Due to the current weather forecasts and situations some classes are having to be cancelled.
If the school where you study with us is closed, Please presume the classes are cancelled.
Any exams on the 1st March 2018 at Appleton House are still going ahead at this time.
If you are unsure at any point please contact us to confirm. You can check school closures via the link below;
Please stay warm and safe.
An event to help people stay safe online is taking place in Manningham on Tuesday, 6 February. The aim is to educate people about online safety and help people avoid cyber-crime including phishing, vishing and hacks.
The event is aimed at members of the community and CDWs (community development workers) but everyone is welcome.
The event has been developed as part of a new ‘Digital and Financial Inclusion’ project in a partnership between:
• Bradford District Credit Union
• Bradford Council
• Barclays Bank Manningham Branch
• Carers Resource
• Carlisle Business centre
The event aims to help people stay safe online and give people information about applying for benefits online.
Please pass this info around your networks and community projects. Places are limited.
Registration is essential.
Those with internet access can register on Eventbrite: Safer Internet Day (Bradford) 2018.
People without internet access can fill in a registration form at any of the following places:
• Credit Union in Bradford City Hall,
• Barclays Manningham Branch
• Carlisle Business Centre
• Keighley Town Hall
Any questions or queries, please email email@example.com.
On Monday 4th December Sarah Odor, Manager at Skills for Work, received the phone call to state OFSTED would be completing a short notice Inspection. A great opportunity to showcase our professionalism and expertise in education. On Wednesday, the Inspection began. The inspection team visited our community learning sessions, interviewed learners, apprentices, employers and examined various documents to verify their findings. We are proud to announce we have maintained our status as a GOOD provider.
Sarah Odor stated “The Inspectors findings reinforced the high quality of provision that my team in Skills for Work model to the highest standards and the positive impact it has on peoples lives within the Bradford District. Well done team.”
Uma Rana was observed during the Inspection and received exemplary feedback about her delivery. She shares her thoughts, “The feedback I received from the Inspector was very positive and reinforced the work that we do. Collectively I feel very proud to be part of a team and the great comradery shown during this time.”
The Inspection team praised the Apprenticeship programmes for not only their hard work but additionally, the skills and qualities they model to the wide variety of apprentices which can then be utilised in their working environment.
However, this was a great team effort so Thank you to all the staff at Family Learning and Adult Skills Service for their hard work over the past year in particular this last week. It has taken a lot of hard work and determination but we did it. A big thank you to all our learners who have provided us with great feedback throughout the year. Family Learning and Adult Skills Service now strive to achieve an Outstanding grade.
Rohingya Crisis fundraising event
A group of parents from Holycroft Primary School, Keighley, got together and raised over £600 in less than 20 minutes for the Rohingya Muslim Crisis Appeal.
The parents held a sale of home-cooked food, an idea they decided on when they were discussing the crisis in Burma and Bangladesh and what they could do to help.
Amongst the group were parents who are active members of the Holycroft Parents Friends Association (HPFA) who are constantly holding events to raise money for the school and other local charities.
Rana Begum, spokesperson for the group, said: “We are very proud because this is the first charity fundraising event we’ve done on our own. We are very grateful that the school allowed us to hold the event on the premises and it was amazing to see how the community came together and supported our efforts.”
Around 20 parents contributed food and helped to sell it. Treats on sale include samosas, rice, pakoras, kebabs, chana chaat (chickpea salad), cakes, buns, sweets and doughnuts. Most of it was sold within 20 minutes of the sale starting.
The parents received a special certificate from the Ummah Welfare Trust in recognition of raising a total of £632.30.
Mrs Begum said: “We’d like to thank everybody who donated money and food and also helped out.”
What is the Freedom Programme and who is
The Bradford Early Help Freedom Programme is for any woman with children, who has experienced or is affected by domestic abuse, including same sex relationships.
The Freedom Programme runs for 2 hours each week for 12 weeks.
The Freedom programme provides a safe and supportive environment. You do not have to speak about your experiences if you don’t want to and you can do the course at your own pace.
The aims of the Freedom programme are to:
- Help women to identify abusive behaviours and beliefs held by abusive and controlling partners.
- Help women to gain confidence and improve the quality of their lives.
- Explore how domestic abuse affects children.
- Make new friends and meet other people in the same situation.
- Help women to recognise both abusive and healthy behaviours in future relationships.
Where is the Freedom Programme Held?
The Bradford Early Help Freedom Programme is for women with children and is available in several locations across the Bradford district – see overleaf.
Prior to attending, women should contact the person named on this leaflet to find out the exact location of the programme.
How Do I Book?
Choose the best location and then contact the named person overleaf to request a place and find out the exact location of the group.
Starting: January 2018
Times: Tuesday 10 am – 12
Contact: Carol Thackray
Bradford central, BD1
Starting: January 2018
Times: Tuesday 12 – 2pm
Contact: Amy Barker
Starting: March 2018
Contact: Elaine Woodley
Keighley, BD21 – where there is also substance use involved
Starting: March 2018
Contact: Ella Isherwood
Starting: 8th January 2018
Times: Monday 1pm – 3pm
Contact: Ella Isherwood
Starting: January 2018
Times: Tuesday 1pm – 3pm
Contact: Chris Holmes
Starting: January 18th 2018
Times: Thursday 10am – 11:30
Your child’s online safety education this term
This term your child’s class will be studying a unit of work based on using new online technology safely, developing skills in resilience, self-esteem and positive attention seeking behaviour. It has been produced by the National Crime Agency’s child protection education programme Thinkuknow.
About Live Streaming
In particular the Thinkuknow educational activities introduce scenario’s and reflection about ‘Live Streaming’. Live streaming is the broadcasting of real-time, live video to an audience over the internet. All you need to be abl e to live stream is an internet enabled device, like a smart phone or tablet with a camera, and an app that has a ‘Live’ function, such as Instagram Live or Musica.ly.
To help support children to enjoy live streaming safely, if they are currently doing it, or for those that may be introduced to it when they start secondary school, these educational activities focus on building children’s skills to know who to trust online and how to get affirmation in positive ways at home and school. These skills are important for navigating both the online and offline world.
How you can get involved
- Schedule planned attention: One on one time, doing something together that is largely child-directed.
- Give personal and positive feedback to child: focus on praising good behaviours more than focussing attention on minor bad behaviours. Specific praise to be emphasised and inclusion of emotions: i.e. ‘You are being such as kind sister sharing the toys with your brother. You are playing with him so gently. I’m sure he feels very happy to be playing with you!’ Practicing this daily can demonstrates to a child what they are specifically doing well so that they know what behaviour to show again.
- Try and see the learning in mistakes
- Be involved in your child’s internet use: The best learning and the safest children are those who are able to share what they have been doing online with their parents.
- Be good to yourself: When children see us being critical of ourselves and our appearance or abilities that becomes normative for them to focus on the things they are doing wrong. It can help to notice when we are doing this and try and focus on the positives of our own lives and actions.
- Encouraging choice and consent from an early age: Children are socialised to do as they are told- especially when adults ask. Unfortunately adults can exploit this when chatting to children online. Giving a child a choice from an early age develops their autonomy and good decision making skills. For example not forcing a child to hug a relative etc. Give them the option to be polite in another way.