Impact of partnership work done in 2019 (ISC annual Census 2020)
- 88 state schools involved
- 500+ state school pupils involved
- 168 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.
For the ninth year in a row, we have worked with Ashmount School for children with special needs providing pottery classes for students in Key Stage 3. We provide the facilities, materials and tuition free of charge. This opportunity is well received by the students, many of whom cannot express themselves verbally, however they can communicate very effectively through the medium of art.
This year, as for many previous years, we have actively participated in the Charnwood Christmas toy appeal. We have collected new and nearly new toys and gifts for children and teenagers in the local community who will not otherwise receive a Christmas present. This year, as for the last 14 years, we host the EMACT 6th Form classics day to which over 100 students and staff from approximately 10 schools in the local area attended. We provide the supervision, venue and arrange the visiting speakers free of charge for local students. Whilst it is hard to draw a direct correlation with examination results, feedback both verbal and written is entirely positive from staff and students alike.
We have an ongoing partnership with Rushcliffe Academy where we are supporting non-specialist teachers in introducing and delivering Latin at their school. We have provided two staff to deliver introductory sessions and share resources and expertise to 4 staff at Rushcliffe. This has had a direct influence on 70 pupils enabling them to pursue a subject that would otherwise not have been available to them.
We have again provided cookery sessions to Year 6 pupils at Loughborough Church of England Primary School. The students have used our facilities and staff expertise to learn basic cookery skills which otherwise would not have been open to them in their own school environment. Many of the students have subsequently gone on to replicate the recipes learnt in their home environment.
We have invited students at De Lisle college and Charnwood College to attend A level examination preparation days in Modern Languages with our pupils, providing the venue and expertise. Whilst it is hard to draw a direct correlation with examination results, feedback both verbal and written is entirely positive from staff and students alike.
We have provided masterclasses in science for students from 31 local primary schools in the Charnwood area. This has allowed students involved to make use of laboratory facilities otherwise unavailable in their current educational scenario. This has consolidated their learning and enabled some practical experiments that they would not have been able to experience otherwise.
We also invite students from Limehurst Academy to the Spanish Plays held at LHS. This is aimed at pupils in years 8-13 and consists of an afternoon production given by visiting professionals.