Baines’ is a church school and we work very hard to promote good liaison between church and school. We also encourage parental involvement in school, both in classrooms and other areas of school life. This has great benefit for the school in that it gives the children access to people with skills, knowledge and understanding additional to that of the school staff. From time to time we invite other people into school to enhance the learning experiences we give to the children; these include representatives of local businesses, charity workers, people who work in “caring” professions, the police, fire brigade and our school nurse.
All volunteers in school need to have CRB clearance, (Criminal background check).
Staff from high schools visit year six children in school and years five and six visit high schools, both to familiarise themselves with the situation and to make use of their more extensive resources. From time to time High school staff and students visit school to provide children with wider curriculum and extra-curricular experiences, e.g dance, music, drama and sport.
We feel it is equally important that we also contribute to our community. Examples of this are:
Our school is used for Rainbows, Brownies and Guides / Beavers, Cubs and Scouts; we contribute to local, national and international charities and we make Christmas decorations each year for an elderly persons’ party.
Our Children’s Centre offers a wide range of family support services and as such is makes a major contribution to the local community. Please see the Children’s Centre section of the website for more information