Hythe Community Primary School

Learning for Life

Thorpe Road, Staines, Middlesex, TW18 3HD

01784452972

info@hythe.surrey.sch.uk

 Schools Partnership

 

Staff in the schools forming the  North Runnymede Learning Partnership work with pupils, parents, governors, community and providers to improve the skills, behaviour and opportunities of all children, young people and adults in their communities.

Our motto is “Working together to improve chances and choices for all in North Runnymede”.

The NRLP is a partnership between the following 12 local schools: 

·         The Hythe Community Primary School        

·         Magna Carta Secondary School

·         St Ann’s Heath Junior School

·         Trumps Green Infant School

·         Manorcroft Primary School

·         Thorpe Lea Primary School

·         Englefield Green Infant School

·         Christ Church C of E Infant School

·         Meadowcroft Community Infant School

·         St Jude’s C of E Junior School

·         Lyne & Longcross C of E Primary School

·         Thorpe C of E Primary School

Advantages

 Working together means schools can:

  • Give better support to our families
  • Provide activities to small groups of children
  • Support each other in school improvement
  • Share information and ideas
  • Save costs
  • Attend training locally
  • Gain access to better training opportunities
  • Agree consistent procedures

What do we do? 

Each year around 40 areas of joint working are organised centrally by the NRLP. Our projects include:

  • Two Home School Link Workers who support children and families when they need it most – in times of bereavement, sickness, financial hardship or for children in need of behavioural support
  • Parent support groups and parenting courses
  • Clubs for children in years 2-6 who are gifted and talented in maths
  • General knowledge competitions for year 2 and key stage 2
  • Joint music events
  • Year 2 multi-sports competition
  • Year 2 football festival
  • Induction programme and on-going training for new teaching assistants
  • Joint Inset training days for teachers
  • Training for school leaders
  • Training to improve skills and knowledge of classroom staff
  • Meetings for groups of staff such as teachers, bursars, SENCos
  • Purchase of resources, some of which are shared
  • Organise support for new initiatives
  • Create joint school policies

Impact

These are a selection of quotes from Headteachers about the impact of projects that ran during last year:

“We’ve been really pleased – we’ve received positive feedback on all activities we’ve participated in”

“Brilliant to work together on something so specific and know we are being consistent across our network”

About the Home School Link Workers: “Excellent service that is essential to bridge the gap when Children’s Services not involved but there is a need within the family” and from another school: “great support for a number of children and families under various pressures - has been invaluable having this expertise to call upon. Also have, at times, supported staff dealing with tricky situations” and another one: “Increased engagement from certain parents, resulting in better outcomes for children.”

“TAs have returned with lots of ideas and more subject knowledge. Good standard of training”

“This will result in a common language between schools and better joint working”

“Increase skill base of TAs and Class teachers”

“More knowledgeable, more able to cope and keep up to date”

“Brilliant to be able to get new TAs going in their roles, and also to train more experienced TAs in new areas”

“So nice to know you’re not on your own and to be able to thrash things out together”

“The sessions have been amazing for X. His confidence has grown massively”