Wokingham Borough Connect

Looking to improve your skills for work or for your own confidence? Adult Education courses are a great way of improving self confidence through learning and gaining new skills. All of our courses are interactive and tutor led with small groups of learners.  

Some courses are free and those courses that have a cost are free for anyone who is in receipt of Universal Credit (work related), Employment Support Allowance, Jobseeker’s Allowance, or are on low income and in receipt of Income Support. Please contact us with any queries around costs. Eligibility requirements for all courses are at the end of the newsletter.  Apply here

Introduction to being a Teaching Assistant and Working in Schools

  • 23 February to 30 March, Thursdays 10am to 12pm, Ambleside Centre, Woodley
  • £45 – free to those on jobseeking benefits or a low income
  • Apply here

Find out more about different roles available in schools and gain an understanding of how to apply for roles. Explore your own strengths and weaknesses in your transferable skills and build your confidence to apply for roles in schools.

Excel for beginners

  • 23 February to 23 March, Thursdays 10am to 12 am or 1pm to 3pm, Wokingham Library
  • £30 – free to those on jobseeking benefits or a low income
  • Apply here

Learn to use Excel and create simple spreadsheets. Gain confidence in sorting data, entering data and find out how you can use it for work or personal use. 

Help with your maths

During the sessions you will refresh the basic maths skills which are used in everyday life and work including fractions, percentages and ratios. The course will help you assess your current skill level and identify further courses you could attend if you want to improve your maths skills further. Suitable for learners who have not gained a GCSE grade 4/C or above, or Functional Skills level 2.  The sessions are free for learners who have lived in the UK for more than 3 years and are part of the Multiply initiative. 

English for speakers of other languages

  • Online on Zoom or classroom based – classes run through the week in different locations and different times
  • Free
  • Apply here for an assessment

Improve your English in a small, supportive group, with a choice of online or classroom learning . Build your confidence in speaking, writing, reading and listening and explore helpful topics such as health, work and education. We have a number of classes running, and will assess new learner’s current level of English with an easy online assessment tool, before offering a place in an appropriate class. 

Eligibility 

You need to:

Live or work within the Wokingham Borough, or have a child attending a Wokingham school,

  • AND be over 19 years old (as of 31st August 2022)
  • AND have ordinarily been resident in the UK or EEA for at least 3 years. If you are an EEA National, you need to have obtained either pre-settled or settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme.

All Ukrainian adults and their family members supported through the Ukraine Family Scheme and Ukraine Sponsorship Scheme are immediately eligible for courses and are exempt from the 3-year residency requirement.

Hong Kong British National (Overseas) visa holders in the UK, are eligible to apply for courses without having to be a resident for three years for courses ending before 31/03/23.

There are a number of other exemptions including those for some asylum seekers or refugees. Please email us or call 0778 5314 603 if you wish to discuss any exemptions further.

Important message

School Information

(Updated 10 April 2024)

Dear Parents & Carers, 
 
Welcome to another fantastic term at Emmbrook Junior School. We hope you’ve all had a fabulous holiday and a well deserved rest. Pleas find a below a list of dates for the coming term. This list is not definitive and may be subject to change (so make sure you keep an eye out for emails) but should give you a good idea of what’s coming up this term. 
 
Many thanks from the EJS Team
 

15th April First Day of Term

17th April Year 4 America Day

18th April – PTA committee meeting (7pm)

26th April – PTA Comedy Night

6th May Bank Holiday

6th – 12th May Deaf Awareness Week

20th May – Y6 Trip to Marwell Zoo

23rd May – Exhibition Morning

27th May Bank Holiday

27th May – 31st May Half Term

3rd June Inset Day (School Closed)

6th June – Y5 Trip to Lego Land

7th June – PTA Ice Cream Fridays begins

12th June – Y4 trip to Blue Reef Aquarium

22nd June – PTA Summer Fair & Circus

26th June -Transition Day

8th July – Year 6 Production (1.30pm)

9th July – Year 6 Production (6-7.30pm)

10th July – Y3 trip to Roald Dahl Museum

11th July – Sports Day

18th July – Year 6 Leavers Party, 6.30-8.30pm

19th July Last Day of Term 2pm finish

You can find term dates for next year on our website.