Extended Schools/Services is one of the main government initiatives to achieve the ‘Every Child Matters’ Agenda.
All schools will have to provide access to the ‘core offer’ for extended services by 2010.
The ‘core offer’ includes:
- access to childcare (primary schools),
- study support (primary & secondary),
- parenting support and community use of school facilities.
Two documents have been produced by the Training and Development Agency (TDA) in collaboration with National Governors’ Association (NGA), National Co-ordinators of Governor Services (NCOGs) and the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF)
Extended Services a Guide for Governors I (March 2006)
Extended Services - A Toolkit for Governors (May 2007)
More information on Extended Schools/Services can be found in the Remodelling / Extended Schools section of the TDA website.
Further information can also be found on the NGA website - don't forget you can use the search facility to find information about specific subjects.