MSSP Q1 2023/2024 – Quarterly Update Sept to Dec 2023

Sep 27, 2023 | General MEaP News, MSSP News, MSSP Quarterly Updates

About the Manchester Supplementary Schools Partnership (MSSP)

MSSP is a network for supplementary schools based in Manchester that come together to share experience, learning and resources, and also advocate and celebrate the amazing work of the schools. The meetings are organised by Young Manchester, YPF- NRCSE and MEaP.
MSSP provides quarterly updates for the academic year spanning from September to August. This means that quarter one (Q1) would be September to December of the academic year. This post is the first quarterly update for the year 2023/24 (which spans Sept to Dec 2023).

MSSP Q1 2023/2024 (Quarterly update Sept to Dec 2023)

It was lovely to regroup after the summer for the first MSSP meeting of the academic year (2023/2024) on 27th September 2023. The meeting took place at Luther King House in Manchester and twenty representatives from supplementary schools attended alongside Manchester City Council representatives, Young Manchester and  YPF Trust – NRCSE. During the meeting MSSP partners got to:

  • network and meeting new supplementary school members  to the partnership
  • review the priorities and needs of supplementary school members. This review included the activity of creating a maps of Manchester that highlighted venue requirements the member schools across the city. Training needs for each school were also discussed with the partnership leads Young Manchester, MEaP and YPF- NRCSE and Manchester City Council representatives.
  • discuss the governance of MSSP
  • participate  in an (interactive) bereavement training workshop led by guest speakers from Gaddum. The training focused on recognising the signs of bereavement and grief in children and young people and provided tools, guidance and activities to how to support them.

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First Aid Training

Following the MSSP meeting on 27th September, members had requested the provision of  First Aid training for their staff so this was arranged by the partnership leads. It was  exciting to see forty volunteers and staff members from MSSP schools receive a First Aid Training  refresher on 1st November at the Millennium Powerhouse,  delivered by Cookson First Aid.

UK Defibrillator Schemes

Many participants were informed about defibrillator schemes that have been rolled out across the UK citing it was really:

“useful to find out for the first time that defibrillators are now positioned in key community hubs across communities including supermarkets, churches and youth clubs and on some streets! Our homework is to locate our nearest defibrillator”

Manchester City Centre’s defibrillator scheme was initially rolled out in the Piccadilly area of the city as part of a pilot which has now been extended to span the entire city centre including the Northern Quarter, Spinningfields, Deansgate, New Islington and Oxford Road. There are now over 120 defibrillators located across the city centre, with 25% of these accessible 24/7 to the public. 24/7 defibrillators are mainly located in city centre hotels including Doubletree By Hilton, Jury’s Inn, Hotel Gotham, Hotel Brooklyn, Hilton Manchester Deansgate, Velvet Hotel & Bar, Whitworth Locke and Macdonald Manchester Hotel as well as at Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Victoria, First Street and City Tower.

Participants learnt how to safely deliver resuscitation attempts manually also with defibrillators. They also learnt they can discover defibrillator locations using websites such as: Manchester Defibrillator Scheme  – CityCo and The UK’s Leading Public Access Defib Website | HeartSafe.

The session was thoroughly enjoyed by all participants and there are plans for further First Aid session for members to take place in 2024.

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Looking forward to more

MEaP, Young Manchester and YPF Trust – NRCSE are thrilled that this journey of collaboration and support for supplementary schools in Manchester has truly began. All participants continue to look forward to the great things we can achieve together for our young people this year! The next meet quarterly meeting will take place on 31st January 2024, email for more information.

Find out more about or join the partnership

We have a dedicated Manchester Supplementary Schools Partnership (MSSP) page. On the page, you will be able to find out more about the partnership including the supplementary schools that make it up. You will also be able to use the dedicated form that will allow you to formulate your request to join the partnership and register your school. On that page, you can also find out about all of our quarterly updates on the MSSP page. Click here to visit the Manchester Supplementary Schools Partnership (MSSP) page.