The Ansford Learning Partnership (ALP)

The Ansford Learning Partnership provides the opportunity to work with children across the local schools in a range of curricular and extra-curricular activities.  This includes regular sports festivals and tournaments held at Ansford Academy to enable older learners to develop leadership and coaching skills as they work with primary pupils in a safe and competitive environment. Primary learners benefit also from enrichment days for example, More Able children with particular talents, subject specific sessions and the opportunity to perform as part of a big theatrical production!

More recently we have developed regular networking and Continuing Professional Development opportunities.  The ALP priorities we are working on together are:

  • Focus on raising attainment in maths across the primary schools
  • Further develop the skills & knowledge of learning support staff in supporting maths
    intervention programmes
  • Continue to develop expertise within local EYFS leaders with a focus on moderation
    judgements & sharing good practice
  • Share data across the 7 primary schools in order to analyse areas of strength & areas
    for development
  • Establish a SENCO working group in order to share expertise & resources and to
    identify areas of expertise
  • Establish support & guidance on the effective use of data for English and Maths
  • Moderation of quality of teaching judgements

The Somerset Partnership

The Somerset Partnership is a formal alliance that is focused on improving educational outcomes and opportunities for young people. It includes three secondary schools – Ansford Academy, The Blue School and Kingsmead School – and around 20 primary/infant schools from across those areas, all of whom feed into those secondary schools. As a group of schools we are committed to work together to help our school, our children and staff, to develop.

The ambition is that schools will retain the individual character and flavour that helps them serve their local communities, whilst at the same time providing them with the support structures necessary to deal with the many issues that we face currently. All schools that have agreed to join the Partnership share a similar vision and values. Individually, there is variation from church schools to non-church schools, some very small, rural primaries contrasting with some large secondaries. Regardless of their current position, all have agreed to work on behalf of all of the children across the Partnership.