Horsforth Children’s Services

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Horsforth Children’s Service

Horsforth Children’s Services brings together the schools in Horsforth and relevant agencies to work effectively in partnership to improve the outcomes for all 019 year olds and their families within the Horsforth Community. We believe that by working together and drawing on the knowledge, strengths and capabilities of all our partners, we are better informed to identify the needs of children, young people and families including those who require some additional support.

The aim of our service is to ensure all children and young people reach their full personal potential. We hope to achieve this by providing support around families when needed and providing excellent learning and teaching experiences through our schools.

Horsforth Children’s Services Structure

Horsforth Children’s Services Governing Board provides strategic direction to three committees. The Chair of HCS is Elaine McLellan, Head of Broadgate Primary School and the Vice Chair is Ray Agar, Vice Chair of Horsforth School Governors.

HCS committees are:

  • Learning and Teaching Committee
  • Family Support Committee
  • Resources Committee

Governing board membership

Horsforth School St Margaret’s C of E Primary
Broadgate Primary St Marys Catholic Primary
Horsforth Featherbank Primary West End Primary
Horsforth Newlaithes Primary Westbrook Lane Primary


Associate members

Library Services City and Town Councillor
Early Years Horsforth Children’s Centre
Attendance Strategy Team Horsforth Children’s Centre
Youth Service Voluntary Sector
Police Children’s Social Care

Non Associate Members

Leeds Trinity University College Learning improvement
Cluster Manager & Targeted
Service Leader
Local Authority partner
HCS Clerk

Committee Descriptions:-

Learning and Teaching Committee

Objective: To be responsible for effective partnership working to develop excellent learning and teaching experiences for all children and young people with the aim of maximising their personal potential, academic progress and achievement

Family Support Committee

Objective: To be responsible for the co-​ordination of a varied menu of services identified to respond to the needs of the children, young people and families of the Horsforth Cluster, and to ensure best practice in terms of safeguarding and equality of opportunity

Resources Committee

Objective: To be responsible for the effective and efficient use of resources and finances in order to achieve best value and have maximum positive impact on children, young people and families in Horsforth.

Contact Details: Horforth Cluster Schools and Services

For any more information about HCS Structure please speak to Tessa Freer

Horsforth Children’s Service Cluster Core Offer

Horsforth Children’s Services has a team of professionals who offer a wide range of targeted and universal support services to all our 019year olds and their parents within the Horsforth Cluster. We believe that by tackling problems quickly, working preventatively and intervening at an earlier stage we will achieve better outcomes for our children, young people and families.

What we offer:

  • Holiday and after school activities
  • Family day trips
  • Family Fun sessions
  • Parent’s Forum
  • Parenting Courses
  • Volunteers and student placements
  • Information and training sessions for professionals and parents
  • Funding for targeted families to support their child’s personal potential
  • Individual family support
  • Individual support for children and young people
  • Therapeutic intervention sessions for children and young people.
  • Adults Counselling

The Cluster Team

Horsforth Children’s Centre

Our aim is to provide better opportunities for children and parents and a stronger and safer community within Horsforth which will lead to all children having the best start in life. We work closely with Horsforth Children’s Services to ensure a smooth and seamless service for all families and children/​young people aged 0 to 19 years.

At the Children’s Centre, we provide lots of different activities such as Parent and Tots groups, Breastfeeding Café, Family Learning classes for parents, a Young Parent’s group and English for Speakers of Other Languages. We are a paying in point for Leeds City Credit Union and we have links with the Job Centre. We are part of an Early Start Team along with our local Health Visitors allowing us to support parents by including advice on parenting, local childcare and access to specialist services for families.

We are located on the same site as Broadgate Primary School in a recently refurbished building. Come along and visit us or contact us on 0113 2591786.

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