Impact of partnership work done in 2022 (ISC annual Census 2023)
- 5 state schools involved
- 21-50 state school pupils involved
- 10 staff hours given
Sport The sport’s workshops in particular, offer worthwhile opportunities and experiences for both our pupils and those in the maintained sector. The workshops are split so that all the pupils are mixed in together and whilst the Prince’s Mead staff run the training sessions, as our pupils have specialist teaching in this area, they too help the visiting pupils. It offers upskilling in skills as well as excellent social interaction, leadership and initiative opportunities. We provide our sports hall, courts and tea free of charge and it is a very worthwhile initiative, that is greatly appreciated by all taking part.
Exams By offering to host maintained sector pupils sitting entrance exams to independent senior schools, we give them an opportunity to work in a formal exam environment for their mock exams and they then return to sit the real thing. Prince’s Mead staff mark their mock papers and give one to one guidance on exam technigue and advice.
Chess The chess matches between Prince’s Mead and the maintained sector have become a highlight for our Chess Club. Staff from maintained sector schools assist our staff in the running of competitions and we have found the sharing of expertise to be beneficial for all pupils. The excitement created by having special visitors to play matches against us and the enthusiasm shown by the visitors for our teas, has really inspired all those involved in the club to go from strength to strength.
Sharing Minibuses Our commitment as a school to green issues is critical and the minibuses are a significant element of teaching about sharing facilities and being green. Extending this use to local guide groups and charities ensures the message is shared especially as some of our pupils and their parents are involved with the external groups who benefit from our ‘no cost’ minibus sharing policy.