Access Managed Services
AMS is the section in the Education, Leisure and Lifelong
learning department that, amongst other important things, provides
the school meals service. They have recently developed a school
meals team of mascots called The Citrus Crew, led by Broccoli Bob -
watch this space for more info!
AMS also runs the local authority WAG-funded Free Primary School
Breakfast Initiative. Contact Matthew Crowley, Manager of Access
Managed Services on 01639 763506 for more information.
The Physical Activity and Sport Service is committed to
developing and promoting a better life for the population of Neath
Port Talbot through active living.
A number of the team, mainly the 5 x 60 officers and the Active
Young People Co-ordinators are trained Healthy Schools Accreditors
and many of you will have seen them on their accreditation
visits. You will also obviously know them from the fantastic
work they do in your schools to help develop active communities, be
it through dragon Sports, 5x60 activities or training provided and
the plethora of festivals and events that they co-ordinate on your
Check out their webpage for further
info on the great work the team is carrying out across the county
EDIS is the Education Development and Inclusion Service within
the Authority’s Education, Leisure and Lifelong Learning
The Development Officer Team’s remit is to secure school
improvement. This commitment to School Improvement is firmly
embedded in all the activities of the Local Authority and was
articulated through the Single Education Plan for the period 2006 –
For the period 2008-2011 the work of EDIS will be underpinned by
the 7 Core Aims of the Children & Young People’s Plan. This
Plan brings together all our priorities, commitments and values so
that the lives of all children, young people and families in the
County Borough are improved.
Our key partner within this service is Jen
Malcolm, who has the remit for Healthy Schools, amongst
many other things!
School Health Nurse Service
School nursing is central to a range of services that help to
promote and support the physical, emotional and social needs of
children and young people and contributes to a healthy school
culture. It is widely accepted that schools which promote the
health and well being of children and young people are more likely
to create an effective learning environment.
School nurses work with children and young people, school staff
and other health professionals on a range of health promotion
issues in schools, including work which is part of healthy school
work. These include
• Nutrition and physical activity
• Sexual health and relationships
• Substance misuse including alcohol and smoking
• Positive mental and emotional health
• Oral and dental health
• Safety, including accident prevention
They also do health assessments, give immunisations and support
children with medical needs.
The school health nurses for Neath Port Talbot have been
partners of Healthy Schools for some time, and indeed are trained
accreditors of the scheme. Many of you will have seen them on
their visits to your school. We are very grateful for their
support in this work.
Communities First is a long-term Welsh Assembly Government
programme which aims to improve opportunities and quality of life
in the most disadvantaged communities in Wales.
The Communities First programme works to address the issues
needed to improve the quality of life in the local area, as
identified by the local community. Although each community is
different, these issues are broadly grouped into six common
Education, Training & Skills
Health & Well Being
Jobs, Business & Income Generation
Julie Davies, the Wellbeing and Health Project
Development Officer is our main partner, with herself and a number
of the Communities First staff being
trained Healthy Schools accreditors.
Last Updated: 07.09.2010 at 14:32