MANAGEMENT PARTNERSHIP FOR CLYST HEATH NURSERY AND COMMUNITY PRIMARY SCHOOL AND COUNTESS WEAR COMMUNITY SCHOOL
In September 2018, Countess Wear Community School entered into a Management Partnership Agreement with Clyst Heath Nursery and Community Primary School.
This agreement has been wholly supported by the governors and staff of both schools and is a pre-cursor to the possibilities of a sustained partnership between the two schools as we move into the future. The Management Partnership will be in place for four terms in total.
The agreed aims of the Management Partnership are:
To share strategic leadership to enhance further the quality of education in both schools
To build leadership capacity and secure high quality leadership at Countess Wear and Clyst Heath primary schools
To continue to develop robust school improvement practices so that teaching and learning raises standards and sustained pupil progress is secured at both schools
To ensure that the two governing boards work in partnership to improve outcomes for all children
To continue to provide learning and developmental opportunities for staff in both schools
To ensure the continuing development of both schools whilst maintaining the individual characteristics, ethos, distinctiveness and strengths of each school
In the context of wider collaborative discussions, to make an informed decision about a federation between the two schools in the future
The aims and values of the Management Partnership are monitored by a designated committee which includes the Chairs of both Governing Body’s
Mrs Karen Hadley, the substantive Headteacher of Clyst Heath Nursery and Community Primary School, has been appointed to the position of Executive Headteacher for both schools.
This is a strategic post and involves working closely with the senior teams and staff from both schools.
At Countess Wear, the Head of school is Mrs Julie Gilbert and the Assistant Headteacher is Mrs Helen McShane.
At Clyst Heath, the Head of School is Mrs Emma Bennett and the Assistant Headteacher is Mr Jeremy Davy.
Should you have questions regarding the current Partnership agreement, please do not hesitate to contact a member of the Governing Body via the main admin teams at individual schools.
School Ethos and Values
Clyst Heath has a strong inclusive learning ethos where we live out our school values in a happy and confident way. The school motto ‘Aim High, Achieve the Best’ is well known by our children and frequently demonstrated in day to day life and activity of the school. We believe that education at Clyst Heath is an experience that all children should enjoy to the full and our curriculum offer is broad and balanced in order that this is upheld.
Our school website will give you a good flavour of what you can expect at Clyst Heath but please do come and visit us in order than you can see and experience the ethos at first hand for yourself and your child.