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Schools Partnership Programme Training Event

On 23rd September 2021, nine local primary schools took part in a Schools Partnership Programme Training Event, which was led and managed by the OWN Trust and delivered by Education Development Trust.

What is the Schools Partnership Programme?

 The Schools Partnership Programme was developed with schools and launched by the Education Development Trust in response to emerging changes in the education system in England. It was set up in 2014 as a peer review model to help schools work together to facilitate 'impactful cluster-working through a continuous cycle of school self-review, peer review and school-to-school support and improvement'.  

Schools Partnership Programme led by the OWN Trust

The Schools Partnership Programme led and managed by the OWN Trust consists of three OWN Trust school: Nene Valley Primary School, Orton Wistow Primary School and Woodston Primary School, together with six partnership primary schools:

  • Oakdale Primary School
  • The Beeches Primary School
  • Hampton Hargate Primary School
  • Old Fletton Primary School
  • Brewster Avenue Infant and Nursery School
  • Leighton Primary School

Throughout this year all the schools listed above will be involved with reviews of each other’s practice, and workshops to enable solutions to areas needing development.

Training Day on 23rd September 2021

The training day consisted of the initial training of peer reviewers and improvement champions in preparation for a schedule of school reviews.

The training day was initiated by OWN Trust as a way of seeking improvements for all the schools involved.  The aim was to identify strengths and areas for development, whilst up-skilling the staff in all of the schools. In turn, the children attending each of the nine schools will benefit as the schools work together to identify ways of improving outcomes.

Feedback from the training day indicated that it was extremely useful. We look forward to more collaborative training days in the future.

'The training session was really good, and I came away feeling very positive.'

Kelly Mitchell


‘It was great seeing schools working so well together and can’t wait to get started on the programme reviews.'

Jacki Mitchell