Horley Learning Partnership
As a group of schools chosen to pilot the Surrey initiative ‘Organising for Success’ - School Focused Community Planning, The Horley Learning Partnership was officially formed in 2003 and entered into a Service Level Agreement with the LEA.
Burstow Primary School
Charlwood Infant School
Horley Infant School
Manorfield Primary and Nursery School
Meath Green Infant School
Meath Green Junior School
Langshott Infant School
The main focus of this pilot project was the devolvement of a range of services to a group of schools within a pilot locality to develop autonomous management and integrated service delivery. This promotes social inclusion, raises achievement and the role of schools as part of community solutions to local needs.
The Horley Learning Partnership will generate quality educational opportunities to inspire a life-long learning community.
The Partnership aims to enhance the education of all our pupils and their families through collective expertise, improved co-ordination of professional services and the creation of an effective network, maximising the educational opportunities for our community.
- We aim to raise achievement and aspiration at all Key Stages by developing effective and pro-active support strategies.
- We aim to provide Continued Professional Development to all our staff members to enable them to achieve their full potential.
- We seek to become a ‘ground breaking’ Partnership
The Partnership is constantly looking for ways of meeting the needs of the individual schools as well as promoting innovation and new learning opportunities.
In February 2004 we became an Associate Member of NCSL Networked Learning Communities. This gave us access to their expertise and resources. We were also invited to attend seminars, training sessions and Conferences. Collaborative Leadership Learning is an initiative of NLC that the HLP has embraced and it is proving to be beneficial to all our members.
The Partnership is successful because it is built on a firm foundation of mutual trust and respect and the 11 schools involved are serious about sharing expertise, knowledge and resources. They are willing to work together and participate actively in the Partnership.
The Partnership employs an ICT Technician who provides support to the schools as well as a Project Manager who oversees the day to day running of the Partnership and is a liaison person between the schools as well as with the community and LEA. Her role is also source funding and to promote the HLP.
Having our own Centre – the Bungalow based in the grounds of Meath Green Infant School is a great advantage. Meetings, training seminars for staff and parents all take place there. The family room provides facilities for a crècheas well as a meeting room for families.
- MPT team liaison
- Improving relationships with other agencies
- Social Care
- HEI – East Surrey College etc
- The community – service clubs, sports clubs and council members
- Shared IT Technician services
- Shared Inset days and Federation Days
- Counsellor service
- Nurturing Project for Transition Phase Key stage 2 -3
- Training provided for TA’s
- Sharing good practice – curriculum issues and visits to schools
- Family Education together with FACE
- Parenting Circles
- First Aid
- English for Foreigners
- Communication and PR for HLP
- Sharing experiences with others
- Pupil Voice –
- Leadership Development of Pupil Council
- Pupil Ambassadors
- Curriculum Focus:
- Written Communication
- Boys Underachieving
- Maths – using IT as a tool
- ICT – developing joint curriculum
- After school opportunities to use ICT
- Oakwoods Technology Status impacting on Primary Schools
- Involving more staff members in HLP activities
- Involve Parents and Governors in HLP
- Family Education (Ready Steady Cook comes to Horley!) linked to Healthy Schools
- International links