News & Events
Green Park School’s extended schools programme is open to all pupils and students throughout school. Over the last few years we have provided a wide range of clubs and events including:
‘Stay and Play’ sessions for parents and children in the school holidays.
Afterschool clubs for our early years pupils.
After school and evening trips to venues such as the Black Country Museum, performances at the Diversity service and events at the National Indoor Arena.
Our programme for 2017-2018 is under revision as our programmes are supported by funding from the Aiming higher for Disabled Children Grant. We have applied for this annually and the level of funding with the contributions from parents help us provide these activities
School Residential Programme
We aim to offer every pupil a school residential at least once during every Key Stage / Cluster. Venues we regularly use are the Towers, Capel Curig which provides outdoor and adventurous activities, The Wingate Centre in Nantwich and Duke of Edinburgh Camping expeditions. Some of these programmes have nursing support and the trips vary from 1 night stay to 4 night stays. Parents can pay towards the costs of these trips in instalments using our online payments system.
Friends of Green Park
The Pupil Welfare Officer and one of our Higher Level Teaching Assistants organises the Parents’ Group meetings that are held in school each half term. This group have requested we organise days out for parents and children in the Easter and summer holidays. In past years there have been coach trips to Chester Zoo, to the bowling alley and to Drayton Manor Park. Although parents have charge of their children during the trip school supports families as staff accompany the trip to provide support and practical help throughout the day to parents.
Our Assistant Educational Psychologist organises our Summer School during the first 2 weeks of the summer holidays. He is able to provide 8 days out for pupils, to venues such as to local adventure playgrounds, Dudley Zoo, Telford ice rink and Himley Country Park. Parents are asked to pay as a small fee depending on the nature of the activity. Parents bring their children to school at 9.30am and collect them at 3pm. The team who support pupils on any particular day know those pupils well and are able to ensure that all of their personal care needs are met and that the pupils are safe and happy.
Saturday Splish Splash sessions
Once a month we ask families if they would like a family swim session in out heated pool. Two families share each pool session with up to four families getting access to a fun pool session for the family with trained school staff supporting them. These are booked on a termly basis.
We are working with our partners to ensure we continue to have nursing support available, when necessary, for pupils. We are also working with external agencies who might be able to enhance our programmes and offer a wider range of support to pupils and their families.