As Henley Primary School is in a rural location, we are conscious that working with other organisations is an important part of the learning process both for our pupils and for our staff. We have worked hard over the past few years to set up, develop and foster working relationships to share ideas, learn from others and extend the learning opportunities for everyone at our school.
Suffolk Primary Heads Association – enables the Head Teacher to liaise with colleagues, take part in challenging discussions about school improvement and attend training opportunities specifically tailored to the needs of our schools. Through the Association the Head Teacher keeps up to date with current legislation, shares methods of approaching specific challenges, receives prompt answers to questions and has access to current educational research.
Westbourne Sports Partnership – provides Henley School with access to sports coaching for a range of sports, organises a large range of competitive sports tournaments for participating schools to join, enables our sports coach to update her training skills.
CYM – work with Henley School to run assemblies once a term, enable the school to take part in multi-school singing programmes to raise money for charity and, finally, run the school residential trip to African Adventure.
Claydon High School – pyramid Head Teachers meet to agree a common agenda for learning across the 6 schools. SENCOs meet termly to keep up to date with current best practice and legislation.
Suffolk and Norfolk, Teaching School Alliance
Our alliance is underpinned by the notion that we are stronger together and to this end we aim to provide a broad range of expertise, experience, talent and capacity to bring quality services to schools within and beyond our alliance. Through our partnerships we are able to recognise, support and build excellence in our region’s schools. We collaborate across other teaching school alliances so that we can respond to the needs of schools in an effective and timely manner, helping to ensure that outcomes for all our children are excellent.