New Play Barn at Yarnton Nurseries
We were thrilled to be invited to road test the new soft play area at Yarnton Nurseries. A group of children from Years 2 to 6 had a fabulous time at this wonderful new local attraction. A huge thank you to all the staff at Yarnton Nurseries who could not have done more to make this a wonderful day for the children. The children gave the facilities an impressive 11/10 score. The play barn opens to the public in the next few days; visit https://www.yarntonhomegarden.co.uk for more information.
5th July 2017
Young Carers Bronze Award
We are delighted that the Batt School has received the Young Carers Bronze Award. This is recognition of all the hard work by Mrs Seaman to ensure that we know who our Young Carers are and that we can support them and sometimes just have fun. We think there are more Young Carers in school and the scheme is designed to help and support both the young carer and their family. If you think your child might qualify as a Young Carer or would simply like to learn more about the project, please contact Mrs Seaman.
25th April 2017
A group of Young Carers, from a variety of year groups, enjoyed a wonderful afternoon at the Blue Boar. The children enjoyed learning about nutrition, pizza dough and a mouth watering choice of toppings. The new wood-fire pizza oven at the Blue Boar reaches temperatures of 300 degrees and some of our group were brave enough to place their own pizza in the oven. The pizzas are cooked in four minutes.
All the children wore special chef hats and aprons and as well as trying their pizza they were able to bring the rest back to school in take away boxes.
Many thanks to Mr Ungaro, general manager of the Blue Boar, and all his staff for making us feel so welcome and giving our Young Carers a memorable afternoon.
If you would like to learn more about the Young Carers scheme and how it could help your child, please contact Mrs Seaman or Mr Peacey.
Young Carers Coffee Morning Tuesday 28th February 9 - 10 am
We have now signed up to the Young Carers Standard.
If you would like to learn more about this scheme and how it might help your child, please join us for an informal discussion and a cup of tea or coffee. We will be joined by Debbie from the charity Spurgeons who will be happy to answer any questions you may have. We will meet in the school hall.
To celebrate Young Carers Awareness Day we held a special assembly with the theme What do you want to be when you grow up? As a school we want every child to have the opportunity to achieve their ambitions. As a result, those children identified as young carers will be able to benefit from extra support in school and help with clubs and fun activities. This scheme is very much about supporting these children and helping their families. If you would like a confidential discussion about the scheme and the help available please contact Mrs Seaman.
As a school we are aware that some of our children may perform caring roles at home and that this may have an impact on their learning. A young person looking after a family member with an illness or disability may need extra support to help them achieve their full potential.
If you think your child qualifies as a young carer please contact the school, in the strictest confidence and learn more about the support available.
Mrs Seaman coordinates the Young Carers scheme in school and works closely with Spurgeons Young Carers. For further information please visit www.spurgeonsyc.org/oxfordshire/