Eastbourne Schools Partnership

Partner: Eastbourne Schools Partnership
Partner type: Community Group
Project category: Academic

‘The Eastbourne Schools Partnership is a shining example of schools working together for the benefit of the pupils and the wider community.’
David Hoare Chair of OFSTED October 2015

The Eastbourne Schools Partnership is a partnership of Schools and Colleges located in the Eastbourne area. By linking our resources, expertise, enthusiasm and commitment we aim to develop projects and ideas that inspire, excite and offer creative opportunities for children and young people. In so doing we hope to enable our pupils to work together for mutual benefit and the benefit of others across our town.


The Causeway School
The Cavendish School
The Eastbourne Academy
Eastbourne College

Gildredge House
Hailsham Community College

Ratton School

Roedean Moira House
Seaford Head School

St Catherine's College
Sussex Downs College
Willingdon Community School

Aims of the project

The Eastbourne Schools Partnership is a partnership of Schools and Colleges located in the Eastbourne area. By linking our resources, expertise, enthusiasm and commitment we aim to develop projects and ideas that inspire, excite and offer creative opportunities for children and young people. In so doing we hope to enable our pupils to work together for mutual benefit and the benefit of others across our town.

Background and goals

A group of Heads got together in March 2014 and the idea of the Partnership was developed. It has been established since May 2014.

Resources

Each school provides a 'Champion' (someone with energy, enthusiasm and commitment from each of the schools. This group meets four times a year and develops and drives forward initiatives and ideas. The Heads also meet regularly and the Operational group reports to them through the appointed Chair and administrator. A yearly report and accounts also go to this group for signing off. Each partner school provides £1000 to a central pot for use across the agreed projects and priorities for each year.     

Impact

Qualitative and quantitative assessment is on-going. There is a yearly report and accounts produced.

Pupil involvement

In the 20 months that the Partnership has been in existence there have been in excess of 12 projects ranging from the production of large banners for the train station, a gala concert, a busking event and concert for charity, a series of creative writing workshops, engagement with the hustings for the election, an annual lecture, performances for the local community through the Chamber of Commerce, talks and workshops from poets and writers, a residency with Rambert, engagement with a new Classics hub and code breaking sessions. Pupils are 11-18.

Frequency and duration

This is an on-going partnership.