Schools within the Fartown pyramid have recently joined forces to appoint an ‘Enrichment Activity Facilitator’, whose role is to support schools in offering opportunities and experiences to enrich their students’ time in education.
Lisa Jagger, who is based at Fartown High School, began the role in September. Lisa has a track record of working with people and local communities and also lived within the area for many years.
This new role involves working throughout the schools, organising activities to supplement the school curriculum. Anything from chemistry clubs to circus skills could soon be on the menu for local youngsters!
Lisa is presently spending a lot of time talking to school staff and meeting with children and young people in order to establish what could be successfully offered by schools. She is also keen to meet with other organisations within the local community and to give parents the opportunity to become involved.
Most importantly the role will focus upon encouraging children and young people to take part in new activities that are enjoyable, and that take place in a safe and supported environment. Very often, it is these opportunities that give students the chance to discover talents and skills that they never realised they had, leading to increased self confidence and self esteem.
Headteacher of Bradley Junior School, Adele Stringer, who is Chair of the Fartown Pyramid Headteachers’ group said, “This is an exciting new venture for the Fartown Pyramid and will enable us to offer a greater variety of activities to our pupils. All the schools in Fartown work very closely together and the appointment of Lisa illustrates our shared commitment to offering the very best opportunities to our pupils.”
Anyone who would like to contact Lisa about her role can contact her at Fartown High School on 01484 226 540.