Aims of the project
To enhance teaching and learning and raise aspirations.
Background and goals
Since 2007 pupils from the Dragon and Pegasus School had been sharing 'Partners in Learning projects', and the schools developed a trust and a creative working relationship. The children and staff got to know each other and enjoyed working together. When we were asked by the then Head Teacher of Pegasus, Jill Hudson, if we could extend the projects we were happy to do so. The Blackbird Academy grew out of these initial conversations.
Good governance, collaboration between management teams, support for staff initiatives.
Our school facilities are used.
We use teaching and non teaching staff who are enaged for different but defined periods of time.
We are able to support some projects financially through external funds.
Establishing the metrics for evaluating outcomes is under review.
Pupils between the ages of 8 and 13 work together with the majority of the projects covering the primary age range.
We organise several 'Partners in Learning' projects each year covering, the Arts, Science, Music, Design Technology, Enterprise, Philanthropy and Sport.
Frequency and duration
Projects are ongoing and developing each year.