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27th February 2017

Collaborative learning

Collaboration is a great way of learning and enables schools to share best practice. Last week we seized every opportunity to join together with other schools, continuing to cement existing relationships but also forging new relationships which will help Harehills Primary school to remain strong and continue to flourish and develop.

Our Upper Key Stage 2 staff visited Ruth Gorse Academy on Wednesday to establish links for transition to high school, but also to explore using their amazing facilities to help us add to our provision for Science, ICT and Food in the Curriculum. What better way could there be for our children getting a taste of what High school is all about than actually having their lessons in a high school for the day.

Thursday saw us welcome teachers from Bracken Edge Primary school, offering them the opportunity to observe our fantastic teaching and learning in Maths. Well done to Mrs Marshall and the Year 3 and 4 team who did our school proud by showcasing quality provision and excellent behaviour and attitudes to learning. Our visitors went away with some great ideas and very grateful for the support they had been given.

Finally on Friday, our Assistant Headteachers, Miss Pallas and Mrs Kane visited Bankside Primary and Bracken Edge Primary schools as part of our Ensign Alliance line of enquiry which aims to identify ways of improving both early Reading and Phonics outcomes. We are excited by what impact this initiative will have and look forward to hosting colleagues here in March as well as visiting Hovingham Primary And Holy Rosary St Anne's Primary schools who are the other member of our learning alliance.

There is no limit on what we can learn from others and how powerful it can be to share what we do and reflect on how effective we are.