Success for All
Jebun Nahar, receiving her Community Champion Award, at the Stadium of Light. Jebun's award was sponsored by The Big Lottery Fund, the event was organised by The Foundation of Light. The award rewards her continuing efforts in setting up and developing a Bengali Ladies Group who meet every Thursday in Valley Road School.
Families taking part in a programme with the Foundation of Light enjoying activities with their children.
Family Learning Graduation Ceremony held at the Stadium of Light on 12th December 2017, our children and parents had a fantastic afternoon at the celebration.
Peer Support Group
Our Peer Support Group visited the Journey to Justice exhibition at Sunderland Winter Gardens where the book our group have had published was on show to the public
Parent Anti-Bullying Ambassadors Community Links Award
Congratulations to the parents/carers involved in this group, they have been given this award for the second time. Each year the city's anti-bullying team has an event which celebrates the work carried out in Sunderland's schools around raising awareness of anti-bullying. The parents/carers of Valley Road have been presented with the 'making positive links with the community award' this is due to their work around the impact of bullying and the setting up of the Community Spirit group who fund raise for day trips during school holidays.
Student of the month
Congratulations to Jebun Nahar who has won a student of the month award with City of Sunderland College. Jebun was nominated for her improvement in maths and community work with Bengali ladies in Valley Road School.
Congratulations to the Community Spirit parent volunteers, a recent application to the Back on the Map Big Fourteen Grants has been successful. Parents have secured a grant of £850 to support with further day trips and other events to support local children and families.
Courses beginning January 2018
Triple P Parenting Programme
If you would like support around positive parenting, use of consistent boundaries and discipline, or would like to meet other parents/carers that may be stressed and struggling then please come along to this programme. Triple P will begin in January 2018, if you would like further information please contact Carolyn Trueman or Angela Hibbert on telephone number 5537750 or call into school.
SAFC Family Learning
The Foundation of Light will begin a Family Learning programme on Monday January 15th 2018 from 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. The programme consists of 10 sessions which will be held in the school training room. Parents/carers will enjoy one hour of activity exploring subjects such as budgeting and finance, mental health, maths and English. The second part of the session includes activity with your child. If the programme is completed successfully parent/carers will attend a graduation ceremony, receive football tickets and have a tour of the Stadium of Light. If you would like further information please speak to Carolyn Trueman or Angela Hibbert in school.
School hope to run an entry level maths course for parents/carers beginning January 2018. This is free to those who claim benefits. The aim of the course is to help parents/carers support their children as they learn. If you would like further information please speak to Carolyn Trueman or Angela Hibbert.
Bengali Women's group
This group continues to meet each Thursday morning from 9:15 - 11:30 a.m. in the school training room, the ladies are currently practising their sewing skills making dresses and other items of clothing. The photos below show them making bags and baking cookies. If you would like further information please speak to Jebun Nahar in school or telephone 0191 5537750
Community Spirit day trip to Preston Park and Adventure Valley
Mini Moo's day trip
Community Spirit parents/carers and children enjoyed a day trip to Mini Moo's farm, the children enjoyed activities such as soft play and tractor rides, they learnt about different animals and had the opportunity to feed them.
Community Spirit parents/carers continue to meet each Wednesday morning from 9:00-10:30 a.m. in the community kitchen, if you are interested in joining the group then please come along or if you would like further information please speak to Abbigail Higgins, Jebun Nahar, Dawn Johnson or Kimberly Buglass.
Jebun Nahar presented with her student of the month award from Debra de Muschamp