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The importance of valuing others, listening to different viewpoints, taking care of belongings, manners, appreciating the diversity which exists in our community and beyond


The determination to reach the highest standards, every day.


The desire to grow and develop, achieving the best for ourselves and each other.


The knowledge that working with others, asking for help when needed and supporting others to develop are the foundations of growth.


The importance of joy in what we do, discovering our strengths and using them.

Parent Groups

Parent courses

At Irk Valley we would like to offer training and development opportunities including courses and activities to help and encourage parents and children to enjoy learning together.


Click here to suggest a course or activity you would like to be on offer here at Irk Valley.


Find out about new courses that you can sign up for here in our Community page.


Find out about current funding for adult learning courses


Here are the courses and activities we are currently running in our ‘Parent Hub’.


  • English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) 9-11am

This course will help you improve your speaking, listening, reading and writing skills in English.

More information can be found here

  • Science     9:15-11:15am

Create experiments, learn about chemical reactions, create non-Newtonian fluids, make a volcano model, learn about the weather, the solar system and electricity.  You don't need any knowledge about science!

More information can be found here



  • Story Sacks 9-11am

This course will help you to develop your skills in interacting with your children. You will learn what a story sack is and how you can enjoy using it with your children.

  • Maths 1-3pm

This course will help you to understand how you can support young children to learn basic maths concepts through interactive play, which will be fun and helps to prepare them for starting school.



  • KS1 Maths with MAES Collage     9-11am

Find out more about maths in Years 1 and two.  This will enablr you to support your child.

  • Confident parent, confident child     1-3pm

This course helps you build on your knowledge and skills to develop your confidence so you can support and develop your child’s self-esteem.


  • Sewing     9-11am

A fun activity where you can meet other parents and community members and learn new sewing skills.  Here you can make your own cushions, clothing, and have a chat!

  • Families connect  1-3pm

Families Connect focuses on supporting parents and children to learn together. It helps parents to support their children’s learning in three key areas:

  • Literacy and language development
  • Numeracy
  • Emotional development

The eight-week programme provides a series of activities, techniques and games that parents and carers can do with their children at home.

More information can be found here


Timetable 1
Please see the latest English and Maths course for parents run by The Familiy Zone.