Learning Partnerships

Forest Way Teaching School Alliance
Swannington CE Primary School is a key member of the Forest Way teaching School Alliance and we are currently represented on the board. Our membership gives us the opportunity to work with other schools on important areas for our learners; it gives our teachers and support staff access to high quality professional learning throughout the year; it offers us support for individual learners through Forest Way’s SEN expertise.

We provide professional development for other members of the Alliance and have a close association with the Forest Way School Direct Programme, having had student teachers on placements in the last two academic years.

Charlie Taylor, Chief Executive of the NCTL, gave a speech about a school-led system to the conference in Nottingham on 17th January 2014.

"Forest Way is much more than an outstanding school. It is, I believe, a template for education in England in the future. It was one of the first teaching schools designated in 2011 and since then it is quite remarkable what has been achieved."

You can read Mr Taylor’s full speech if you click here. You can find out more about the Alliance by visitng their  website.

Coalville Family of Schools
The Coalville Family of Schools are a group which meet regularly, the group consists of head teachers across fifteen schools in the Coalville area. These schools work in a close relationship and work towards the Coalville area promise:

An entitlement for All children to experience each of the following through their school life:

Participation in collaborative curriculum events.

Participation in inter school sports through the support of the NWL School Sports Partnership.

An opportunity to celebrate diversity and have first hand experience of other cultures.

To take part in an arts programme across schools and phases.

To have access to out of curriculum hours provision across schools supported by leadership and volunteering opportunities.

To have access to the highest quality education possible.

Coalville Collaborative
The Coalville Collaborative is a mutually supportive collaboration of seven schools working to develop and enhance educational provision and opportunity for all. The headteachers, governors, staff and children meet regularly for mutual support and benefit.

Our key priorities include:

Education and Enrichment
Provide opportunities for children to experience a range of educational and enrichment activities alongside children from other schools.

Sport and Physical Education
To provide additional and inclusive opportunities for children to experience new activities and competitive sport.

Staff Development
Staff development through project development, moderation and shared INSET.

Leadership and Management
Development of shared approaches to assessment through moderation, SEND and informal headship and governor support.