CECP's Vision is to build bridges between Coleraine schools
and the communities they serve,
to help families access opportunities,
to realise their potential, and develop stronger,
independent and confident communities.
Funded by Department of Social Development, this project was set up in April 2010
in collaboration with ten of the schools and nurseries in the Coleraine N. R. areas.
Included are St.Joseph’s College, NorthCoast Integrated College, Coleraine College,
Millburn Primary, Ballysally Primary, St.John’s Primary, Killowen Primary, Ballysally
Nursery, Harpurs hil Primary and Kylemore Nursery and supported by the North Eastern
Education Library Board and Department of Social Development.
What is CECP? This is a Schools project funded by DSD since April 2010. The project
has ten schools involved, which all have significant numbers of NR children. Each
school has a CECP worker, with a budget for activities and resources. The main aims;
Are to improve the Home to School Liaison for our NR Families and to target individual
pupils and hard to reach families for support to ensure that educational underachievement
What has CECP delivered? Please find only some of the activities we help organise.
Summer schools with an educational focus run each year for 130 NR children. ; Millburn
PS-Sunday Club, Football Coaching, Community Facilitation Training Courses, Judo,
Tennis. Ballysally PS – Lads and Dads Club and Mums and Daughters. Ballysally Nursery-Parent’s
‘Team Building Days, Coffee mornings with activities, First Aid Courses, Jump, Jiggle
and Jive. Kylemore Nursery- Parent and Children activities, swimming, football, dance
and drama, Life skills programme. St. John’s and Killowen PS – Early Language Support,
Parent Group with activities, Literacy/ Numeracy, Multi Skills, English Language
Classes. Post-Primary (North Coast IC, Coleraine C & St. Joseph’s) – Twilight Cookery,
Art Activities, Transition Support, Essential Skills and Individual support.
What has been our Impact? – Last Year, 70% of Coleraine NR children have taken part
at least once in our programmes. Over the last two years, 45 adults have been Facilitation
trained and have volunteered to deliver a wide variety of workshops in our Schools
and in the Community. Attendance has increased in our 4 Primary Schools by 1.6%.
Because of the project, 65 NR adults successfully completed accredited training
during 12/13. In 12/13, 144 NR Parents/Carers took part in our various non-accredited
programmes. Literacy and Numeracy Improvements has been verified in all our 4 Primary
schools. 10% increase since 2011, in NR pupils staying on in Education and Training
at Year 13 from our 3 Post-Primary schools. Good practice has been shared amongst
the 9 schools involved.