Working with other schools
Ansford Learning Partnership
We work closely with our neighbouring schools to ensure the very best education for all children in the area. Alongside the main Secondary school, Ansford Academy, we work with the other main Primary schools: Countess Gytha, Ditcheat, Evercreech, Keinton Mandeville, Lovington and Castle Cary, so we offer a consistent and effective journey into secondary education. In the Learning Partnership pupils are provided with the opportunity to work with children across the schools in a range of curricular and extra-curricular activities. Events such as regular sports festivals and tournaments held at Ansford Academy enable older learners to develop leadership and coaching skills as they work with primary pupils in a safe and competitive environment. Primary learners benefit also from enrichment days for example, Able and Gifted Days for children with particular talents, subject specific sessions and the opportunity to perform as part of a big theatrical production! More recently we have developed regular networking sessions for teachers with specific responsibilities including English, Maths, SEND, MFL and PE, ensuring leadership capacity is widened, expertise shared, and the latest training and updates cascaded. We are currently working together to develop assessment procedures to complement the new curriculum. We also work together to ensure that we can access the very best Continuing Professional Development for all staff. We share responsibility for providing relevant Health and Safety training, support staff have come together for specific training in phonics and Maths, and annually all teachers benefit from a shared INSET day with visiting speakers. This year our focus is on developing the quality of teaching and learning across the Partnership.
For information about all of our partner schools, please click on the links below:
Please find below, the priorities we are working on together.
Raising Acheivement Plan- School to School Support
1a Focus on raising attainment in maths across the seven primary schools
1b Further develop the skills & knowledge of learning support staff in supporting maths intervention programmes
1c Continue to develop expertise within local EYFS leaders with a focus on moderation judgements & sharing good practice
1d Share data across the 7 primary schools in order to analyse areas of strength & areas for development
1e Establish a SENCO working group in order to share expertise & resources and to identify areas of expertise
1f (i) Establish support & guidance on the effective use of data for English and
(ii) Moderation of quality of teaching judgements