Community Centre | cadoxtonprimary

Victoria Park Community Hall


Create a culture of learning for our families to learn new skills, support them within heir daily lives and raise aspirations. 

Our Vision is to make a difference, engaging with parents, families and the community to improve their wellbeing. They have the opportunity to learn new skills supporting them within their daily lives and job prospects. 

  • Building self-esteem

  • Developing confidence and self belief 

  • Acquiring new skills

  • Creating a healthy lifestyle 

  • Optimising personal strengths

  • Learn how to support their child’s learning 

Our next steps are to continue to reach out to our families, engaging more families and providing more bespoke courses in partnership with external agencies.


Community Cohesion is at the heart of Cadoxton Primary School. Bespoke parent learning opportunities are designed to allow our parents to develop skills enabling them to thrive!

One parent got a job as an LSA, based on her work with our family groups and her belief in this approach.

One of our parents became employed as a result of completing the Level 2 food hygiene course. 

Six parents gained employment after completing the ACT ‘get back on track’ course.


Parents organised and ran a mini enterprise creating Christmas pillows after completing the sewing course. 

All parents that enrolled onto the ‘food wise for life’ course lost at least 1 stone each! Further supporting their children to make healthy meal choices.

All parents that have participated in courses have a better understanding of how to support their children’s learning within school. This has also been recognised by the children’s teachers. 

Staff have recognised increased wellbeing and mental health of parents that have enrolled on courses.’Learning and Growing Together, Being Our Best Forever!’ 

Time Credits

Time credits are a way of recognising the amazing things people do in the community. In Cadoxton there are 16 parents who are involved in regularly earning Time Credits. One session = one Time Credit. Sessions include:


  • Adult support on school trips

  • Garden renovations

  • Office work, for example at the Palmerston Learning Centre

  • Supporting beach and forest schools 

  • Working with children on initiative such as KerbCraft

"I earned time credits through volunteering to support the Real Junk Food Cafe enrichment. This meant I was able to pay for a holiday during the summer. My children went to the theatre for the first time, visited Madame Tussauds and climbed the Blackpool Tower. Giving my time saved me so much money but also allowed me to experience life enriching things with my children and family. Even better, it got me a job at Cadoxton Primary School and now I’m in a paid role." 

"Time credits and volunteering has helped me to learn new skills and given me the confidence and skills to return to work following a career break."


Coffee Morning

9 till 10

Contact Details

Natasha Cockram

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