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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 behalf.

Check out their webpage for further info on the great work the team is carrying out across the county borough!


EDIS is the Education Development and Inclusion Service within the Authority’s Education, Leisure and Lifelong Learning Service.

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 – 2008.

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

• Hygiene

• 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

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 themes:

Child Poverty

Community Safety

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.

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Last Updated: 14.10.2013 at 11:48

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