Linton Cluster and South Cambridgeshire District
We work very closely with our partner cluster schools with regular Headteacher meetings, moderation activities, shared projects, school visits and resource sharing. The South Cambridgeshire District Team supports our extensive pastoral and welfare work around Early Help Assessments, Attendance, Family Support, Parent / Carer programmes as well as extended services around Educational Psychology and Therapeutic services.
Learning is for our whole school community - we welcome and involve ourselves in research projects from the University of Cambridge that engage our pupils, staff and wider community. We are all lifelong learners at Great Abington Primary School.
Assistant Teachership development programme - we host trainee and recently qualified teachers from Zurich University of Teacher Education for three week placements during the academic year.
Classics for All
Our partnership with Classics for All has supported us embed Latin as our language option for key stage 2 pupils at Great Abington Primary. Support for quality teaching and learning resources plus specialist training has enabled us to take on board this exciting curriculum area that supports not only language development but grammar, vocabulary and spelling.
Specialist Teaching and enrichment
Our partnership with The Leys School enables us to enrich our curriculum and develop specialism in core areas. For this year specialist teachers are providing excellence in dance, hockey, rugby, tennis and cricket. This will prepare our pupils for competitions and improve outcomes for all pupils. Department leads will be providing personalised training and development opportunities on agility and movement as well as core games skills aligned to our curriculum. Our Year 6 pupils will be working alongside the performance director on a three session Shakespeare project analysing and drawing inspiration from Romeo and Juliet. Staff are also working with our Year 3 to Year 6 pupils on Pupil First Aid.
Our partnership with ARCC Innovations is supporting our oldest pupils to widen their horizons and gain an insight into the design process. Experiencing first hand the stages involved and the values needed by creative designers to see through a project is invaluable and will support all our pupils with their life choices as they move through education.
Ambition for our pupils means opportunities to learn from inspirational people and expand horizons. Being part of the community through events and outreach work enables pupils to understand and appreciate how curiosity, resilience, creativity, responsibility and challenge impact on innovative companies every day. Site visits linked to curriculum subjects and themes, hosting of the annual Abington Festival of Running and outreach projects back in school are some of the ways we partner with this world leading Science park.
Working with Google Partners such as Getech and the ICT Service (Cambridgeshire) we are providing tools that enable pupils and the wider community to solve problems and collaborate. The staff and Governing Body teams are developing innovative ways to use technology to drive efficiency and communication.