Extended Services

Garforth Academy is part of the Garforth Extended Services Cluster programme that works in conjunction with other schools and academies.  Extended Services can provide support to:-

Access to specialist services

Wider community access to academy facilities

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Parenting support

Out of school activities

 

ACCESS TO SPECIALIST SERVICES

Our Extended Services staff include a number of Family Support Workers whose role is to offer practical help and advice to families in the area. The work has included:

Help with housing and benefit entitlement

Helping to access specialist services

Helping with difficulties within the home

Access to a nuturing programme and Talking Teens

Supporting students emotional wellbeing

In addition, the team works with Northpoint Wellbeing to provide a qualified counselling service in partnership with the academy pastoral staff.

The support team is enhanced by the work of two volunteer mentors who will see students referred by the pastoral team.

 To download a leaflet which provides more information on the Cluster and the Family Support team, please click the link at the bottom of the page.

WIDER COMMUNITY ACCESS TO ACADEMY FACILITIES

As an academy, we aim to make our facilities available to as many organisations as possible. We aim to keep our charges as low as possible for local groups working with young people.  Our charges have remained the same since 2014. Footballers, Garforth Rangers, Garforth Villa and sports including badminton, cricket, rugby, Zumba, cheerleading and trampolining are all currently using our sports halls and all weather pitches outside the academy day.  Our large hall, café area, lecture theatre (seats 30) is available for hire along with classrooms and other spaces.  Our mini bus fleet may also be hired by local groups with the appropriate insurance. Anyone wishing to enquire about using our facilities should download our policy, guidelines and prices below.

 

OUT OF SCHOOL ACTIVITIES

The academy has a wide range of after school activities which are delivered as the Garforth After School Programme (GASP!)  The intention is that all our after school activities are listed in one place so parents/carers and students are able to see what activities are available each day.  The programme changes each term.  Most of the activities are free and usually run until 3.30pm, longer for some of the sports activities.  Some examples of after school activities include:

Homework Club – every day after school

Cheerleading

Senior trampolining

Snack and Chat – every day before and after school in the dining hall.

Outside term-time, the Extended Services Team deliver / support a summer holiday programme.  The holiday programme aims to provide value for money activities that are enjoyable while encouraging our students to make new friends (or come along with their old ones!). See Summer Holiday Programme on drop down menu.

 

PARENTING SUPPORT

We know that bringing up children can sometimes feel like a challenge and that there are times when everyone needs some extra help and support. We are able to offer confidential support through our family support team as well as access to an accredited parenting programme looking in detail at the problems facing parents of 5-18 year olds. The courses ( Nuture programme and Talking Teens ) are a great opportunity to meet other parents who are facing the same challenges.

 

Garforth Library are hosting some great Christmas events, to find out more, see below:-

Christmas Cracker event - click here

Christmas Lego event - click here 

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