Core introductory Cafés for All training module – 1 day – understanding the Cafés for All concept, format and rationale, working with families to support learning, enriching literacy, action planning, evaluation and adaptation of the model.
This can be provided for individual settings/ children’s centres and schools and for clusters/alliances with a focus on a particular age range if required. (0-2, 3-5, 5-7,8-11 year olds)
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After the training, all our staff were inspired to organise a Café for their own and future class. Our parents really enjoyed the Cafés and this has helped us to build on a very positive home/school partnership”
Headteacher Suffolk- May 2016
After the training, all our staff were inspired to organise a Café for their own and future class. Our parents really enjoyed the Cafés and this has helped us to build on a very positive home/school partnership. The Cafes For All training was really inspiring. As a school we have been running cafes for a while now but were unaware until the training of what we could improve, particularly in engaging harder to reach parents and improving attendance at cafes. Within the first hour of the training day, we already had a long list of actions and useful tips to take back to school and implement straight away.
As a direct result of the training, we were able to pinpoint reasons as to why some learning cafes were not as well attended as we would like, and what we could do about this.The training day also will enable us to build on our successes and further develop the areas which are currently going well. By the end of the training, we already had the basis of a plan in order to engage parents more, and ultimately improve outcomes for our pupils.
The training was interesting and practical throughout; the trainer was extremely knowledgeable and had a huge range of experience on which to draw, and we came away with many new ideas to try at school. I would wholeheartedly recommend the training to any school considering setting up learning cafes or wishing to engage parents more, as well as schools who are currently running cafes but want to develop and build upon these.”
Deputy Headteacher. St Margarets C of E Primary, Hadleigh, Suffolk