Fast Families And Schools Together
The fast programme was completed in St. John`s in the Autumn term 2015.
It’s a programme that has been operated worldwide for several years and is funded by Save The Children.
The programme helps to
Promote more positive relationships within families.
Improve children’s educational performance.
Strengthen links between parents and teachers.
Parents are empowered.
Children’s experiences and achievements are enriched.
School gets to know families on a more personal level.
The programme lasts for 8 weeks with weekly sessions of 2 and a half hours.
It is school-based but parent-lead.
Comments from parents who took part in FAST:
“it helped give me confidence and make new friends”.
“So glad I had the opportunity to be part of this programme”.
“Super, great atmosphere.”
A fastworks group has grown out of this programme and parents meet on a monthly basis to organise activities and “Days out”.