Partnership Work

 St. Nicholas West Tanfield and Kirkby Malzeard CE Primary Schools Collaborative Partnership

We launched our collaborative partnership in September 2013 and over the past six years it has grown and developed. Working together enables us to share not only resources and staff but also to nurture friendships and shared experiences. Our staff work together to plan work and take part in training sessions. Our children have taken part in a variety of activities including trips, visits, and sports.

In 2018 our KS2 children worked together studying localities, each taking a focus of the partner village, with some great learning experiences. At the end of their studies they held a shared session to feedback and celebrate their learning - they all found out some amazing facts to share. Art work was presented as a gift - St. Nicholas school have used the West Tanfield felt hanging, presented by Kirkby, as a focal point in their community display. This year, 2018/19, we have planned our curriculums more closely, developing rich and deep learning opportunities and engaged in joint learning sessions. In December 2018 we held a shared creative day with a focus on Christmas crafts which we used to deceorate St. Nicholas church in West Tanfield.
This term (Spring 2019) the children in Y5/6 have taken part in their third joint visits to Ingleborough in Clapham (for one week residential) in 2015 & 2017. They have enjoyed a range of wonderful experiences and it is great for developing independence and resilience.

During the partnership, Oak and Tiger classes have shared a wedding and a christening. They have also had joint story writing days. They are now busy planning a shared celebration of Chinese New Year.

We look forward to more wonderful shared learning opportunities.

Working together... 



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