We are really proud of the way our Federation looks to work with other schools to improve outcomes for children. Although we are no longer federated with St Bartholomew’s Church of England First School, close links remain and our management team work together across the three schools to provide shared training opportunities for staff as well as transition events for the children. For example the Year 4 children from the three schools shared a successful residential trip together last year and we are already planning for this years trip! Our Federation is also a proud member of the Crewkerne and Ilminster Schools Partnership (CISP) and we work with the other schools in our local area to provide the best possible learning experience for the children in Ilminster and Crewkerne from 4 through til 18.
We have worked closely as a group of schools and have embarked on a progression project and the plan can be downloaded below:-
The partnership can boast a number of successes. Groups have been set up where Subject Leaders are able to meet and share ideas. There have been a number of moderation events where teachers can ensure that assessments are accurate and that children are getting the best possible deal. Opportunities have been created for students at Wadham, Swanmead and Maiden Beech to lead learning events for children in our First Schools. we are especially proud of our Calculation Policy. It has been devised by all the CISP maths leaders and children have been involved in filming short video clips to accompany the strategies in the policy. This document can be downloaded by clicking on the link below.