Pool Academy to hold a meeting to unite the community

Pool Academy staff are holding a meeting with residents and local officials to help unite the community.

Councillors, employers, charities, parents and others have been invited to the meeting which takes place in the Main Hall on October 9 from 6.30pm.

The event has been organised to help the academy create a Community Engagement and Cohesion strategy which will look at themes including welcoming families, helping families support children’s learning and developing a multi-agency community partnership.

Those attending will be given a draft plan which they can suggest additions or changes during the evening.

Those expected to turn up include Councillor Ian Thomas, the Chair of CPIR Community Network Panel, Simon Hague from CROFTY Multi Academy Trust, and representatives from Heartlands, Natwest, South West Electrical Solutions and #Loveportreath.

It is hoped that forging links with neighbours, local officials and parents will help to boost the work already being done to enrich the lives of Pool Academy students.

Claire Meakin, Pool Academy Principal, said: “If you're free that evening, we would love for you to take part too. You don’t have to be a parent to come, any member of the community is welcome if they are interested in supporting young people to achieve.

 “Having a partnership between school, home and the wider community is key for supporting students. 

“This meeting is just the start of the conversation.”

Christiana Richardson