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Links with Local Schools
Primary School Collaboration
Links with our local schools bring many advantages for our children. Moderation meetings enable us to quality assure assessment judgements and share good practice. Local headteachers regularly meet to develop initiatives and explore ways to develop partnership work. We have also worked with schools on various projects including Dreamscheme and The Rock (aimed at older primary school children to develop spiritual, emotional and physical wellbeing).
With many disadvantaged children in the area, links are particularly important for enrichment but also to find ways to overcome barriers to learning.
Secondary School Collaboration
Our aim is to ensure that all children are fully equipped and ready for secondary school. Secondary transfer information is provided for parents, and Year 6 children get a chance to meet new teachers at our school and spend a day at their secondary school in July. Transition is very carefully planned for more vulnerable children and those with a statement for special education needs.
We were thrilled to have teachers and pupils from local secondary schools at our Aspiration Day and to welcome the Year 12 volunteers from Pates Grammar School too read with our youngsters.
Formal Teaching and Learning Parnerships
Springbank Primary Academy is part of a multi-academy trust. Academies get money direct from the government, not the local council. They’re run by an academy trust which employs the staff. This has provided us with an opportunity to work as a 'family' schools, with the aim of achieving outstanding outcomes for all children. We are also a strategic partner of the Odyssey Teaching School Alliance. For more information, visit the Gloucestershire Learning Alliance website. For more information, visit our Teaching and Learning Partnership page.
Our school works with a number of specialist organisations, including the Social Services, Monkscroft Pastoral Support, School Nursing, education psychologists and a whole range of other agencies. Our Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator regularly works with these agencies to carefully assess the personal needs of individuals and families. On occasions when it is recommended that a child requires specialist education outside of a mainstream school, we work sensitively with families and other schools to find the most suitable provision.