Impact of partnership work done in 2019 (ISC annual Census 2020)
- 6 state schools involved
- 50 to 100 state school pupils involved
- 150 staff hours given
• We provide one PE teacher for one afternoon each week to Colchester Royal Grammar School. That amounted to 60 hours over the last year and impacted on the girls recruited to the Sixth Form of the school. The School has now been able to offer Netball and take part in competitive games when required.
• As an Eco School’s legacy Ambassador School (Green Flag), we have provided information and support for the development of the Eco Schools initiative to schools that are both local and further afield, providing a member of staff to visit different institutions or by inviting staff into school to view the work undertaken at St Mary’s. Additionally, support has been provided from an educational view point for the work undertaken by Colchester Borough Council – providing staff and student speakers for an Eco Conference for local schools and businesses.
• We are a member of the local Sporting Partnership and all competitive fixtures and with local state schools across all key stages. As a School, we also host fixtures on our site.
• We offer the use of our minibus fleet to the local Sixth Form College, free of charge for use on Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award weekends. Without this offer of help some students would be unable to complete the award as the cost of minibus hire would render the trip financially inaccessible.
• We offer the opportunity for local primary schools to attend our Literary Festival free-of-charge. The festival provides opportunities for young people to meet authors, illustrators and story tellers and to broaden their knowledge of literature. Transport to and from the venue is also freely provided.
• Forest School Area- we have a large, fully resourced Forest School area and we have offered its use free of charge to all of our local primary schools. We also have a Forest Schools Leader who is engaged with outreach work.