Adult and Family Learning
Adult and family learning is an important part of the SGS community engagement initiative. We provide an extensive primary INSET programme through which primary school teachers have access to courses in Design and Technology, Science and Maths and MFL.
We also provide art and craft training opportunities for pre-school providers in addition to family learning experiences in art and design and adult learning opportunities though our 'Be Inspired' evenings.
Adult Learning Week
Three evenings in November saw a distinctly different type of student at Sale Grammar School. Staff in the Art and Design Technology Departments had volunteered their time to arrange very successful 'Be Inspired' learning evenings.
The event was designed to offer opportunities for parents and friends of Sale Grammar, and members of the local community, to learn a new skill and be creative in Felting or Ceramics.
Event co-ordinator, Mrs Howarth, said "Tonight has been about opening our doors even wider to local people. It has been a fantastic success, thoroughly enjoyed by those who attended and the staff responsible for delivering the courses.
Our Family Learning Initiative extends Sale Grammar's current community programme. The aim of the programme is to offer families the opportunity to engage with their children's education and to promote intergenerational learning. Family members could be parents, carers, siblings or grandparents. March saw Year 7 students working alongside a family member to create ceramic pots.
As part of the Arts Community Programme Year 7 students together with a family member participated in a Textile Soft Toy Workshop. This was an opportunity for the participants to learn how to create a soft animal form using a pattern. It also developed their skills in using the sewing machine and working as team to create a finished piece.
The students and parents created fantastic pieces that would make great Christmas presents, while also spending some quality time together on a creative task.