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Benenden School and The John Wallis Academy - a Strong Partnership

Our two schools share in a growing and reciprocal friendship which aims to promote the betterment of Benenden and The John Wallis Academy. The focus is upon the sharing of expertise, resources and opportunities to improve the education, aspiration and skill set of our respective communities.

How we work with The John Wallis Academy

We work in a variety of ways with John Wallis, some examples of which are listed below:

·        The Heads of both Schools sit on one another’s governing bodies

·        We provide the academy with help on policy scrutiny and strategic planning

·        Joint working between Heads of Departments at both Schools to share best practice

Art

·        Shared life drawing classes with the academy

Languages

·        Critical Language day event

·        Shared mock exam papers with the academy

Science

·        The academy visit us to carry out practical work

·        Share resources with them at A Level.

·        The academy Year 12 students looking at Medicine are invited to Medical Society Fridays

Geography

·        Share resources on essay writing skills

History

·        Support the possible transition to AQA at A Level

Mentoring

·        Six One Mentoring of the academy pupils

Psychology

·        Sharing of skills

·        Shared planning playing to each department’s strengths

Dance

·        The academy perform at the Dance Show as part of the Benenden Arts Festival

·        The academy cheerleaders performed at the opening of Benenden's All-Weather Pitch and Pavilion

UCAS/Careers

·        Regular invites to events

·        Offers of Oxbridge and Personal Statement support

·        Sharing of Benenden’s Careers and HE Bulletin

Combined Cadets Force (CCF)

·        Weekly CCF sessions