Horn's Mill Primary School is an outward looking school which grasps every opportunity to learn from and support colleagues.
Frodsham and Villages Support Partnership
Evolving from the LA supported Education Improvement Partnership work, the FAVSP is a group of 11 primary schools and 1 high school in Helsby, Frodsham and the surrounding rural villages. Through this partnership, our school is able to access training, sharing of good practise and excellent transition. Children benefit from a range of activities and experiences that are organised by the group.
Sharon Wyatt, our head teacher is a member of a group of head teachers who all became heads in September 2014 and thus accessed traning provided by the LA called HeadSpace. This group of head teachers from Chester and surrounding areas has evolved over time and now work closely together ensuring an excellent support network and opportunities for shared training and good practise. Headteachers In Leading and Learning (HILL) has been developed as an offshoot of this group. The five headteachers involved work together on policy development, staff training and reviews of teaching and learning.
Horn's Mill Pre School
As our main feeder pre school and situated on our school site, we work very closely with Horn's Mill pre school. Whilst the staff are not managed by our school, we share and offer bespoke training through our EYFS leader to improve outcomes and transition from FS1 to 2.
The Literacy Co & First4Maths
Over the last few years senior leaders at Horn's mill have worked closely with these two consultancy companies. This has supported excellent CPD for those members of staff and subsequently our whole staff. We continue to have close links with both of these companies.
Reading and Research
As a team, we endeavour to read and research as much as time allows! Most recently we have been researching in prepaation for our Behaviour and Relationship Policy revew in January. We are looking at the work of Paul Dix, Steven Baker, Margaret Thorsborne, Louise Bomber and Dave Whittaker.
Tom Sherrington and Jonathan Lear have been sources of inspiration for our curriculum development with recent research delving into the Myatt & Co website.