We wouldn’t be the school we are without our partners! We work with several organisations and many individuals, to improve the quality of the education we provide.
We are proud to be partners with the East London Early Years and School Partnership. We look forward to welcoming them into our school. We do such a lot of talking… London schools do a phenomenal job in very different circumstances, so it’s great to have a chance to share and compare. Lots of professional discussion… It helps us to see our children’s education with fresh eyes. We are really looking forward to building and strengthening this innovative partnership.
Kelsick’s Educational Foundation supports us with funding for enhanced educational opportunities and special needs work.
- Windermere Cluster
This consortium consists of nine primary schools that work closely together to provide numerous opportunities and benefits to children, staff, parents and governors of the schools involved.
Windermere Cluster Schools are:
- Coniston CE Primary School
- Ambleside CE Primary School
- Grasmere CE Primary School
- Langdale CE Primary School
- Hawkshead Primary School
- Goodly Dale Primary School
- Staveley CE Primary School
- St Martin and St Mary’s CE Primary School
- St Cuthbert’s Primary School
We form part of a larger community:
- South Lakes Rural Partnership (SLRP)
The South Lakes Rural Partnership was formed in late 2012 to support primary and secondary schools in the south lakes area (outside Kendal) in their continued school improvement processes. Funding is received through grants and school subscriptions to employ a part-time executive officer and run projects for the 30+ schools involved in SLRP. A diverse range of projects, initiatives and services are currently in operation, all highly valued by member schools:
- Family Support and Child Counselling Service;
- Network Groups: for staff to share and develop good practice in specific subject areas, for example, Early Years, Special Educational Needs and Leadership;
- Staff professional development and training: covering a wide variety of current issues and needs as determined by the member schools;
- Peer Reviews: senior staff offer peer reviews to support ongoing school improvement;
- Joint Projects: current projects include the Global Learning Programme and an arts project;
- Procurement of Services: a number of contracts have been procured on behalf of member schools, resulting in significant economies and savings.
Cumbria Alliance of System Leaders (CASL)
Cumbria System Leaders, initiated by Heads of Secondary Schools and Primary Schools, supported by Cumbria Local Authority, National College for School Leadership, Diocese and the University of Cumbria has set up a structure to take forward the vision set out in the 2010 White Paper “The Importance of Teaching”.
“We will make sure that schools are in control of their own improvement and make it easier for them to learn from one another”
As a Church of England voluntary aided primary school we work closely with the Carlisle Diocese on a regular basis.
St Oswald’s PCC
We work closely with our local church. Many of our volunteers are members of the church community.
The National Trust
We use Allan Bank in Grasmere, weekly, for our Forest School sessions. This is a beautiful and exciting hillside woodland, incorporating meadow, rocks, “forest” and tunnels. We work with National Trust staff on a variety of projects.
The Wordsworth Trust
We are always closely involved with Wordsworth Grasmere. They run arts clubs, book clubs and workshops for us and encourage us to visit regularly. The Jerwood Centre holds a national collection, and we’re very lucky to have an institution of international importance and reputation working with us. It is another way in which we broaden the children’s horizons beyond the immediate.
We wouldn’t be the school we are without our collaborative partnerships.