Bidford Primary Partnership

Year of Formation:2013
Hub:Bidford-on-Avon CofE Primary School
Co-ordinator:Kirstin Greygoose

Partnership schools:Astwood Bank First School; Mappleborough Green Primary School; Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic First School; St Bede’s Catholic Middle School; Tanworth-in-Arden CofE Primary School; Webheath Primary Academy

The Bidford Partnership has enjoyed an exciting year, with silver PSQM awards for Our Lady of Mount Carmel First School and Tanworth-in-Arden Primary School, and a second gold PSQM award for Bidford Primary School. The partnership has welcomed several new schools this year, to extend our reach into the local community.

Family Learning Nights have continued to be a regular feature of our partnership activities. The University of Warwick entertained and amazed pupils with the inflatable planetarium and a talk on ‘Aliens’ and The Chipping Norton Amateur Astronomy Group held a telescope workshop
and stargazing evening – with more to look forward to in the

coming months. Once again we welcomed Laurel Armstrong from Sphere Science to run a Forces Circus with our year 1 pupils across the partnership, an exciting day for all.

In a year of change, we have also used the partnership to support curriculum planning, development and moderation. The year ended with a series of science quizzes across the schools which will culminate in an ultimate champions quiz during British Science Week, alongside a science fair and outreach activities on ‘Sound’.