Work is underway on the Diamond Project at Whittlefield Primary School. They are converting the Headteacher’s office into a Community Room and converting another room in school into a Nurture Room which will be known as The Diamond Room.
This is a project which is costing the school over £70,000 in total but in order to get the parental engagement started they needed some help from the Big Local who have provided a grant of £10k towards the project which will help refurbish the new Community Room and provided better opportunities for parents to be involved.
The Diamond Room will offer nurture provision to pupils from Nursery to year 6. One of the major principles of nurture provision is parental engagement. Parents are invited to take part in a social mealtime and sharing sessions regularly thanks to the Big Local.
In addition, the Community Room will be accessible to the community without accessing the school which means they can offer a range of activities designed to meet the needs of the parents – these will be provided by school staff and other organisations like Blossom Tree Project, Aspire Northwest and ASD Northwest. The Community Room may also be booked by community groups such as the Big Local.
First came the hole in the wall…
And then there was light… the roof lights being opened up to allow natural light to flood the room.
Next came the kitchen…
The Diamond Room is scheduled to be finished ready for the new school year with the Community Room being completed before October half term.