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Christchurch Learning Partnership

The school is proud to be a committed member of the Christchurch Learning Partnership (CLP), a group of local primary headteachers who support one another to improve outcomes for children. We seek to work together to transform children’s lives. 

As a group of headteachers we plan and host termly CPD for Subject Leaders to help enhance and support a shared approach to curriculum development. In addition to this recent examples of our collaboration together (and their support) has been the Singing Strategy and Sports Development Days. Not only are these beneficial to our pupils but also support CPD of our staff.  We liaise with Christchurch Junior School P.E. department to organise and run our popular Sports Days.

Christchurch PE and Sport

As a school we have been actively involved in the development of the Christchurch School Sports Partnership. We work very closely with the partnership manager, Dan Moody, and all other schools in Christchurch. We access all the relevant elements in the overview below and contribute to the development of the partnership.

The Christchurch School Sport Partnership has been highlighted as an example of best practice by the Department for Education and the Youth Sport Trust. We have presented at various national and regional conferences including the Youth Sport Trust conference on the Christchurch model. We have also been presented with several awards over the past few years including:

  • YST Lead School Conference – ‘Empowering Activism’ – 2018-2019

  • School Games Regional Innovation Award 2016-2017

  • YST Lead School Conference National Award ‘Advisor/Enabler of Others’ – 2016-2017

  • School Games Organiser National Award for ‘providing competitive opportunities for all young people including the least active’ – 2016

  • School Games Organiser Regional Award for ‘providing competitive opportunities for all young people including the least active’ – 2016

Recent Staff Professional Development:

Jim Roberson, 26/2/20

The staff from all Christchurch Pyramid schools listened to guest speaker, Assistant Head and Behaviour Coach, Jim Roberson on 26th February 2020. Jim is currently an Assistant head on the south coast, is a powerhouse of ideas and insights designed to help young people help themselves. The lessons Jim shares are lessons hard earned, growing up in New York’s Bronx where he had a sports scholarship to play his beloved America Football, something he did at professional level until injury took its toll. A qualified and experienced teacher based in the UK for many years, he has also created and run a whole series of programmes outside of schools, working with local police, community workers, local business and sports clubs, all designed to help children and young people grasp the opportunities they have and understand that whatever has happened in the past there is always another way.

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