De Bohun Primary School prides itself on its community links. The school has a yearly Fun Day which is a community event and an enjoyable afternoon in our school grounds. The School Council, who are a group of children elected by their peers, meet regularly and discuss how to improve the school. Some of the things they have introduced include: acquiring more fun activities for wet play and golden time.
De Bohun has excellent links with schools in the local area, in particular Southgate Secondary school, where we regularly support and welcome students who want to volunteer at De Bohun. Recently, Year 6 went to Southgate school to watch the drama clubs production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
De Bohun Primary school has a great connection with the Enfield Music Service. Some of the children from years 3, 4, and 5 took part in a project called ‘Tune In’. This project gave children at De Bohun an opportunity to use mini bassoons. The children enjoyed their first lesson and had a great time taking their initial steps on the road to becoming bassoon players!
The children in year 5 at De Bohun welcomed children from Italy for an Italian themed day full of sporting activites as well as arts and crafts. They even had an Italian themed lunch. They learnt about each other’s cultures and how school in the United Kingdom differed from school life in Italy. Year 6 De Bohun children were then invited to St Joseph Foundation UK to experience Italian lessons and they had a wonderful day (http://www.stjosephlanguageschool.com). We have now established on-going links and very much look forward to working with them.
De Bohun are also very involved with the local theatre called the ‘Chicken Shed’. This is a place for the children to enjoy watching a range of drama performances that entertain, inspire, challenge and inform. Please see the link to the ‘Chicken Shed’ homepage: https://www.chickenshed.org.uk/.
If you would like to see all of the things we are doing at De Bohun Primary School, please see our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/debohunprimary/.
There are lots of different services available to families at De Bohun, one of these is the Enfield Council’s Early Years Service. This service provides a wide range of information on:
- Free Early Years Education
- Family Support
- Information for Childcare Providers
- Information about working in childcare
Please click on this link www.enfield.gov.uk/if to view the Informed families webpage where you can find out all about the Enfield Council’s Early Years Service.
The De Bohun Children’s Centre hub also provides a range of services for families with children under the age of 5 who live in the area. The hub serves a large area with one main hub, here at De Bohun Primary school, and two sites at Chase Side and Lavender. The aim of the hub is to bring together local services to help families access what they need in order to give their children the best start in life. There is a wide range of services on offer, which include, “Stay & Plays” with a focus on communication and language, family health services, access to speech therapy as well as work and training opportunities. You can download the most recent timetable from the Informed Families website www.enfield.gov.uk/if
Another service available to all children and parents is called ‘Family Action’. This service offers a range of support for families of children with SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disability). They are one of the largest providers of information, advice and support services (formerly Parent Partnership services) in the country. Please click here to view the Family Action website.
The NAS (National Austistic Society) is a leading UK charity for autistic people (including those with Asperger syndrome) and their families.The NAS service provide information, support and pioneering services for all families, and campaign for a better world for autistic people. Please click here to find out more.
Another important service that is available to all families is the Citizen’s Advice Service. Citizens Advice provides free, confidential and independent advice to help people overcome their problems. They offer support, help, and guidance. They also value diversity, champion equality and challenge discrimination. If you would like to find out more about the Citizens Advice Service, please click here.