Hello, my name is Mumtaz Butt and I am the home-school liaison officer at Delius.
I am also a HLTA and spend 2 and a half days in class. In the past we at Delius have run lots of different courses such as Beauty, Hair, Manicure and Pedicure courses and ICT. These were very successful, we had up to 20 plus parents attending. Feedback from the parents this year was that they would like to do some more practical/academic courses. I offer help and advice on filling out forms such as disability and housing etc.. If you have any problems and need a translator in Urdu or Punjabi then do not hesitate to contact me. You are always welcome to pop in for a chat.
Barkerend Rainbows and Brownies
Barkerend Rainbows and Brownies Unit, part of Girlguiding UK, is run as a lunch time club for
girls aged 5 to 7 (Rainbows) and 7 to 11 (Brownies) who are pupils at Co-op Academy Delius or Lapage Primary School. We follow the Rainbow and Brownie programmes, make our Rainbow or Brownie Promise, work towards badges and, most importantly, have lots of fun! If you would like to find out more
about Girlguiding, please visit the website www.new.girlguiding.org.uk.
Literacy and Numeracy
Our Literacy and Numeracy courses last the entire year, however this can vary depending on your individual progress. We are happy to work at your pace so that you feel 100% comfortable in taking the exams. The Literacy is Level 1 and Level 2. At the moment we have 15 people attending who are all at different levels. Free refreshments are available.
- Tuesday mornings from 9:30am – 11:30am
We have a tutor from Bradford College called Hamida. We are learning about facials, manicures, pedicures and Asian bridal make up. If you are on benefits it should be absolutely free, so come, join us and have loads of fun!
- Wednesday mornings from 9:30am – 11:30am
Sewing Club and Coffee Morning
We have a lady who comes into school to teach parents how to sew. Some parents come to sew, others come for the company and a coffee. This course is free and we have our own sewing machines and sewing supplies in school.
- Thursday mornings from 9:30am to 11:30am
Lunchtime Club – Higher Achievers
On Thursday, Higher Achievers pupils participate in a Maths lunch time club focussing on Shape Space and Measure. The pupils take part in various number songs and then explore different shapes in the Courtyard. Some additionally look at 3D shapes and their properties.
- Thursday lunchtimes
After School Club – Cooking
What do you do?
- We provide pupils with a voice, allowing them to choose the recipes from our carefully selected recipe book.
- We cook! Our recipe book includes foods such as: smoothies, quick quiches, tortilla pizzas, cake decorating and healthy flapjack.
- We teach pupils about keeping clean and why we wash our hands when dealing with food.
- Have lots of fun! Often with pupils becoming a DJ and choosing the music to play in the background.
Who is it for?
Cooking club is fun and versatile and can be tailored to meet the needs of all involved.
It can be a sensory experience; focusing on feeling and tasting different flavours and textures to expand experiences.
It can have a life skills focus, teaching pupils how to use different equipment and remain safe within a kitchen environment.
Finally, it can just have a socialising focus, enabling pupils to have fun with their peers in stimulating and fun environment.
Consent letters will be sent out at the end of each term for the following term. Depending on the level of response, pupils will be given either the first or second half term in that term.
When is it?
Thursdays between 3:00pm and 3:45pm parents are required to pick their children up from school afterwards.
The School Council
The Delius School Council meet every half term to consider all aspects of school life that affect the pupils, staff and the learning that takes place. The council help take the views of pupil colleagues through a variety of means. They are helped by members of the teaching staff who support them in communication and actions.
The pupils on the Delius school council were elected by fellow pupils. Together the council communicate their ‘likes and dislikes’ at school, suggestions for areas such as outdoor play areas, their preferred meal choices at lunch time and even what they like or dislike about the School Improvement Plan.
The school council begin by discussing the importance of democracy and respecting each other views beliefs and opinions. And how these are Fundamental British Values.
The school council also have a song!
These are some of the identified actions that the Delius School Council may consider in the next school year:
- Parent and child clubs
- Better improved
- More educational visits