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Community Report 2016/2017

Hugh Baird College: serving the local community

Community Learning Personal Community Development (PCDL) again this year has been very successful. The set target number of learners for 2016/17 was 376, this has been exceeded by 235 learners. 75 courses have taken place with 611 learners accessing 1117 guided learning hours of community provision. The overall aim is to continue to build and extend the community provision that the College provides. Thus ensuring that the learning needs of the local community are provided for, allowing individuals the opportunity to develop and progress. The underpinning ethos of community learning is to ensure that community learners experience high quality provision, which mirrors that provided for learners attending College. Externally, community strategy has been developed in consultation with community based managers and service users from a range of organisations. It has also been influenced by Hugh Baird College’s governing body, senior colleagues, managers and teaching staff. A key aim is to develop programmes to meet government initiatives, linking to aims driven by community based needs. The increasing demands for community based provision, has highlighted the need for tutors who relish the opportunity to work with learners who may be taking their first steps back in to education or training. Learners may be motivated by personal, employment or social needs and it is essential that this is respected, encouraged and built on.

CONTACT US To speak to the Community Liaison Team at Hugh Baird College Telephone: 0151 353 4572 email: owen.jones@hughbaird.ac.uk www.hughbaird.ac.uk Hugh Baird College, Balliol Road, Bootle, L20 7EW

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Hugh Baird College Strategic Aims

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Deliver outstanding quality across all aspects of the curriculum and College services Provide a dynamic curriculum which meets the local and national priorities and the community as a whole by developing key transferable skills and employability Work collaboratively to implement the proposals of the Area Based Review Achieve progress towards outstanding financial status through efficiency and growth and new income streams

and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders to maximise 5. Build reputational opportunities 6. Deliver outstanding teaching and learning and assessment in the creation of an education estate that supports raised aspirations for learners 7. Invest of all ages 8. Build a national reputation for high quality maths and English delivery

Our Core Values 1. Integrity and Honesty: we act honestly and legally ethically in all we do 2. Openness: we are open to new ideas and share knowledge 3. Trust and mutual respect: we treat everyone with fairness and integrity 4. Courage: we have the courage to act on our convictions 5. Social Responsibility: we are responsible to our colleagues, students and the environment to where we live and work 6. Accountability: we are accountable for our actions and seek to improve lives 7. Excellence: we strive for excellence in all we do

Personal Community Development Learning (PCDL) Courses PCDL Courses delivered:

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Introduction to Construction & DIY Brickwork Wall & Floor Tiling Floral Design Literacy

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Numeracy Pre-Employment Skills – DWP Literacy Through Creative Writing Introduction to Teaching Assistant Literacy Through Letter Writing

CONTACT US To speak to the Community Liaison Team at Hugh Baird College Telephone: 0151 353 4572 email: owen.jones@hughbaird.ac.uk www.hughbaird.ac.uk Hugh Baird College, Balliol Road, Bootle, L20 7EW

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Personal Community Development Learning (PCDL) Feedback Introduction to Construction & DIY – 10 Week Short Taster Course at Hugh Baird College “Fantastic course structure and facilities. Very impressed and may well sign up for a full time course”. Andrew, Community Learner – Introduction to Construction & DIY “Gained lots of new tips and tricks to give me the confidence to go on and tackle my own jobs and maybe do further courses in the future. Great course, great tutor. Thanks”. Community Learner – Introduction to Construction & DIY “I really enjoyed meeting people from the local community and helping them to understand basic DIY tasks including brickwork, plastering, tiling and wallpapering”. Billy Parkes, Tutor – Introduction to Construction & DIY, Hugh Baird College

Brickwork – 10 Week Short Taster Course at Hugh Baird College “Good staff who are very good at passing on the ‘tricks of the trade’”. Ron, Community Learner – Brickwork “The students were very keen to learn and adapted well to the workshop environment”. Dave Blackmore, Tutor – Brickwork, Hugh Baird College

Tiling – 10 Week Short Taster Course at Hugh Baird College “I have learnt a lot and feel confident to tackle tiling jobs at home. John is an excellent tutor. I only wish it was 20 weeks not 10”. Peter, Community Learner – Tiling “The PCDL students were great. I found teaching mature students was really rewarding”. John Tunstall, Tutor – Tiling, Hugh Baird College

CONTACT US To speak to the Community Liaison Team at Hugh Baird College Telephone: 0151 353 4572 email: owen.jones@hughbaird.ac.uk www.hughbaird.ac.uk Hugh Baird College, Balliol Road, Bootle, L20 7EW

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Floral Design – 10 Week Short Taster Course at Hugh Baird College “Thoroughly enjoyed this course and felt that the tutor was excellent at transferring her knowledge and skills across to the class. I also feel that I have gained confidence and improved my own knowledge on the techniques required to create floral displays”. Julie, Community Learner - Floral Design “The course was very enjoyable and the level of teaching and interaction was excellent. I would recommend this course to family and friends”. Pauline, Community Learner – Floral Design “PCDL students are always easy to interact with. Lessons are very rewarding and progression onto the full Level 2 qualification is good”. Lorraine Dyke, Tutor – Floral Design, Hugh Baird College

Introduction to Teaching Assistant – Short Taster Course at St John’s CP School “The presentation and advice was excellent and all my questions were answered fantastically”. Emma, Community Learner – Introduction to Teaching Assistant “I really enjoy working in the community, it’s less formal than in the College environment. The students are enthusiastic, eager to learn and always participate well in activities”. Lorraine Hancox, Tutor – Introduction to Teaching Assistant, Hugh Baird College

Maths – Short Taster Course at Netherton Children’s Centre “I have really learnt a lot from the course and I have gained more confidence”. Danielle, Community Learner – Maths Short Taster Course “Brilliant tutor, very patient and understanding”. Lisa, Community Learner – Maths Short Taster Course “I find teaching in the community to be very enjoyable because the learners are able to utilise an opportunity which would not normally be available to them in order to progress”. Mike Jones, Tutor – Maths, Hugh Baird College

CONTACT US To speak to the Community Liaison Team at Hugh Baird College Telephone: 0151 353 4572 email: owen.jones@hughbaird.ac.uk www.hughbaird.ac.uk Hugh Baird College, Balliol Road, Bootle, L20 7EW

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Pre-Employment Skills – 5 Week Course at The Investment Centre “I loved the course, it improved my confidence and helped me to be more social. The course gave us really good hints and tips for interviews and CV writing”. Roger, Community Learner – Pre-Employment Skills “I really enjoyed this course and will take away skills I’ve gained here which will help when I apply for jobs and attend interviews”. Kayleigh, Community Learner – Pre-Employment Skills “Teaching this course gave me an opportunity to identify the needs of different learners and gave me a greater understanding of the barriers they face”. Nicky Reilly, Tutor – Pre-Employment Skills, Hugh Baird College

Literacy Through Letter Writing – Short Course at Sovini Group “The course leader was very knowledgeable about the subject and I enjoyed the course”. Nichola, Community Learner – Literacy Through Letter Writing “Teaching at Sovini was excellent and the cohort was enthusiastic and motivated. I was able to deliver two sessions on punctuation and grammar. Ultimately, the main emphasis became on proof-reading”. Maria McCallum, Tutor – Lecturer in English, Hugh Baird College

Progression MIS data shows that from the 611 community learners 148 of these have accessed further learning opportunities within the community. Also 19 learners now attend full or part time courses within Hugh Baird College.

Functional Skills, Maths & English These courses proved successful again this year with 57 learners who had attended functional skills sessions in maths and English achieving their goals. 7 learners gained levels 1 and 2 functional skills qualifications.

Skills Funding Agency (SFA) Learner Satisfaction Survey The Skills Funding Agency request that community learners complete a survey either online or paper based to gain information of their overall satisfaction regarding community provision. 220 community learners took part in this survey with results this year being incorporated into the main College Student Learner Survey.

CONTACT US To speak to the Community Liaison Team at Hugh Baird College Telephone: 0151 353 4572 email: owen.jones@hughbaird.ac.uk www.hughbaird.ac.uk Hugh Baird College, Balliol Road, Bootle, L20 7EW

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Centre Comments “Thanks to Hugh Baird College for providing funding to Cambridge Nursery School and Children’s Centre to deliver two first aid courses, a Christmas crafts course and a course to prepare parents for further education or employment. In total, 43 parents/carers attended these courses. Of those attending the course to prepare for further education or employment by the end of the course 51% of participants had entered employment, 13% had started their own business and 13% have applied for university. We look forward to continuing working together to provide more adult education opportunities for the local community”. Cathy Taylor, Centre Manager – Cambridge Children’s Centre “Working with Hugh Baird in the Community has been a pleasure, the tutors are flexible, understanding and very helpful. Thanks for being so professional.” Adele Scotton, Deputy Centre Manager – Fountains Children Centre “For many years we have worked closely with Hugh Baird College and our partnership goes from strength to strength. Most recently our families undertook first aid training which was partly funded by Hugh Baird College. The course received very positive feedback from those who attended. The children in the nursery thoroughly enjoyed a special visit from Hugh Baird College where they shared stories and activities and produced a wonderful memory book for the children to treasure. Staff at Hugh Baird College are always responsive to our needs and provide a wealth of learning opportunities within the centre”. Karen Cox, Centre Manager – Springwell Park Children’s Centre “We have worked in partnership with Hugh Baird College for 12 years now. The College has provided a valuable service to our community and constantly offered assistance to groups such as ourselves by providing us with courses in IT, creative writing, floral design and many more. These courses have had a definite impact on our community in helping to promote independence and alleviate social isolation and loneliness. We hope to continue this working partnership and develop our relationship further over the next coming years”. Geraldine Mason, Centre Manager – Porchfield Community Centre “I have worked with Hugh Baird College on a number of occasions and have always found all of the staff to be extremely supportive and helpful. The staff are approachable and have a clear understanding of the issues that people in our community face. Working with Hugh Baird College is always a pleasure”. Jean Hodgkinson, Parent to Parent Training Co-ordinator - Venus

To speak to the Community Liaison Team at Hugh Baird College Telephone: 0151 353 4572 email: owen.jones@hughbaird.ac.uk www.hughbaird.ac.uk Hugh Baird College, Balliol Road, Bootle, L20 7EW

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Centre Comments “We have worked closely with Hugh Baird College over many years. They have always been supportive and play a key role in community projects. Most recently they have supported us with our over 50s projects, this has enabled us to increase the confidence and well-being of participants. The benefits to the organisation are that we have been able to diversify the work that we do in the community”. John Oldland, Centre Manager – Seaforth Information Network Group “Working in partnership with Hugh Baird College running short courses at Linacre Mission Neighbourhood Centre has had a positive effect on people living in our community and surrounding areas. Learners have benefited from learning many new skills in a more informal setting. For some individuals, the courses have aided their voluntary work”. Joan Cummings, Volunteer Centre Co-ordinator – Linacre Mission Neighbourhood Centre “Sefton Carers Centre has worked closely with Hugh Baird College in a very positive and productive partnership to deliver a range of engaging and inclusive learning opportunities. The sessions provided by Hugh Baird College have helped carers manage the impact that caring has on their lives. Carers attending these sessions stated that having access to these opportunities has helped promote their health and well-being. Also, for a lot of our unpaid carers, it provides an opportunity to engage in a leisure and social activity which is very important for their overall health as social isolation can be very damaging in the long term”. Peter Blundell, Training Officer – Sefton Carers Centre “Our partnership with Hugh Baird College has had a huge and positive impact on the opportunities the centre has been able to offer parents and families. We share the same goals and aims at getting people involved in education and learning so that they can progress on a pathway to training, employment and economic well-being. Thanks to the financial and practical support we receive from Hugh Baird College, we can offer confidence building and employability courses, which give learners a voice in their community and the skills needed to make decisions and problem solve. Community learning is often the first time our families have completed and achieved. Our partnership means that we can really celebrate their achievements and build upon this by offering progression courses and support to take steps into College and qualifications”. Debbie Santangeli, Family Support Worker – Netherton Children’s Centre “With the support from Hugh Baird College, our Centre has been able to support parents to prepare their children for early education, nurture those vital early maternal relationships and ensure our families are physically and emotionally strong for their incredible parental journey ahead”. Kelly Heron, Centre Manager – Hudson Children’s Centre

To speak to the Community Liaison Team at Hugh Baird College Telephone: 0151 353 4572 email: owen.jones@hughbaird.ac.uk www.hughbaird.ac.uk Hugh Baird College, Balliol Road, Bootle, L20 7EW

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Commissioned Courses Christmas Crafts – Cambridge Children’s Centre A four week course aimed at 12 parents/carers of children aged under 5 years living in the Bootle area. Creative/balance work using arts and crafts to improve emotional health and well-being in the run up to Christmas. “I found every element of this course enjoyable and informative. The course leader was great, very helpful and made the course very enjoyable”. Steven, Community Learner on Christmas Crafts

Work Education Ready Programme – Cambridge Children’s Centre A six session course aimed at eight parents who are/ have experienced barriers to entering education or employment. Teaching objectives included: Introducing parents to professional communication skills; how and where to search for relevant job opportunities; supporting parents to be confident in completing application forms/CVs and preparing parents for job interview situations. “An excellent course and I would recommend it to friends. This has given me the confidence to apply for a Teaching Assistant role”. Michelle, Community Learner on Work Education Ready “It was great to meet new people and share resources of our own to help each other. The tutor was very informed and a massive help to give us the extra confidence we needed”. Angela, Community Learner on Work Education Ready “This course has increased the confidence and direction of customers. Two learners gained employment and some learners have also applied for places at university, volunteering and jobs. I don’t think they would have done this without this course”. Cathy Taylor, Centre Manager – Cambridge Children’s Centre

CONTACT US To speak to the Community Liaison Team at Hugh Baird College Telephone: 0151 353 4572 email: owen.jones@hughbaird.ac.uk www.hughbaird.ac.uk Hugh Baird College, Balliol Road, Bootle, L20 7EW

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First Aid for Families – Cambridge Children’s Centre Paediatric first aid advice for parents/carers of children aged under 5 years living in the Bootle area. Course content included: treatment for childhood diseases, head injuries, CPR, allergic reactions, burns, scalds and CPR.

First Aid – Christchurch C of E Primary School Providing basic first aid to parents of children attending the school and parents attending the under 3’s parent and toddler play group. Parents felt that this training would help them feel more confident in their abilities and that they could also potentially help to save a life.

Brilliant Boys – Hudson Children’s Centre A four week parent and child early education masterclass which focuses on parental knowledge around understanding and improving boys literacy. Creative boy focused activities are introduced to support parents to engage boys in developing their gross motor skills. “I really enjoyed helping my little boy participate in this course. The materials were great and it made a difference to be able to take a sample home”. Jenny, Community Learner on Brilliant Boys

Bumps to Babes – Hudson Children’s Centre A five week physical and emotional well-being course supporting women to be better able to manage their post birth fitness and enhance their positive emotional wellbeing. “I think the course is fantastic, such a good idea to be able to bring the baby to classes and involve the baby while exercising”. Joanne, Community Learner on Bumps to Babes

CONTACT US To speak to the Community Liaison Team at Hugh Baird College Telephone: 0151 353 4572 email: owen.jones@hughbaird.ac.uk www.hughbaird.ac.uk Hugh Baird College, Balliol Road, Bootle, L20 7EW

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Chatterbox – Hudson Children’s Centreboxes This five week parent and child learning programme primarily supports parents as educators in the recognition that they are the first and foremost educator in their child’s lives. The programme focuses on literacy, numeracy, speech and language and the development of the children’s fine and gross motor skills which supports their age related development and their school readiness. “This was an excellent course, it gave me loads of ideas to do at home and my son enjoyed the great variety of activities every week”. Danielle, Community Learner on Chatterbox “Really helpful practical advice that I can use at home and share with family members. Super teacher, enthusiasm was infectious. We both really enjoyed the course”. Sarah, Community Learner on Chatterbox

Paediatric First Aid – Hudson Children’s Centre Providing paediatric first aid skills which primarily supports parents to keep children safe and reduce unintentional hospital admissions. Syllabus includes baby primary survey, baby recovery position, baby CPR, baby shock, monitoring your baby, baby meningitis, baby chocking, febrile convulsion, croup, cuts and grazes, head injuries and severe bleeding.

Shine – Hudson Children’s Centre The project offers a five week support programme which focuses on parent’s emotional well-being in order to facilitate good mental health and promote positive parenting outcomes for their children. “I found this course a positive and uplifting experience. It really has made me feel better in myself”. Leanne, Community Learner on Shine “I thoroughly enjoyed the Shine course and it significantly helped with my anxiety levels”. Joanne – Community Learner on Shine

CONTACT US To speak to the Community Liaison Team at Hugh Baird College Telephone: 0151 353 4572 email: owen.jones@hughbaird.ac.uk www.hughbaird.ac.uk Hugh Baird College, Balliol Road, Bootle, L20 7EW

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Begin an Art Journal – Linacre Neighbourhood Centre A project designed to raise awareness of observational skills in our community, using a wide variety of materials including collage and recycling and exploring artists past and present, architecture and local history. The course allows learners to experiment in areas such as painting, drawing and photography. “This was a very enjoyable course and a wonderful opportunity to try something new”. Lydia, Community Learner on Begin an Art Journal “All students who completed the course enjoyed the fellowship and learning in a small group”. Joan Cumming, Volunteer Centre Manager – Linacre Mission Neighbourhood Centre

Beginners Patchwork – Linacre Neighbourhood Centre The aim of this course is designed to give students the basic theory behind patchwork and to produce a patchwork cushion. Participants will learn the history of patchwork, how to measure and cut different materials using a rotary cutter, how to piece and sew different materials together using different stitches and feet on a sewing machine. “The tutor gave excellent advice which gave me the confidence to use tools efficiently. I am very pleased with the articles I made”. Doreen, Community Learner on Beginners Patchwork

Machine Sewing for Beginners – Linacre Neighbourhood Centre A course designed for those who have not previously used a sewing machine. Students will learn basic sewing techniques, using a sewing machine and tools correctly and effectively. How to measure the body accurately, choose an appropriate pattern and materials and to cut the pattern economically. “I really enjoyed the course and learnt a lot. The tutor really helped to make sense of patterns and instructions”. Alan, Community Learner on Machine Sewing for Beginners

CONTACT US To speak to the Community Liaison Team at Hugh Baird College Telephone: 0151 353 4572 email: owen.jones@hughbaird.ac.uk www.hughbaird.ac.uk Hugh Baird College, Balliol Road, Bootle, L20 7EW

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Meals on a Budget – Linacre Neighbourhood Centre An eight week project where students learn to cook a different healthy balanced meal each week, taking into account the cost and nutritional value of each meal. The course covers basic hygiene skills, food preparation and cooking skills in a safe way. “This course has been wonderful for me. Due to financial difficulties I am struggling and I have learnt how to cook gorgeous healthy nutritional meals for pennies. The tutor was wonderful and explained everything, providing tips and extra information. It also has helped me emotionally and helped me to leave the house and attend, I absolutely loved this course”. Marie, Community Learner on Meals on a Budget

Self Esteem – Merseyspring CIC This course is an informal learning opportunity for people who have low or not enough self- esteem to participate effectively in mainstream activities.

Self Esteem Progression (Confidence Building & Assertiveness) – MerseySpring CIC This progression project aims to develop personal confidence, self-awareness and employability skills using various formal and informal teaching methods to suit all learning styles. “This course should be compulsory for everyone as it’s so beneficial to positively valuing self and others whilst improving communication skills”. Stephen, Community Learner on Self Esteem and Self Esteem Progression “Learners gained a lot from both of the Self Esteem courses, 3 learners are looking to progress onto courses at Hugh Baird. Every learner improved their confidence and self-esteem and now feel more confident”.

Positive Parents – Netherton Children’s Centre An evidence based programme for parents who are experiencing stress within the family and feel unable to cope with their child’s challenging behaviour. Parents self-refer onto this programme for ideas and advice about all aspects of parenting, health and education.

To speak to the Community Liaison Team at Hugh Baird College Telephone: 0151 353 4572 email: owen.jones@hughbaird.ac.uk www.hughbaird.ac.uk Hugh Baird College, Balliol Road, Bootle, L20 7EW

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Healthy Cooking & Food Safety – Netherton Children’s Centre A three week course focusing on healthy eating, food hygiene and nutrition awareness. This learning will benefit families in the home, for school lunches and lunch in the work place. “Centre users have been able to learn how to cook on a budget, nutritional advice and menu planning. This will impact positively on their family life, health and well-being. Learners reported enjoying not having to travel far from home and benefitted from the resources and ‘take home’ meals”. Julie Finch, Centre Manager – Netherton Children’s Centre

Mellow Bumps – Netherton Children’s Centre A six week project targeting pregnant women of 20 weeks plus gestation who are experiencing low mood, low self-esteem, anxiety and social isolation. The session is a therapeutic personal group exploring parents own needs and improving their well-being. Good mental health and improved self-esteem leads to the skills parents need to access further education and employment. “For most this was their first experience of learning since school and they really benefitted from the relaxed atmosphere community learning offers. They enjoyed the talk from Debbie about future learning and courses available and all reported feeling motivated and ready to learn”. Julie Finch, Centre Manager – Netherton Children’s Centre

Positive Parents – Netherton Children’s Centre An evidence based programme for parents who are experiencing stress within the family and feel unable to cope with their child’s challenging behaviour. Parents self-refer onto this programme for ideas and advice about all aspects of parenting, health and education.

Think Differently, Cope Differently – Netherton Children’s Centre A five week course focusing on physical and emotional wellbeing, self-esteem and self-motivation. “Brilliant course! Really helped me to learn strategies to cope better”. Andrea, Community Learner on Think Differently, Cope Differently

To speak to the Community Liaison Team at Hugh Baird College Telephone: 0151 353 4572 email: owen.jones@hughbaird.ac.uk www.hughbaird.ac.uk Hugh Baird College, Balliol Road, Bootle, L20 7EW

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Sew it Up – Regenerus This 30 hour course takes learners through the basics of how to use a machine to making garments for themselves or family. Learners will demonstrate skills such as sewing straight and curved seams, inserting zips, using a variety of pocket techniques, making buttonholes and other sewing techniques. “This has been a lovely course and I have enjoyed it very much. The teacher was excellent, lots of patience and good humour. Thank you”. Margaret, Community Learner on Sew it Up

Chat & Craft – Seaforth Information Network Group The project offers a friendly, warm and welcoming environment where people can have an enjoyable seasonal craft experience, whilst meeting new people from the area. This project focuses on social inclusion and helps combat isolation. “I found the course very satisfying and I managed to make things I never thought I would be able to do. I would definitely try any community course especially with Hugh Baird College”. Michael, Community Learner on Chat & Craft

Crafty Beggars – Seaforth Information Network Group A project offering a range of craft activities which give the clients an opportunity to learn new skills. This project focuses on social inclusion and helps combat isolation.

First Aid – Springwell Park Children’s Centre Basic first aid training for parents who reside within the reach area of the Children’s Centre. Course includes dealing with shock, bleeding, electric shock, penetration wounds, burns and scalds, choking, suspected fractures, head injuries, poisoning, foreign bodies, extreme heat and cold, bites and stings, meningitis, anaphylactic shock, caring for children who suddenly become unwell and the appropriate contents of a first aid box. “Great delivery of course, very relaxed and made to feel comfortable. The course was well explained and informative and we were encouraged to ask questions”. Liz, Community Learner on First Aid “This service has enabled parents to gain more knowledge and confidence in emergency paediatric first aid, and will allow them to keep their children safe. This course will also reduce the need for parents to attend doctors and A&E departments”. Eamon O’Donnell, Centre Manager – Springwell Park Children’s Centre

To speak to the Community Liaison Team at Hugh Baird College Telephone: 0151 353 4572 email: owen.jones@hughbaird.ac.uk www.hughbaird.ac.uk Hugh Baird College, Balliol Road, Bootle, L20 7EW

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A New You – St Robert Bellarmine Catholic Primary School A well-being course for parents covering healthy eating and exercise plans with recipes and knowledge regarding foods and their benefits to weight loss and overall health. It also includes positive mind set tools such as meditation and visualisation techniques. “I found the course very interesting and it has improved my health”. Jenny, Community Learner on A New You “Parents have gained knowledge on nutrition, exercise and relaxation. The location of the course was really beneficial to them as they are unable to access other centres as they do not drive. As a school we have been able to engage parents/grandparents who would not normally use facilities offered at the school. It has been great working with Hugh Baird, communication has been excellent”. Jayne Austin, Parent Support Advisor – St Robert Bellarmine Catholic Primary School

SHE – Venus Resource Centre This is a life skills course that aims to promote safety and health, with an aim to empower women to become more confident in their everyday lives. Covering topics such as money management, cooking, first aid, routines in the home, personal hygiene, healthy relationships and health and well-being.

Volunteer Training – Venus Resource Centre A project to train volunteers to a high standard to undertake all aspects of work within Venus. This includes the day-to-day running of the centre, admin duties, drop-in activities and also outreach support work

Home Sweet Home – Waterloo Children’s Centre The aim of this course is to look into the subject of safety in the home and discuss ways of improving safety and thus help to reduce accidents and ill health. Course content includes fire safety, electrical safety, stairs, slips, trips and falls, ladder safety, toy safety, scalds, poisoning, suffocating and choking, drowning, moving and handling of children and other loads.

Paediatric First Aid for Parents – Waterloo Children’s Centre A three hour session covering the most important aspects of first aid for babies and children, raising awareness of what to do in an emergency. Demonstration of the recovery position, dealing with bleeding (internal and external) in babies and young children, practising the use of bandages, dealing with poisoning, recognition and response to meningitis and recognising and responding to the emergency needs of children. “The course was very informative, I can now use the skills I have learnt and put them into practice”. Jenny, Community Learner on Paediatric First Aid for Parents To speak to the Community Liaison Team at Hugh Baird College Telephone: 0151 353 4572 email: owen.jones@hughbaird.ac.uk www.hughbaird.ac.uk Hugh Baird College, Balliol Road, Bootle, L20 7EW

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Level 2 & 3 Student Community Task Group During this academic year many centres and their community members have benefitted through 107 Hugh Baird College Level 2/3 students providing a range of their skills. The work undertaken has complimented the units required for students to achieve their qualifications and gain valuable life / work skills. Activities included:

Anti-Bullying Play – Blessed Sacrament Catholic Primary School In conjunction with Anti-Bullying week 7 Hugh Baird College Creating Performance students Kevin Cubbin, John-Paul Cubbin, Phillippa Ann Goodwin, Chloe Robinson, Scott Swift, Courtney Walton and Chelsea Williams delivered a performance which they had designed tackling the issue of bullying. “Anti-bullying week is of utmost importance in a primary school, a very sensitive subject that needs a very careful approach. The performances were outstanding and reached the children in a positive way, very emotive. Very professional, yet child friendly it was perfectly pitched to match the children’s needs. The students were very approachable and mixed well with staff and pupils. The children all thoroughly enjoyed the performances and all staff found them age appropriate and were very impressed with the question and answer session at the end. The children saw how you can have a positive outcome”. Anne McKenna, Parent Mentor – Blessed Sacrament Catholic Primary School

Older Persons Information Day – St Leonards Community Centre 2 Hugh Baird College Beauty Therapy students Amy Hurrell and Katie Braniff provided manicures at this event. “We had a great turn out on the day providing information, food and entertainment. The students offered something different and allowed people to sit in a quieter space and be pampered. Amy and Katie were exceptionally diligent and friendly, they never stopped from the start of the session until the end. We would welcome them back anytime, a credit to Hugh Baird College and their tutors”. Debbie Shelley, Centre Manager – St Leonards Community Centre

CONTACT US To speak to the Community Liaison Team at Hugh Baird College Telephone: 0151 353 4572 email: owen.jones@hughbaird.ac.uk www.hughbaird.ac.uk Hugh Baird College, Balliol Road, Bootle, L20 7EW

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Christmas Lunch – Blessed Sacrament Catholic Primary School 17 children aged 4-7 years and staff from the school came into the College canteen for Christmas Lunch. Elisha McNally, Amber Shipley, Sophie Burton, Megan Tams and Abbey Rivers who are 14-16 students provided waiting on service to the children and staff. They also decorated the area and tables to ensure there was a festive atmosphere. After lunch the children all sang Christmas songs to say thanks. “Wow! What an experience. Thank you all so very much”. Kelly Moran, Learning Mentor - Blessed Sacrament Catholic Primary School “The staff at your college are truly wonderful and the welcome we received was heart-warming. The kindness and patience shown by all was fantastic, then the food and the way those lovely students served us was outstanding! All of us had a super time, the children were all blown away by the whole thing. The children had an amazing experience, one they will treasure for a long time to come. Once again, Thank You for arranging our visit, we very much look forward to strengthening our links with your College and continuing to enrich the lives of our children.” Ann McKenna, Learning Mentor - Blessed Sacrament Catholic Primary School

The Healthy Market Event – St Nicholas CE Primary School 3 Hair & Beauty students provided hand massages and manicures at an event that showcased healthy living.

Breckside Park Residential Home Sarah Webb, Activities Co-ordinator at the home asked if students could provide a performance for residents. Kamila Ambroziak, Charlotte Bishop, Jasmine Britton, Emily Buda, Jessica Delahunty, Anita Gillon, Hollie Phi, Ellie Shaw and Paige Woods all 14-16 students gave a Medley of Abba songs which were greatly received.

CONTACT US To speak to the Community Liaison Team at Hugh Baird College Telephone: 0151 353 4572 email: owen.jones@hughbaird.ac.uk www.hughbaird.ac.uk Hugh Baird College, Balliol Road, Bootle, L20 7EW

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Positive Role Models Performance Blessed Sacrament Catholic Primary School Kamila Ambroziak, Charlotte Bishop, Jasmine Britton, Emily Buda, Jessica Delahunty, Anita Gillon, Hollie Pih, Ellie Shaw and Paige Woods all HBC 14-16 students gave a performance about being positive role models. “This performance gave children the opportunity to experience a performance and gain a greater understanding of friendship. All of the students were very talented and appeared to enjoy performing to our audience. We look forward to seeing you again soon”. Kelly Moran & Ann McKenna, Learning Mentors – Blessed Sacrament Catholic Primary School

St Leonards Youth & Community Centre Hair and Beauty students delivered a pamper session for the Chair Based Exercise group at the centre. “The Girls were really nice, friendly and got on very well with our users. They were very patient and organised, professional in what they were delivering and would be welcome back at any time. They actually got a round of applause”. Bob Campbell, POPPIES Co-ordinator, St Leonards Youth & Community Centre

St Phillips Primary School Removing wooden planters and replacing with brick built planters. “The planters make the playground much nicer for pupils, staff and visitors. The students were discrete and well behaved and Martin ensured everything ran smoothly and arranged for all supplies to be delivered”. Pat Bostock, Pastoral Mentor – St Philips CofE Primary School

Another Brick in the Wall L8 Project For full details of this project visit: http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/in-your-area/college-students-work-iconicproject-13148963

To speak to the Community Liaison Team at Hugh Baird College Telephone: 0151 353 4572 email: owen.jones@hughbaird.ac.uk www.hughbaird.ac.uk Hugh Baird College, Balliol Road, Bootle, L20 7EW

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Litherland Youth & Community Centre Zak King and Yasid Issa Site Carpentry students made the planters in the Hugh Baird College workshop and erected them on site at Litherland Youth & Community Centre. “On behalf of Litherland Youth and Community Centre, can I say a big thank you to Owen Jones and Martyn Pearson for visiting us at LYCC and firstly advising us on our Community Garden and then arranging for students to build 4 giant flower planters at the College. We would also like to thank Bill Wormald and 2 of his young apprentices Zak King and Yasid Issa for putting the planters together on site at LYCC. Both the lads and Bill got on with the work without any fuss, did a great job and tidied up. We hope this is the first of many projects we can both support each other with, and thank you once again”. Kenny O’Brien, Centre Manager – Litherland Youth & Community Centre

Information & Awareness Sessions

The Community Development Team is essential in terms of maintaining, developing and creating links with the community in order to meet strategic objectives, government initiatives and community based needs. They deliver this by arranging a variety of community based / workplace meetings, promotional events, gaining learner / centre evaluations and liaison with colleagues across College. Also learners from all centres are encouraged to visit the College where they will be shown areas of interest and introduced to the Retention and Progression team for advice.

Learning Roadshow – Yew Tree & Knotty Ash Children’s Centre The Children’s Centre had provided a breakfast learning roadshow for users to access information on various education and training opportunities.

Information Morning – Dingle Children’s Centre The Children’s Centre had provided a breakfast learning roadshow for users to access information on various education and training opportunities.

Sefton Big Choices Event Over 200 jobseekers attended this event where 30 partner organisations provided a stand and showcased their services to engage those looking for education, training or employment advice. Following on from this event Hugh Baird College Community Team now delivers Pre-Employment short taster courses to lone parents and carers who are referred by Jobcentre Plus.

CONTACT US

To speak to the Community Liaison Team at Hugh Baird College Telephone: 0151 353 4572 email: owen.jones@hughbaird.ac.uk www.hughbaird.ac.uk Hugh Baird College, Balliol Road, Bootle, L20 7EW

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Sefton 4 Good Event This event was a great opportunity to come together with other community leaders to discover tools for Asset Based Community Development. Speakers included Cormac Russell, International Champion of Community Action. Thoughts and ideas for action were shared through a range of activities to help make a difference through volunteering etc.

Women Against Domestic Abuse Cup 2017 – The Pitz, Anfield Various organisations attended the event to raise the profile of services available in the local area. “On behalf of all at Liv Homeless FC and Jess lomax I would like to thank you all for your support at this years Women against Domestic Abuse Cup. Without the support of everyone meeting in the run up as we know everyone has a busy workload, the advice of agencies and on the day, the event would not have happened. There was 14 teams there with 97 women and 53 of them women were from a hostel or social inclusion background, as some women turned up on the day from various agencies but did not play. Once again I thank you for everyone’s involvement in this event”. Stephen Barton, Liverpool Homeless Football Club

Also during the Summer Community Development Workers have been attending and providing Awareness Raising Sessions within the local community and at local Children’s Centres. Feedback has been very positive and has provided the team with the information on how to support our community for the next academic year.

To speak to the Community Liaison Team at Hugh Baird College Telephone: 0151 353 4572 email: owen.jones@hughbaird.ac.uk www.hughbaird.ac.uk Hugh Baird College, Balliol Road, Bootle, L20 7EW

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Further Information & Awareness Sessions MerseySpring CIC – Visit to College 5 learners who had attended the Self Esteem and Confidence & Self Awareness courses visited the Balliol and PAL buildings and spoke to Kelly Shannon regarding progression. 2 learners who attended these courses went on to become volunteers within support services. “Feedback from the 8 learners was that they really enjoyed attending and personally felt like they had developed a good level of awareness”. Stuart Ingham, Managing Director – MerseySpring CIC

First Aid Learners now Welfare Workers at Christchurch School 10 learners attended a Hugh Baird College community funded first aid course at the school. The qualification subsequently helped 3 of these learners gain employment at the school as Welfare Assistants.

Community Learner Award Chelsea Gates received the Hugh Baird College Community Learner of the Year award. Chelsea completed Hugh Baird College’s five week floristry taster course held at Springwell Park Children’s Centre. She enjoyed it so much that she signed up for a further ten week course at the College itself. Her commitment to the course was outstanding with 100% attendance. Her confidence and friendly nature shone and she was always enthusiastic and willing to help others in the group. She is aiming to complete a floristry qualification and plans to enrol on the Level 2 programme in the future. Chelsea stated that attending courses at the centre and College has given her the confidence to also volunteer.

Learner from Netherton Children’s Centre Achieved Nicola Ryan attended various Hugh Baird College community funded courses at Netherton Children’s Centre including Maths and Pre-Employment. This subsequently led to Nicola volunteering at the Centre which resulted in her receiving a Certificate of Appreciation from Sefton Council during national volunteer week.

Volunteer Award

To speak to the Community Liaison Team at Hugh Baird College Telephone: 0151 353 4572 email: owen.jones@hughbaird.ac.uk www.hughbaird.ac.uk Hugh Baird College, Balliol Road, Bootle, L20 7EW

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Programmes have been delivered through PCDL / Community Task Group to the following centres: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Blessed Sacrament Catholic Primary School Breckside Park Residential Home Cambridge Children’s Centre Christ Church CofE Primary School Christchurch Youth & Community Centre DWP Fountains Children’s Centre Great Crosby Catholic Primary School Hudson Children’s Centre Lifeline Linacre Mission Neighbourhood Centre MerseySpring CiC Netherton Children’s Centre Orrell Park Community Centre Orrell Lodge Porchfield Regenerus Rice Lane City Farm Sefton Carers Seaforth Information Network Group Springwell Park Children’s Centre Sovini Group St Johns Catholic Primary School St Leonards Youth & Community Centre St Nicholas CofE Primary School St Phillips CofE Primary School St Robert Bellarmine Catholic Primary School The Life Rooms Thornton Children’s Centre VENUS Resource Centre Waterloo Children’s Centre

CONTACT US To speak to the Community Liaison Team at Hugh Baird College Telephone: 0151 353 4572 email: owen.jones@hughbaird.ac.uk www.hughbaird.ac.uk Hugh Baird College, Balliol Road, Bootle, L20 7EW

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Can we help your organisation? Hugh Baird College will be continuing to work closely with the community in 2017/18 and is currently looking at how to expand within the wider community and provide new innovative courses. Along with the courses currently requested from the community we are looking to build upon the curriculum. If you have any ideas for future initiatives which would benefit your client groups or require any further information please contact below:

Owen Jones - Community Manager E: owen.jones@hughbaird.ac.uk

T: 0151 353 4572

M: 07717 454 174

Liz Egerton – Community Development Worker liz.egerton@hughbaird.ac.uk

T: 0151 353 4457

M: 07717 453 565

Deborah White – Community Development Worker deborah.white@hughbaird.ac.uk

T: 0151 353 4576

M: 07717 453 286

Bernadette McConnell – Community Clerical Assistant bernadette.mcconnell@hughbaird.ac.uk

T: 0151 353 4610

CONTACT US To speak to the Community Liaison Team at Hugh Baird College Telephone: 0151 353 4572 email: owen.jones@hughbaird.ac.uk www.hughbaird.ac.uk Hugh Baird College, Balliol Road, Bootle, L20 7EW

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Community Report 2016/17  
Community Report 2016/17  
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