Why Grow?

How it works?

Our Approach - Is it right for us?

We focus on the long term sustainability of Learn and Grow in our schools and communities and providing resources is only a first step, additional steps are required to help us make a lasting contribution to our schools and communities.

Our Community, Residents, Parents and Education staff identified the below factors as key to the sustainability of Learn and Grow

School Leadership commitment


We recommend 3 staff be established as Project Leaders to ensure ongoing project leadership and continuity.

Goals and outcomes are agreed, set and reviewed on a quarterly basis by Learn and Grow staff, school and project leadership as well as participating staff, pupils and parents.

A partnership agreement will be used to record agreed arrangements’ which like the email address is present for all tabs.

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Regular activities


An activity plan will be agreed and ready for implementation from the start of each school year. The plan will reflect activities both in school and using our community’s natural heritage resources.

A partnership agreement will be used to record agreed arrangements’ which like the email address is present for all tabs.

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Transition focus and support


Learn and Grow will increase transition connections between nurseries and schools. How?

The application of a Learn and Grow Family Skills Passport will encourage family’s participation and confidence.

A partnership agreement will be used to record agreed arrangements’ which like the email address is present for all tabs.

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Maintaining the space


Activities will continue throughout the holiday period to ensure growing spaces and resources are ready for use at the beginning of each school year.

A maintenance plan will be supplied at the start of each school year and training provided showing people how to maintain the space.

A partnership agreement will be used to record agreed arrangements’ which like the email address is present for all tabs.

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Training & Resources


As standard we provide a Learn and Grow materials pack which includes seeds and tool.

The Learn and Grow Resource Pack provides training, guidance, documentation and a signposted community of support and expertise to draw upon.

We provide all staff, families and volunteers with training and support.

A partnership agreement will be used to record agreed arrangements’ which like the email address is present for all tabs.

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Family and Community


So everyone knows what they need to do to we define the roles and structures.

Learn and Grow will work with schools to establish a Learn and Grow parent/community group which will be a focal point for community engagement within the school and community.

Regular monthly information forums and community visits are conducted by Growing West Dunbartonshire which are open to school staff, parents and pupils.

A partnership agreement will be used to record agreed arrangements’ which like the email address is present for all tabs.

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Reward and recognition


Via the RHS Campaign for School Gardening, families will have the opportunity to gain practical experience.

An annual event is hosted by Growing West Dunbartonshire where pupils and their families can show case project activities and results.

A partnership agreement will be used to record agreed arrangements’ which like the email address is present for all tabs.

Is it right for us?

How can we help?

Build

We can design and build a growing space for an average investment per school- £3,750

Maintenance

We will provide growing space maintenance at each of our sites with maintenance plans and visits throughout term and holidays.

Community Support

With support from the Growing West Dunbartonshire community network, we can increase participation links from local groups, parents & volunteers.

Training and Advice

There will be access to community helpline advice and 4 to 8hrs per annum training sessions for staff, families and volunteers on how to grow and what to grow.

Award and Recognition

During the annual Growing West Dunbartonshire event there will be three award categories, Centre, Pupil and Community.

Lesson Plans Design and Delivery

Curriculum of Excellence (COE) linked Lesson plan design and updates.

Learn and Grow Website with Schools/Nurseries Page

Individual access will be given to each school and nursery where they will be able to view all lesson plan materials as soon as they are available.

Learn and Grow Starter and Materials Pack

The pack includes seeds, garden tools, propagators and gloves.

Consultancy and Support

We will supply learning for sustainability project support and development funding applications development.

Learn and Grow Outdoor Education Furniture

The team will make and supply to each schools/nurseries’ requirements.

Learn and Grow Fundraising

We will support Grow and Sow funding raising activities from £300 to £1000. We will assist with planning and support to pupils. We are part of the RHS campaign for school gardening awards giving £400 over 2 years





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