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About the Headington Partnership

Headington Partnership
Carnival in the park 2011
The 8 schools in Headington (you can meet us all on the 'Schools in the Partnership' page) have worked as a Partnership for several years, committed to collaborating for the sake of the children young people and families in this area of north-east Oxford, including those supported by the Oxfordshire Hospital School.

Whilst ‘Extended Services’ is no longer on the political agenda, we continue to liaise with other local providers and services more actively and benefit from the presence of the Slade and the Roundabout Children's Centres. The City Council and many community and voluntary groups are also involved in providing learning and leisure activities for the benefit of all.

Every Child Matters!
Every Child Matters!
Every Child Matters!
Festival of Voices
Dorchester Abbey
In spite of the Every Child Matters outcomes no longer being a political motivation, Headington Partnership and Schools' aims still focus on this broad child and family focus to ensure children are enabled to:
  • be healthy
  • stay safe
  • enjoy and achieve
  • make a positive contribution
  • achieve economic well being
Extended Services are a key driver in working with other agencies to provide a rounded education for all children and young people.
Government policies can be found at www.education.gov.uk

So just what are Extended School Services?

'Extended Services in and around schools' was a new holistic concept, with considerable Government funding, rolled out from 2007 under the'Every Child Matters' banner. Multi-agency links were established or developed by the partnership and individual schools in order to promote: before and after school childcare during term time and in the school holidays; a range of activities after school, including help with homework; support for parents & chances to learn together as a family; systems to ensure support for child needing help with their learning or behaviour; access to school facilities outside school hours, where suitable, for learning.

While the extra funding has now finished and some additional staff are no longer in role, the partnership working and liaison systems with other County and voluntary agencies are still in place and, most importantly, children's learning and wellbeing are enhanced.

In Headington, in spite of County Council service cuts, there remains so much available through the Children's and Community Centres and the Early Intervention Service, churches and other voluntary groups, it is generally a case of letting you know what and where. But there remain some gaps which we recognise and hope to fill, by working together with health, social, City and other services.

Headington Partnership still employs a very part time Partnership Coordinator and a full time Home School Community Link Worker Our former Primary Schools' Counsellor/Play Therapists are still available, employed by individual schools see 'Meet the team'
Oxfordshire Extended Services Oxfordshire County Council Oxfordshire Children's & Young People's Trust