Lead partner – Iain Parks/Kathy Strong
Tel: 0151 426 6869
We are a school with a heart to support children and families with a vision statement of “Life in all its fullness through Learning and Love.” This is driven through our core values of Aspire, Hope, Joy and Service.
St Mary & St Paul’s is a successful primary school, which has been graded as ‘good’ by Ofsted and ‘outstanding’ in our SIAMS (church school) inspection.
We are a warm, welcoming school in Prescot where we cater for children of all abilities and seek to develop them educationally, spiritually, morally and culturally. We strive for all children to achieve their potential, supporting them as they develop the key skills that they require to progress further through life. Our Christian Values are at the centre of all that we do and are a key feature of our school.
Our curriculum is balanced and broad, catering for all abilities and which will provide them with the best possible education at the earliest stage of their life. It is delivered by a team of staff in a way that is enjoyable and challenging enabling each child to make progress in their learning.
The school has its own nursery which takes children in from 3 years of age. The nursery provides 15 hours (5 x 3 hours per day) throughout term time or 30 hours for those who access this government offer.
We also work with a private daycare facility on site (Sue Gill Nursery Ltd) which caters for children 2 to 3 years of age, five days a week.
St Mary & St Paul’s provides a Breakfast Club from 7.45am and an After School Club until 5.30pm. In addition, the school has a wide range of after school activities which are led by both staff and external providers. These activities include football, art, choir, netball, rugby, dance, computing, science and history clubs as well as many others.
Through the work of our Family Support Worker the school is able to provide English and Maths lessons and parenting classes for any parent who is looking to support their children further, either at home or at school. We also work with a number of health professionals to support the needs of the children.
St Mary & St Paul’s is also the lead school in Mersey Boroughs Initial Teacher Training, where we are at the centre of training new teachers who work across many schools in Merseyside and further afield.
Our school also works closely with the Diocese of Liverpool and we are continuing to strengthen and deepening these links even further.
Should you wish to make an appointment to look around the school please contact the school office – 0151 426 6869.
Knowsley Family Information Service
Knowsley Family Learning / Parenting Service
Partner – Keith McDowall
Find our information on the Knowsley FACE website http://www.knowsleyface.org.uk/
Upcoming local courses will be advertised on St Mary and St Paul’s website. You can also like our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/FamilyLearningKnowsley
Family Learning courses help parents/carers get more involved in their children’s education and healthy development and give them ideas for learning activities they can do with their children at home. They also give opportunities for parents/carers to gain new skills themselves. Courses are run at schools, Children’s Centres and other venues across Knowsley during the school day and are free to Knowsley parents/carers.
Examples of courses we offer:
‘Share’ – A 6 week course that enables parents/carers to plan home learning activities to carry out with their children.
‘Storysacks’ – A 6 week course which enables parents/carers to explore imaginative ways of encouraging reading and sharing books with children.
- ‘Speakeasy’ – An 8 week course that was developed by the Family Planning Association to help parents to talk to their children about sex and relationships in a positive and considered way.
- ‘Healthy Share’ – A 6 week course that enables parents/carers to plan home learning activities with a specific focus on healthy and safe lifestyles.
- ‘Family Cookery’ – A 6 week course which focuses on healthy cooking and healthy diet and provides opportunities for parents/carers and children to prepare and cook simple recipes together.
- ‘Brush up your Maths’, ‘Brush up your English’ – 6 week courses that help parents/carers to have more confidence in some of the Maths or English skills that they need in everyday life, as well as to support their children’s learning.
- ‘Triple P’ – A 6 week course for parents who want to learn more about positive parenting and how to better manage their children’s behaviour.
Knowsley Council Financial Inclusion
Lead partner – Kate Fisher
Tel: 0151 443 5919
Help to Claim Universal Credit
The Citizens Advice ‘Help to Claim’ service can support you in the early stages of your Universal Credit claim, from the application, through to your first payment.
Help to Claim is a dedicated service from Citizens Advice. It’s free, independent and confidential.
Our trained advisers can help with things like how to gather evidence for your application or how to prepare for your work coach appointment.
Call us for free: You can access the Help to Claim service by calling our freephone number: 0800 144 8 444
Visit us: You can find the opening times of our offices below:
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|Kirkby||9am – 3pm||9:30am – 2:30pm||9am-3pm||9am-3pm||9am-3pm|
If you need to access Help to Claim outside of our opening hours, call us on 0800 144 8 444 to make an appointment with a member of our team.
For online advice
To find advice about applying for Universal Credit online, visit citizensadvice.org.uk/helptoclaim
Your local Job Centre can help you get online, use a computer and complete your online Universal Credit claim. There is no need to book an appointment but you might need to wait during busy periods.
For further information, visit Understanding Universal Credit or Knowsley Council’s Universal Credit page.
Where to get online and develop digital skills?
Knowsley FACE (Family and Community Education) offer digital drop-in courses across Knowsley.
Adult and family learning opportunities at Knowsley FACE
Digital Champions are based in each Knowsley Council One Stop Shop to help residents sign up to and use the Council’s digital services. Digital Champions can provide some basic support to Universal Credit claimants, including helping to:
- Get online
- Set up an email address
There is no need to book but check One Stop Shop opening hours here.
Free confidential advice for all Knowsley residents including welfare benefits, debt, and employment.
Call ‘Adviceline’ for telephone advice on 0344 826 9694, call into one of their centres in Kirkby, Huyton or Halewood. Visit www.citizensadviceknowsley.org.uk
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|Kirkby||9am – 3pm||9:30am – 2:30pm||9am-3pm||9am-3pm||9am-3pm|
Halewood – appointments only, Monday to Thursday. Call the appointment line on 0151 294 4081
27 Cavendish Walk, Huyton L36 9YG
142 Cherryfield drive, Kirkby L32 8RX
Halewood Centre, Roseheath Drive, Halewood L26 9UH.
Prescot and Whiston Community Advice Centre
Free and confidential welfare rights advice and support to claim. Drop in Monday to Friday from 10am to 12.30 at the Prescot Centre, Prescot L34 5GA or telephone 0151 443 4639.
Run the ‘YES’ project for 18-30 year olds to deal with benefits and debt issues. Offer financial, housing, benefit and employability help. Also offer parenting courses, with childcare
New drop in service running Mondays and Tuesdays from Knowsley Youth Mutual (Our Place) alongside their usual offer Monday to Friday 8.30 – 5pm from their Kirkby base. For more information visit the Centre63 website or contact firstname.lastname@example.org .
For further information on local and national sources of benefits and debt advice, visit Knowsley Council’s financial advice and support page
Innovate Volunteering – Bryer Road Community Centre
Partner – Leanne Mallinson
Find our information on the Knowsley FACE website https://www.innovatevolunteering.co.uk
Upcoming local courses will be advertised on St Mary and St Paul’s website. You can also like our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/BRCCPrescot
Innovate Volunteering is a Knowsley Based Social Enterprise which helps improve the emotional health and wellbeing of Knowsley Residents through volunteering and/or accessing our community projects
Our teams of volunteers support us to deliver a wide range of community based projects
- ourHUB – A community hub based on the St Johns Estate consisting of a ‘pay what you can afford’ Community Shop as well as a safe space where local residents can access the support of a Community Navigator Volunteer whose role it is to link local residents up to local groups, activities and services, A listening ear, in addition to, an opportunity to meet up with other local people over a cup of tea. From the hub we also run a music group, homework clubs, breakfast clubs, and lunch clubs.
- Innovate Community Navigators – Commissioned by KMBC Community Navigators link local residents up to groups and activities within Knowsley to reduce social isolation and help prevent/delay the need for adult social care provision
- Bryer Rd Community Centre – For the past 12 months we have focussed on bringing the community centre back to life to meet the needs of local residents. A wide range of groups run from the centre as can be seen from the timetable. We also hire the centre out to new groups, for one off events and for licensed events too. We have a monthly table top sale running from the centre (1st Sunday of each month 10 – 1 ) which includes a FREE kids activity, as well as regular afternoon teas and bingo nights. If there is anything you would like us to run from the centre please let us know and we will do our best!
If you would like to find out more about our work or get involved as a volunteer please call Leanne on 07840172440 or call into our centre.
Timetable Autumn 2019
Bryer Road Community Centre Timetable Autumn 2019
Facilities for Hire:
Main Hall for Events, Parties, Activities, Groups, licensed events
Hot desks for new small businesses
Leanne Mallinson: 07840172440
St Mary and St Paul’s Churches
St Mary and St Paul’s Churches, Prescot
Partner – Rev’d John A Taylor
Tel: 0151 426 6719
Find our information on http://prescotchurch.merseyworld.com/index.html
Prescot Parish Church St Mary’s
Sunday 10am Sung Eucharist
Wednesday 10am Holy Communion followed by coffee
Sundays Eucharist 10am
Coffee Morning’s Thursday 8.45am in term time
Luncheon Club Thursday 12.30pm fortnightly
Office Hours for booking Baptisms & Weddings
Tuesdays 11am- 12 noon & 6.30pm -7.30pm in the Parish Office
Meeting Room by the Parish Church
Huyton Deanery – Youth Offer
Partner – Rebecca Richardson
Find our information on https://www.huytondeanery.org/
Deanery Youth Events
Deanery Youth Group (DYG) is for young people ages 10 upwards (Year 6 onwards)! In DYG we explore young peoples faith together, explore the bible together, discuss the BIG QUESTIONS about FAITH, Play Games linked to our Theme, Create Friendships, Explore and travel to one anothers Churches and most of all HAVE FUN!
DYG is a safe space for young people to grow, explore and develop on there faith and friendship with other young people across the Churches in Huyton Deanery!
- 15th March - St Mary's Prescot
- 26th April - St Gabriels, Huyton
- 17th May - St Marys, Knowsley Village
- 14th June - St Gabriels, Huyton
- July TBC
Also we have 'Messy Monday' for children aged Reception to Year 6, this will be on the 6th April at Trinity Church and 25th May - TBC. Click here for further information
FACE Forward Recovery Partnership
Partner – Alex Horrocks
Tel: 0151 443 5400
Facebook: Faceforwardpartnership Twitter: @FACEForwardpartnership
Hello and welcome to FACE Forward Recovery Partnership Prospectus. We are a service that provides free health and wellbeing courses to residents of the Knowsley area and beyond.
Since we started in 2015 we have welcomed over 1000 students through our doors who have participated in courses.
All of our courses are co-designed and co-delivered by volunteers and people with lived experience of mental health issues. By doing this we aim to empower the people in our communities to play and active role in generating better health and wellbeing outcomes for themselves and future generations.
We aim to provide person and community centred health approaches that enable the people in our communities to live healthier and more fulfilled lives.
FACE Forward offers both social and educational prescribing to help alleviate symptoms of poor mental health that compliment medical interventions provided by GPs or mental health services. Social and educational prescription is an extremely important and effective way to combat some of the personal, social and economic issues that can lead to poor mental health.
We are continually expanding our mix and breadth of courses to make our services more accessible to as many people in our communities as possible.
We would like to thank everyone who has participated in and supported this successful partnership and look forward to welcoming anyone new who wishes to engage with the project,
The FACE Forward Team
Alex Horrocks Angie Kitching Barbara Basnett
FACE Forward Recovery Partnership is a partnership between Knowsley Councils Family and Community Education service and North West Boroughs Healthcare. The partnership began as a 2 year research project in 2015 that was funded by the Department for Education to measure the impacts of educational courses on mild to moderate mental health symptoms. Such was the demand for courses and success of the outcomes from this research we were in no doubt that this was a service that we needed to continue beyond 2017. With this in mind we applied to the National Lottery reaching communities fund and are delighted to say were successful in our bid to keep the project going until December 2020.
As part of our project we continually strive to consult our beneficiaries and members of the public on activities they feel may benefit our communities so if you have an idea for a possible intervention then please do not hesitate to get in touch with any of the team.