Introduction – What is an Out of School Setting?
Many children and young people attend a variety of out of schools settings and activities in Redbridge, often, without their parents’ or carers supervision. These settings provide an important service to children in our community with opportunities to gain useful skills, make new friendships and improve their physical, social and emotional wellbeing.
They are generally run during evenings, weekends and school holidays, although some are part-time during school hours to meet the needs of those in-Home Education. Subjects are varied and range from sport, arts, language, learning a musical instrument, joining a youth organisation, such as scouts and guides, doing extra maths and English in a tuition centre and education in their own faith.
Information and Guidance for Providers of Out of School Settings (OOSS)
The Local Authority have an Out of School Settings (OOSS) Team that provide a range of support and guidance, including a regular newsletter, for organisations who run or wish to set up an Out of School Setting.
OOSS Team contact details:
- E-mail: OOSS@redbridge.gov.uk
- Telephone: 07808861646
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/Redbridge_OOSS
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/redbridgeooss/
More information can also be found on the Council’s website.
The Out of School Settings Team are part of a multi-agency partnership delivering the Amber Project.