Working in partnership with other outstanding schools
Eltham Church of England Primary School is in part of an innovative network of schools that work closely together. This is called the ‘Working Together Group’.
It consists of a number of Outstanding & rapidly improving schools:
Brooklands Primary School – www.brooklandsschool.org.uk
St. Margaret’s Lee – www.stmargaretslee.lewisham.sch.uk
Christchurch CofE – Shooters Hill – www.ccshprimary.org.uk
Timbercroft Primary School – www.timbercroft.greenwich.sch.uk
Millennium Primary School – http://www.millenniumprimary.org.uk/
Why do we work together?
We are a group of highly competitive primary schools that want the best possible outcomes for our children and the best way for that to happen is to look to continuously learn from others. We have a shared drive and ambition to continually improve the outcomes and opportunities for the children at our schools, and what better way is there to learn than learning from other Outstanding schools?
What do we do?
We have joint training programmes in our schools for Leadership, Newly Qualified Teachers and Support Staff. This enables staff to learn excellent practice from other locations.
Staff get the opportunity to observe other teachers in other settings.
We compare our books and learning with each other to benchmark our standards and see if we could be aiming even higher.
We carry out peer reviews on each other’s schools to help each other spot areas where we can improve.
We have shared resources which is invaluable in the current situation.
We are also beginning to run initial teacher training together to ensure that we continue to get excellent staff in the future.