hei rpeer swi t hkeyspeci al i st heal t hi nf or mat i on. Vehi cl ef orengagementwi t ht hel ocalaut hor i t y SchoolNur si ngSer vi cehavebeenabl et osi gnpost f ami l i est opar ent i ngandsuppor tser vi ces whi chhasr esul t edi naposi t i vei mpact ont heemot i onalheal t hofchi l dr en. Gi vi ngpar ent s t het ool st heyneedt oexer ci seef f ect i vepar ent i ngski l l s,r ecei vesuppor twi t hhomemanagement , housi ngandf i nanci aldi f f i cul t i esenabl est hem t hent of ocusont hekeyheal t hi ssuesoft hei r chi l dr enandmeetunmetheal t hneeds. ChEx shavewor kedi npar t ner shi pwi t hTheSchoolNur si ngSer vi cei nset t i ngupCAFSf orcompl ex f ami l i es,j oi nthomevi si t i ng,f ol l ow upsuppor tandi nf or mat i onshar i ng.ChEx shaveal sowor ked i npar t ner shi pwi t ht heSchoolNur si ngSer vi cest osuppor tpar ent st oaccessheal t happoi nt ment s f ort hei rchi l dr enpar t i cul ar l yt hosewhi char eemot i onal l ychal l engi ngf ort hem suchasCAMHSand Chi l dDevel opmentCent r e. ChEx shavewor kedi npar t ner shi pwi t ht heSchoolNur si ngSer vi cebyshar i ngkeyi nf or mat i onwi t hi n t heHer t f or dshi r eSaf eguar di ngChi l dr en’ sBoar dgui del i nest osaf eguar dchi l dr enwi t hunmetheal t h needsandt opr ovi desuppor tt ovul ner abl echi l dr enandf ami l i eswhohavebeenvi ct i msofdomest i c vi ol ence. Li nkswi t hst at ut or y,VCS,ot herser vi cepr ovi der s Communi cat i oni smai nt ai nedt hr oughnewsl et t erupdat es,r egul aremai l s. Net wor kmeet i ngswi t hChi l dr enCent r eAdvi sor yBoar dsandt he1319subgr oupcommi t t eef or Br oxbour nehaveenhancedi nf or mat i onshar i ngandser vi cedevel opment . Act i vecont r i but i ont ot heBr oxbour nechi l dr enandyoungpeopl e’ sser vi cepl anhasensur edt hat ChExsi sabl et oenhancet heser vi cesdel i ver edbyi t spar t ner s,pr omot enet wor ki ngandcl ose t hegapsi nacommuni t ywhi chhasst at i st i cal l yevi dencedheal t hneedscausedbydepr i vat i on. Di r ectdel i ver ypl at f or m andcommi ssi oni ngofser vi ces ChEx sef f ect i vel ycommi ssi onsser vi cesf ort heschool sacr osst hel ocalar eat omeett hesoci aland educat i onalneedsi nt hel ocalcommuni t y.Thr oughef f ect i vepar t ner shi pwor ki ngwi t ht heSchool Nur si ngSer vi cewhi chi scommi ssi onedt opr ovi deaheal t hser vi cef ort hesameschoolcommuni t y byHer t f or dshi r eNHSt r ust ,ChEx si sabl et oensur et hatt heheal t hneedsoft hecommuni t yi sal so consi der edi nt hedel i ver yofi t sact i vi t i esandcommuni t ydevel opment . Thi senabl est heChEx s ser vi cet obet ar get edt omeett hekeyneedsoft heschoolcommuni t yr egar di ngcommuni t yheal t h, educat i on,depr i vat i on,and cul t ur aldi ver si t y as hol i st i c ent i t i es i ni nf l uenci ng t he f i ve heal t hy out comesofchi l dr en.

Cat hyWal sh,St udent Suppor tManager CheshuntSecondar y School

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‘ St udentX wassopr oud.Hecameandsaw meassoonashegoti nyest er day .Icoul dn’ tst op smi l i ngwi t hhi m.Hewasst i l lr eal l ybubbl yf r om i tandwast el l i ngmehow muchheenj oyedt he wat erski i ng.Wal ki ngwasabi tt oughbutgi vent heoppor t uni t yagai nhesai dhewoul ddef i ni t el y go.Thi si swhati t ’ sal labout ,seei ngsomeoneshi neandSt udentX wascer t ai nl ydoi ngt hat yest er day . Bi gt hankst oal lofyou. ’

‘ I tmakesmehaveconf i dencei nme’


Whatt heys ay Gar yVi r t ue Headt eacher Bur l ei ghPr i mar y School

ChExshasaver ygoodr el at i onshi pwi t hBur l ei ghPr i mar ySchool .Theypr ovi deser vi ceswhi ch i twoul dbeot her wi sedi f f i cul tt oaccess. Thr ought hei rchar i t ywehavebeenabl et oof f erser vi cest opar ent satschoolt o:enabl et hem t o bet r ai nedi nhel pi ngt hei rchi l dr enwi t hmat hsandEngl i sh:t r ai nasvol unt eer si nschool :enj oy cr af tact i vi t i esf orpar entandchi l dandhence,pr omot ef ami l ybondi ng. ChEx shasenabl edt heschoolt opr omot eeconomi cawar enessbyf aci l i t at i ngvi si t st oSai nsbur y’ s depot s.Theyal soar r angedsaf et yvi si t st ot heschoolbySai nsbur y’ sl or r i es.ChEx sevenhel ped wi t ht r anspor tt oandf r om t heseevent s. Team bui l di ngact i vi t i esi nvol vi ngot hermember soft hel ocalcommuni t yhaveal sobeenf aci l i t at ed byChExs.Forexampl e,a chi l d’ sf or ti sbei ng const r uct ed i nt hegr oundst hi ssummerusi ng Gr oundwor k[ adul tsuper vi sor ygr oup] ,somel ocalsecondar ypupi l sand pupi l sf r om Bur l ei gh. ChExs al so coor di nat es t he ‘ Gar deni ng Cl ub’usi ng exper t i se f r om l ocalgar den cent er ’ s and cul mi nat i ngi naFar mer sMar ketatal ocalpar ki nl at esummer . Al li nal l ,ChExsof f er sgoodval uef ormoneyandal l owsourschoolt oaccessenhancedact i vi t i es whi chwoul dot her wi sebedi f f i cul tt osour ce.

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Kar enScudamor e Headt eacher Hol dbr ookPr i mar y School

‘ Icancont r olmysel fmor ebecausepeopl eonmyt eam annoymebutIj usti gnor edi t ’ .

Removi ngbar r i er st ol ear ni ng TheHAFLScour sehel dl astyearf orf ami l i eswi t hEngl i shasasecondl anguagewaswel lr ecei ved andenabl edpar ent st obegi nt ol i st ent oandencour aget hei rchi l dr enwi t h“ r eadi ngathome” .The cour sel ast edat er m,butt hebenef i t swi l lbel i f el ongf ort hosef ami l i es.Notonl ydi dt hechi l dr en r ecei vet hesuppor tf r om t hei rmums,butt hemumst hemsel vesi mpr ovedt hei runder st andi ngof Engl i shandwer emor econf i denti ncommuni cat i ngwi t ht heschool . Theschoolwasver ygr at ef ult oPet erf orhi ssuccessf ulnegot i at i onwi t hachar i t yt osuppor tyear2 pupi l sandt hei rpar ent si naf ant ast i ccr eat i ver eadi ngandwr i t i ngcour seof f er edby“ Di scover y” .Not onl ydi dt hechi l dr enbecomepubl i shedaut hor s,butpar ent sandchi l dr enal i kewer eabl et odel i ght i nagr eat ,col l abor at i vesuccessst or y( per sonalpr ogr essandSATs) . Al loft heseact i vi t i eshel p t hel ear ni ngpar t ner shi pbet weenhomeandschoolt odevel opf ort hebenef i toft hecommuni t yasa whol e. Net wor kofser vi cest osuppor tchi l dr en,f ami l i esandcommuni t y Thef ami l ysuppor tser vi cehashel pedanumberofourf ami l i esaccesst heser vi cest heyneedt o i mpr ovet hei rl i f eski l l sandchi l dcar eski l l s. Thesuppor twi t ht hecompl et i ngofaCAFhasbeeni nval uabl ewi t hpar ent sf eel i ngwel lser vedi n t hesuppor toft hei rchi l d/ f ami l yneeds. Vehi cl ef orengagementwi t ht hel ocalaut hor i t y OurCommuni t yDayhasbecomeani ncr edi bl evehi cl ef orsi gnpost i ngl ocalser vi cesandgener al l y br i ngi ngt heest at ecommuni t yt oget herf oraf unt i mewi t hnei ghbour s,t eacher s,pol i ce,andot her publ i cser vi ces.I tgr owsannual l y! Thegr owi ngcl ubcompet i t i onhashadasi mi l ari mpactwi t haf ocusonHeal t hyLi vi ngaswel las communi t yspi r i t . Li nkswi t hst at ut or y,VCS,ot herser vi cepr ovi der s Thewhol et eam pr ovi deessent i all i nkswi t hot herser vi cepr ovi der s Di r ectdel i ver ypl at f or m andcommi ssi oni ngofser vi ces ChExsef f ect i vel ycommi ssi onsact i vi t i esandser vi cesf orourschoolandi nt hel ocalar ea,and communi cat i onsar eopen,cl earandcompr ehensi ve. ThankyouPet e,Ker r y,Jul i eandt her estoft het eam f orat r ul ysuccessf ulacademi cyear2011 2012

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‘ I twi l lhel pmer emembert hi ngsi nmyschoolbag’ .

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Whatt heys ay Br i anCooke B3Li vi ng,Communi t y Devel opmentManager

Her eatB3l i vi ngwehaveal waysst r i vedt obemor et hanj ustal andl or d,asal ocal l ybasednot f orpr of i tor gani sat i oni mpr ovi ngourcommuni t i esandcr eat i ngoppor t uni t i esf ort hosewhol i ve i nt hem hasbeenaval uet hatal lst af fexer ci sewi t hi nt hei rr ol es.Wehaveawi deconsor t i um of par t ner st hatwi t houtt hem oursuccesswoul dnotbewhati ti st oday. Ourr el at i onshi pwi t hCheshuntExt endedSer vi ces( CHEXS)hasgr ownconsi der abl yovert hel ast 2year sashasourposi t i vei mpactwi t hi nt hecommuni t y,needl esst osayCHEXShasopenedup manyoft heseoppor t uni t i esf orsuccess. Mor e speci f i cal l y,we have f ound CHEXS a pr oact i ve par t nerwhen i dent i f yi ng and r emovi ng bar r i er st ol ear ni ngbyhel pi ngust ar gett her i ghtar eageogr aphi cal l yandt her i ghti ndi vi dual swho wi t ht hatext r aat t ent i onandsuppor thavef oundt heycanr eengagi ngwi t ht hel ear ni ngpr ocess, nomat t erofageorsoci alst andi ng.A numberofpr oj ect st hatwehavewor kedont oget hersaw youngr esi dent swhohadbeenexcl udedf r om t hecl assr oom engagewi t hal ear ni ngr out i newhi ch ul t i mat el ypr epar edt hem f ort he mai nst r eam cl assr oom. W ehaveast r ongbel i eft hati nvest i ngi nchi l dr enandt hei rf ami l i escancr eat emor eposi t i ve out comesf ort hei rf ut ur e,asahousi ngpr ovi derel i mi nat i ngr i skst ohomel essnessi sapr i or i t y andt heear l i ert hei nt er vent i ont hebet t er ,CHEXS of f er susagat ewayoft r ustwhenengagi ng wi t hf ami l i es. The Bor ough ofBr oxbour ne i n gener al i s a ver y successf ular ea i nr el at i on t o pr oact i ve par t ner shi psandCHEXS hasnow est abl i shedi t sel fasakeymemberoft hi swi derf ami l y,f or exampl eourr ecentsuccessi nsecur i ng£1mi l l i on“ bi gLocal ”l ot t er ygr ant f ort heWor ml ey Tur nf or dar eawher eCHEXS hasbeeni dent i f i edasakeyser vi cewhoshoul dbei nvol ved,t hi s wasadeci si onnotj ustdeci dedbyour sel vesbutt hoser esi dent swhol i vei nt hecommuni t y. W ehavewor kedonanumberofpr oj ect swi t hCHEXS somei nf ul lpar t ner shi psomewher ewe haveaskedCHEXSt odel i vert heser vi cedi r ect l y,t hi shasal waysbeendonewi t ht hehi ghestof st andar dwear eexpl or i ngf ur t herpr oj ect sf orCHEXSt odel i veronbehal fofouror gani sat i on. Ourr el at i onshi pwi t hCHEXSi sonet hatwewantt ocont i nuet odevel opandwear eatapoi ntnow wher ewear edi scussi ngcor ef undi ngsot hatt heycancont i nuet odel i veraqual i t yser vi ce.

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St eveWhi t l am Communi t y Devel opmentManager Br oxbour neBor ough Counci l

‘ I twi l lhel pmecommuni cat emor ewhenI ’ mi nvol vedi nt eam act i vi t i es’ .

Vehi cl ef orengagementwi t ht hel ocalaut hor i t y ChExs ar e key and act i ve par t ner si nt he Br oxbour ne Chi l dr en’ s Tr ustPar t ner shi p( BCTP) , at t endi ngal loft hepar t ner shi pmeet i ngsi ncl udi ngt het wosubgr oups013and1119;t hef or mer ofwhi chi schai r edbyst af ff r om ChExs.ChExscont r i but et ot heBCTPAct i onPl anandact i vel y andconst r uct i vel yengagei nt hemeet i ngs. Li nkswi t hst at ut or y,VCS,ot herser vi cepr ovi der s Br oxbour neCounci l ’ sCommuni t yDevel opmentTeam wor kswi t hChExst odel i vert heyear l yVeg FesteventatCedar sPar ki nWal t ham Cr oss.Thi scombi nest hepr i zegi vi ngf i nal eoft hepr i mar y, secondar yschool s’gr owi ngcl ubs,del i ver edbyChExs,wi t honeoft hecounci l ’ schi l dr en’ spl ay event .At t endancesusual l yexceed1, 000wi t hanest i mat ed2, 000at t endi ngt hi syear ’ sevent .Fun i shadbyever yoneat t endi ngasbot hagenci eswor khar dandcr eat i vel yt oputonar angeoff un andheal t hyact i vi t i es.

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Whatt heys ay Sam Sweet man Headt eacher Chur chf i el dPr i mar y School

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LeeAnnBr i t t an Headt eacher Longl andsPr i mar y School

Fi r st l ycanIsaywhatagr eatsuppor tCHEXshasbeenovert hel astt er m.Thehel pwi t hpar ent s andCAFshasenabl edust or eachsomeofourusual l yhar dt or eachpar ent sandwear ebegi nni ng t oseet hedevel opmentofsomepar t ner shi pswi t ht hesepar ent st hatIwoul dnothaveconsi der ed possi bl e. Thei ncl usi onf or tbui l di ngact i vi t ywasahugel yposi t i veoppor t uni t yf orsomeofourhar dert o engagepupi l s.I twasgr eatt osee t hegi r l swhoar eof t enr el uct antt ocont r i but et opr oj ect sand act i vi t i esr eal l yst ucki nandi mmensel ypr oudoft hef i ni shedpr oductwhi chi snowbei ngenj oyed byt hewhol eschoolcommuni t y. Whi l stsomeofourHAFLsact i vi t i eshavebeenpoor l yat t ended,t heChEx scr af toneshavegi venus apl at f or mt o bui l don.Reachi ngandengagi ngpar ent si sakeypr i or i t yi nt hi syear ' sdevel opment pl anf orus, al lt heseoppor t uni t i esar ehel pi ngust ohel pourpar ent sunder st andt heval ueoft hei r i nputi nt hei rchi l d' sl ear ni ng. Gr ow cl uboppor t uni t i eshaver eal l ybl ossomedf orus.Thewhol eschoolgotbehi ndt hegr owi ng compet i t i onandl ear ntl ot saboutcondi t i onsf orgr owt handt heneedt ocar eandnur t ur e.Thi shas now l eadt oY5wor ki ngonasust ai nabi l i t ypr oj ectanddevel opi ngt heschoolki t chengar den Fi nal l yt hecl ar i t yoft henewsl et t erandt het er ml ycof f eemor ni ngs,hel pusandourf ami l i est osee al lt hat ' sonof f erenabl esusal lt of eelpar tofawi dercommuni t yofl ear ner sandf ami l i es.

‘ Mor eofanunder st andi ngwi t hr ul es,bet t ercommuni cat i onandcooper at i on’

Removi ngbar r i er st ol ear ni ng I thasbeenencour agi ngt oseepar ent sandchi l dr enengagi ngi nl ear ni ngact i vi t i esi nschoolt hr ough t hecour sesHALFShaspr ovi ded.Thi swor ki sbegi nni ngt oenabl eust odevel opcl oserl i nkswi t h ournor mal l y‘ har dt or eachpar ent s’t obet t ersuppor tt hel ear ni ngpr ocess. Net wor kofser vi cest osuppor tchi l dr en,f ami l i esandcommuni t y Thef ami l ysuppor tser vi cehasbegunt ohel pourf ami l i esaccesskeyser vi cest osuppor tt hem. Jul i eandKer r yhavesuppor t edwi t hset t i nguponeCAFwhi chhaspr ovedasuccessf ulpr ocess f orsuppor t i ngaf ami l ywi t hwi der angi ngneeds.

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