Impact of partnership work done in 2018 (ISC annual Census 2019)
- 25 state schools involved
- 500+ state school pupils involved
- 250 staff hours given
State School Partnership –
‘ABC to Read’ is our paired reading programme with a group of 6 local state primary schools. The project sees 14 Bradfield pupils trained to act as reading assistants work with students in the local primaries who have difficulties with reading. They attend the schools each week and work with their assigned pupils. Our impact assessment is taken from Headteacher’s feedback such as the Headteacher at Bucklebury who said ‘our pupils who have been part of the programme have displayed a greater enthusiasm for reading and look forward to their session with the Bradfield pupils each week’ and Bradfield Southend who said ‘this project offers us extra support with literacy provision and the Bradfield pupils act in a professional manner which really has benefited our pupils and assisted with improving their reading ages’. This project continues to grow and increase in popularity with further groups of pupils now trained and added to the programme.
Our ‘Primary Schools Sports Events Series’ is a series of sports competitions that run through all three academic terms. We provide all staffing, venues, equipment, transport to Bradfield, catering and prizes for the events free of charge. The events allow an increasing group of over 30 different primary schools the opportunity to compete in organised sports competitions in Mixed Netball, Cross-Country and Kwik Cricket. In addition this year we have added a mini tennis event to our programme allowing pupils the chance to use our indoor tennis centre as well as our new clay courts. Our impact assessment is a combination of the total number of pupils participating and feedback from sports staff at the schools attending. The total number of pupils impacted by these events is 600. Also we received emails with the following comments ‘the pupils loved the opportunity to compete in an event with such amazing facilities – Thatcham Park SSCO’ and ‘this event encouraged a significant number of our pupils to play Kwik Cricket in our after school club and be more physically active as a result & the oppoututinty to allow our pupils the chance to play tennis in such a fantastic venue will definitely inspire them to play at home and beyond’ – Bradfield Southend SSCO’
We started a ‘Young Leaders Academy’ in partnership with a local charity Berkshire Youth. The Leadership Academy trained up 24 Bradfield pupils to work with 5 local Primary Schools who offer after-school club provision. The leaders work with pupils who attend the afterschool club and assist with homework, run sports competitions and arts/crafts for the pupils. This has been expanded this year with a further 20 Bradfield pupils completing the leadership academy training and then volunteering their time at the after school clubs. The impact statement is the number of pupils supported as part of the programme and sees over 80 primary school aged pupils supported by 30 Young Leaders each week.
Our ‘Primary Schools Science Series’ is a programme of science enrichment workshops available free of charge to local primary schools. The programme offers venue, transport to the workshops, equipment for the practical science experiments and science staffing free of charge. The programme is run on six occasions throughout the academic year and can be offered to upto 60 pupils per session. This means that the programme sees 360 primary school pupils take part in it over the academic year.
We have a ‘Music Partnership Project’ with our cluster group of local primary schools alongside Theale Green School aimed at increasing partnership between the two schools but also improving music provision at Theale Green in the process. The partnership sees a number of Bradfield and Theale pupils working together, either in performances or leading educational workshops as part of the ‘Apollo 5 Young Leaders Programme’. Bradfield cover the costs of transport, specialist music staff, provide a venue for training/performance. This impacted, 200 primary school pupils impacted through their involvement in the educational workshops, culminating in the ‘Big Sing’ event at the end of the year.
The ‘English Partnership Project’ with Theale Green School is a project aimed at improving enrichment activities and academic support for GCSE and A-Level students at Theale Green who are studying English. The project impacts 200 students at Theale and Bradfield provides staffing, resources and a venue for seminars, talks and workshops.