Impact of partnership work done in 2019 (ISC annual Census 2020)
- 15 state schools involved
- 500+ state school pupils involved
- 1000 staff hours given
*Please note, data shown here is from the 2020 Census for partnerships in 2019, rather than from the 2021 Census. This is due to the impact of COVID-19 on full year collection for 2021. The coronavirus pandemic has forced many schools to put some partnership projects on hold until restrictions are eased.
Over the past year, Charterhouse has worked in partnership with fifteen local state schools, as well as a range of community and voluntary organisations, and two educational partnership projects abroad.
Key projects and related impact are detailed below.
• As part of the Broadwater-Charterhouse Educational Partnership, over 100 young people from the local state secondary school are engaged, and many members of staff. Projects this year have included a Raising Aspirations programme for 15 academically gifted pupils, and an exam preparation session for all Year 11s. Joint staff development has included a focussed session on differentiation; each staff seminar will involve around half a dozen teachers from each school. Feedback is taken from pupils and staff at both schools and used to shape future programmes. The Partnership is framed by a Memorandum of Understanding which outlines the scope and commitment of the relationship.
• We are a significant partner of a local primary school in Special Measures. As well as supporting the school’s Anglican ethos, our focus has been on co-curricular outreach. Charterhouse pupils run three regular clubs at the school, to which one third of the pupil body has already signed up within a term of starting. Additionally, in January 2019, Charterhouse’s Director of Music and two pupils begin giving music lessons at the primary school, building on the music assemblies already held. This partnership is currently being developed into a wider Strategic Partnership with the managing Diocese.
• Similar music outreach assemblies are held at a range of local primary schools. We are currently establishing a literacy support group at another local infants school, and several Charterhouse teachers serve as governors of local state schools (secondary and primary).
• Our Sports outreach involves a large number of young people from across the area. We host the MCC Cricket Hub for Surrey and have a growing programme of matches and coaching with state schools. A wide number of individual arrangements exist providing links between Charterhouse and local schools, for example the provison of smaller clubs or enrichment activities.
• For many years, Charterhouse has run STEM revision courses for local state school students, annually attended by over 100 pupils in this small town. We also run a highly successful STEM teacher training programme. Feedback is gathered regular (and can be viewed on our website and Schools Together portal).
• Our annual Arty Mornings continue to grow: in 2018, 120 children from five local primary schools were involved. Charterhouse pupils and staff are involved in planning, hosting, performing and leading the events. Feedback is gathered from partner schools and is used to shape the content and logistics of future events (this feedback is almost unanimously positive with no suggested improvements, but we continue to evaluate and develop).
• We run an annual residential course for 20 pupils from our partner primary school in London. This is led and hosted by Charterhouse sixth-formers who run the various academic and co-curricular activities. Feedback is gathered and is used to shape future courses.
• We continue to be a partner of the Aldridge Foundation, with a particular focus on two of their academies. In 2018, joint staff development was undertaken as well as pupil interactions in economics and sport.
• Our facilities sharing is extremely broad and encompasses both individual arrangements with local schools and charities (for example, use of our minibuses by primary schools) and large-scale community events (such as the annual contests hosted by our sports centre).
• We work closely with strategic partners including all levels of local Government. Feedback suggests that, over recent years, Charterhouse is seen as renewing its commitment to community and partnership, in line with increased and dedicated senior resource, and we believe there are reputational, educational, economic and ethical benefits to this. Senior staff across the School are highly engaged, with a large number of teachers and support staff now actively giving to community and partnership projects.