Weather alerts

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;

https://bso.bradford.gov.uk/council/schools/schoolclosures.aspx

Please stay warm and safe.

Safer Internet Day – free community event

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 alice.bentley@bradford.gov.uk.

OFSTED declares us GOOD!

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.

Holycroft parents praised for charity work

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.”

The parents are now planning further charity events in 2018. The parents attend the Level 1 Functional Skills English with Ros Dawson, Tutor at Skills for Work. 

Art of Christmas

Learners have embraced the Christmas spirit and designed Christmas cards for their own children. During Christmas their children will be busy making cards for them so they decided to surprise them and make one for them.

A fun time was had by all!