We enjoy working in partnership with schools, businesses and charities.
CHARITY SUPPORT: This year, the school council voted to sponsor Spotlight, a local charity which provides support for vulnerable children and their families in Basingstoke. Previously, we donated money to Sebastian's Action Trust, which supports terminally ill children and their families. Every year, we choose somewhere local and choose to donate any money raised to them.
Additionally, this year, the Manor Field community (Manor Field Junior School, infant school and Starlings pre-school) came together to take part in a sponsored walk to raise money to buy a school defibrillator. Thank you to all those who came to walk with us - we are in the process now of buying our own school machine.
SCHOOL EVENTS: We are fortunate to work within a strong cluster of local schools. In total, nine schools form the CBEC cluster and meet regularly, helping to ensure more positive transition links for our older children. Events throughout the year bring the local community together, for example, the annual school council conference, which is attended by all schools in our cluster. The focus in January 2017 was about building aspirations. The children from the different schools came together to discuss their hopes and futures for the future.
PARENT SUPPORT: Parents can also be supported by local people, groups and organisations. We are fortunate to have the support of Kathy Gare, a parent support advisor, who works across the cluster. Kathy regularly attends our open days and is always keen to meet new parents. If you want any support from Kathy, contact the school office for her phone number.
CURRICULUM: Through our curriculum, we provide opportunities for the children to celebrate their local community and where they live. As part of this, we organise visits to Planet Ice, for example. We also bring in local people from our community to support our teaching and learning, e.g. the PCSOs (Police Community Safety Officers).
Click on the links below to find some additional information: