We work closely with other local schools and we have clear action plans. Our partnership work with four other local schools supports strategic commissioning, directional focus and promotes the sharing of good practice. Our key aim is to raise standards in learning so that all children meet their full potential. Our partnership comprises of the following schools:
- Birchfield Primary
- Gildersome Primary
- Drighlington Primary
- Saint Francis Primary
- Seven Hills Primary
Click here for our aims and values statement.
Joint Industry Partnership Project Day (updated 21.6.15)
On the 18th June around 200 year five children form our Discovery Partnership schools met together at Drighlington Primary school to share an amazing day. They had previously received a "formal" Skype news alert, telling them about a crisis in the South of England, where a tsumani had hit a coastal town causing extensive damage. Children worked in groups to create shelters, provide means for transporting water, and build bridges. The event was supported by our Industry partners through CECA and a number of engineers were at hand to help the children think creatively and solve problems. All children worked co-operatively and behaved incredibly well throughout the event. They learnt a great deal about creative thinking.
Year 5 'Natural Disaster'
A Day of Civil Engineering
Magna Science Adventure (updated 16.06.15)
Year 5 children from each of our Discovery Schools who were involved in the 'Discovery Partnership' Industry Project Launch in January visited Magna Science Adventure Centre. The Centre is based in an original steelworks building that has been preserved to reflect the rich Industrial Heritage of steel making. The Magna centre was packed with interactive exhibits to facilitate learning through investigation, exploration and play. Some of the children have shared their thoughts on how they feel it helped them extend knowledge and understanding.
Click here to see the children's work.
Prevent Training (updated 15.6.15)
On the 10th June 2015, Head Teachers and Governors from our Discovery Schools met for a Joint Training event, held at Drighlington Primary School. They considered a key element of the British Values agenda – the prevention of radicalisation.
The training, led by Nadeem Siddique, Leeds City Council Prevent Leader, covered wider understanding of current issues, including how people can be influenced or radicalised. Other factors included vulnerability, and training to secure a better understanding about how to notice concerns, recognise key factors and seek support. All attendees said the training was beneficial and they developed a more secure understanding about their responsibilities as school leaders.
Year Five Industry Partnership Project (updated 10.1.15)
We will be working closely with industry partners to promote life skills for Y5 children. We had a launch event at Morley Town Hall on the 9th January 2015. One of our school Governors, Natalie Felton, said
"I really enjoyed being involved in the industry project launch today. It was fantastic to see all the children working together and enjoying the challenge. Seeing the children learning and having fun as well as developing their social and communication skills was great - I'm very proud to be involved with the school and that Isabella and Daisy are lucky enough to be part of the Drighlington Primary School community"
Here are some photographs of the event.