Impact of partnership work done in 2018 (ISC annual Census 2019)
- 2 state schools involved
- 20 to 50 state school pupils involved
- 100 staff hours given
We have established a relationship between Hornsby House School and Lark Hall Primary School, with one of the Deputy Heads at the school sitting on the Board of Governors at Lark Hall. Within the last calendar year the children from both schools worked together on a drama project at the Ovalhouse theatre, which explored the themes of identity and self-representation.
Children from both schools were able to explore these themes very successfully with a cohort of children from a different demographic to the one with which they ordinarily work. Various ideas and concepts emerged which were then followed up through PSHE and other channels in both schools.
The school have invited a number of local primary schools to their Girls’ Cricket festival, within which the children are coached in the basics of the game and then take part in some fun matches. The festival is run by Hornsby staff and also provides visiting staff with a CPD opportunity to take back some of the key coaching skills to their own schools.
We are currently working with Trinity St Mary’s Primary School to facilitate access to Hornsby’s allocation of grass sports pitches at the Trinity Fields Sports Fields, which are in close proximity of the school. Again a member of Hornsby House School sits on the Board of Trustees to ensure that there is public benefit from local primary schools having access to the fields, subsidized by Hornsby House and Finton House schools.
Working closely with Kevin McAdoo at Trinity St Mary’s we are planning a number of sports development afternoons involving children from both Hornsby House and Trinity St Mary’s at which staff from both schools can work with, and learn from, each other.