Sharon has also been instrumental in facilitating the Save the Children Families Connect programme which has seen over 20 families participate in an eight- week series of planned activities with a focus on numeracy, literacy and emotional wellbeing.
This work further promotes home/school learning and parents have said they now have a greater understanding of how their children learn and how they can support this learning at home.
This family learning opportunity has had a positive impact on children as parents become more confident about cooking and reflect on the importance of good health.
The work further promotes the existing reading and writing culture in the school as parents develop a range of literacy skills including reading, writing, listening and talking.
Head teacher Allison Kennedy said: “I am extremely proud of the enormous effort and resilience my parents have shown over the last year and I am delighted to see them growing in confidence. As a school we are focusing on developing and extending partnerships and it is exciting to see this work evolve. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Sharon Gilchrist for her excellent leadership and continued enthusiasm. I know we are in the very early stages if this work and I look forward to us all achieving greater success to promote the very best outcome for our children and their families.”
Back to school Mums Kayleigh Farrell and Erika Nicol with Sharon Gilchrist