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Partnerships

The Claydon Pyramid of schools consists of Claydon High School and all of the primary schools which feed into it. The pyramid of schools work together to support improvement in learning for all our pupils and to ensure that transition between phases of education is effective.

We have strong links with Claydon High School and are further developing these for the benefit of the pupils at both schools. Recent initiatives in this area have included: 
  • Year 5 pupils being taught food technology at the High School, using specialist staff and facilities
  • Nursery pupils having a play session in the High School hall and visiting the Learning Resource Centre for a story session
  • High School prefects leading assemblies for Key Stage 2 pupils
  • Year 5 and 6 pupils visiting the Learning Resource Centre at the High School
  • High School prefects and Sports Leaders supporting Primary School events
  • Claydon High School support staff observing how phonics is taught in the Primary School
  • Claydon High School history teacher supporting Year 3 and Year 4 teachers planning a new unit of work
  • Claydon High School geography teacher joining Year 1 and Year 2 on their visit to Felixstowe
  • SENCO, science and English pyramid groups where subject leaders meet to work together
  • Key Stage 2 pupils attending 'performances' at Claydon High School
  • Year 5 Arts Day
We also currently have a governor who is on both governing bodies which supports partnership working.


Other Partnerships
Working with our locality, Ipswich South and West, in 2016-17 we were part of a middle leadership initiative. English subject leaders worked together to monitor and evaluate the teaching of writing in EYFS and KS1. We have also been working with other schools to support improvement in KS3 by focusing on enhanced transition from KS2 to KS3. 

In 2015-16 we were part of a LA organised triad of school as part of the 'Good to Unstoppable' project which involved the three schools working together to support, review and evaluate each other.

In addition, we have also been members of a 'Suffolk School Improvement Group Family of Schools', which consisted of the primary schools in the Claydon Pyramid. Work has included development in all the schools linked to the teaching of grammar with shared professional development opportunities for teachers across the schools. Prior to this, it supported professional development to raise standards and teacher subject knowledge in a range of curriculum areas.