As the new academic year starts students are faced with a barrage of information: new timetables, new subjects, new teachers, homework, extra curricular activities, and the list goes on…… Many students find all of this hard to cope with and often turn to parents or family member for help. From parent feedback, we realise not everyone feels confident to answer all of their questions!
As a result Barry Comprehensive has launched its new outreach programme B-Cop (Barry Comprehensive Outreach Programme) to provide the opportunity to help parents/carers help their children. The programme is run by Ms Sue Neilson, the schools Pupil Support Coordinator. She says “the aim of B-COP is to offer a friendly, welcoming place, outside of the school, in which parents and family members feel comfortable and are able to gain information about their child’s education, get advice or support and discuss any issues.” As a student progresses through the school the standards of work completed and expectation increase, therefore there are more challenges in achieving success. To enable parents/carers to support their child this programme is open to all parents of Barry Comprehensive School regardless of their year group.
Parents or family members are welcome to drop into B-COP any Tuesday morning (during term time) to speak to Ms Nelison between 12.00 pm and 2.30 pm at All Youth Matters (the Old Housing Office) Aberaeron Close, Gibbonsdown. Ms Neilson will provide a direct link to the school and its staff but also has connections with many support networks and agencies within the local area. We all believe that a strong working relationship between parents, the students and the school is vital in ensuring the success of each learner.
We can offer you:
- Support with your child’s transition from Primary to Secondary school.
- Support in understanding how your child is progressing in school (grades and marks).
- Help in how to support your child’s learning at home.
- Information about GCSE and A Level choices
- Applications to college, apprenticeships or university.
- A link to the school if you have any issues regarding your child in school.
- Help to find services (to support family well-being)
Please feel free to pop in and have a cup of tea and we’ll answers your questions. Together, we will give your child the ‘opportunity to succeed’
We look forward to meeting you at Aberaeron Close.