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School to School Support

You can’t hold a torch to light another’s path without brightening your own!

 

At Reepham C of E Primary we are committed not only to the development of our school but also every school! We believe that every child deserves the best education no matter which school they choose to go to. 

 

Our Headteacher, Mr Randall, is a designated Local Leader of Education (LLE), who currently works through the Kyra Teaching School Alliance. If you would like to access specific LLE support you may wish to visit the Kyra Teaching School website, or you may contact him direct at Reepham C of E Primary. 

 

We enjoy working with other schools, academies and teacher training routes to help further the profession and as the old saying goes: You can’t hold a torch to light another’s path without brightening your own! Working with others makes us all stronger!

 

Should you wish to work with us we currently have a few projects underway. We have highly experienced staff who are willing to support colleagues. Some of the areas we have offered school to school support include:

 

Governor Support: Our Chair of Governors has worked across multiple schools and academies offering support on effective Governance, Leadership, Moving from Requires Improvement, Strategic Direction and Changing Leadership. He has previously been seconded by CFBT and the Diocese to work with other governing bodies. 

 

Specalist Leaders in Education: The school has an 'SLE' who works with other school to support leadership of Literacy and Maths. The school has an SLE that supports others with genral teaching improvements and high level questioning.

 

Leadership Coaching and Mentoring: The head teacher has worked across Lincolnshire and beyond with aspiring school leaders. He has Masters level training in coaching and mentoring as well as basic Counselling Training which enables him to be an effective choice in strengthening a schools leadership team and supporting tomorrows leaders today.

 

Joint Self Evaluation and Whole School Evaluation: The Senior Leadership Team have been working with other schools to undertake joint observations, subject evaluations and work scrutiny. This is always done honestly and confidentially between schools and is mutually beneficial.

  

Outstanding practice, engaging lessons: We have outstanding practitioners who can showcase and support highly effective teaching and learning. Amongst other skills we have a lead literacy teacher, who has delivered Talk for Writing and Visual Literacy training. We also have practitioners who can share good practice for high level questioning and structuring lessons to engage all and maximise progress. This is a structure we refer to as Pulse-Points, where we check the pulse of learning. 

 

Church School Ethos: Reepham C of E Primary has recently been used by other schools to see good practice in creating a clear ethos. 

 

Phonics Support: The school often supports other professional with phonics. We have had many teachers visit us to see good practice and we have started producing videos for Bishop Grosseteste University for use on their teacher training programs. 

 

Computing and creative ICT: The school has excellent knowledge in implement ICT across the curriculum. It has colleagues who have presented for Apple on the effective and creative use of iPads across a school. 

 

Should you wish to access any support or if you have any other areas which you feel we may be able to move forward together, do not hesitate to contact the school, there is always something exciting going on at Reepham!

You can access Kyra Teaching school through their website:

http://kyrateachingschool.com

 

We see working with other schools and academies as mutually beneficial. We do not protest to have all the answers but instead want to learn with others. We never set out to charge for giving support however we may at times need to pass on the cost of supplies and supply. 

 

School Direct Teacher Training Route: The school currently has a School Direct Trainee Teacher. Should you be interested in this route please do not hesitate to contact the school for more information.  

You can find further information on School Direct and opportunities in Lincolnshire at the 'Lincolnnshire Teaching Schools Together' page: 

http://www.lincolnshiretsa.co.uk/page/default.asp?title=Home&pid=1