We are extremely proud of the many partnerships we have developed over the past eighteen months. The results of which are intended to improve the outcomes for our children at Cam Everlands.
Our Futures Project
We have worked with the Coventry Building Society to provide children with opportunities to see how key skills they learn in school are vital to working environments. We hope to extend this project this year by giving pupils further opportunities to experience aspirational settings in the wider world of work.
Microsoft Showcase School
Microsoft have selected Cam Everlands as a showcase school for developing technology to enhance learning. As one of new showcase schools, Microsoft are supportive of our school vision to use technology to enhance the learning of children. Being part of the Microsoft Showcase School programme will enable the Cam Everlands to work with experts in education technology employed by Microsoft and educators in schools like Simon De Senlis.
Forest Green Rovers F.C
We are pleased to have Forest Green Rover's (FGR) pupil ambassadors and FGR teacher, Emma Binns, working in our school. FGR are aiming to create a truly sustainable football club, which would be a world first. Our links will enable pupils to see how the club has developed its ‘green’ agenda, which we believe will contribute to raising the pupils' understanding of sustainability.
As part of our ambition to improve the standard of writing in school, we have teamed up with Pie Corbett and 3 primary schools: King Stanley, St Matthews CofE and St Marys in Tetbury. Talk for Writing, developed by Pie Corbett, supported by Julia Strong, is powerful because it is based on the principles of how children learn. It is powerful because it enables children to imitate the language they need for a particular topic orally before reading and analysing it and then writing their own version.
Coney Hill Primary in Gloucester and Fair Furlong Primary in Bristol are both outstanding primary schools we have and will continue to work closely with to improve teaching and learning in our school. Both these schools achieve excellent outcomes with their children, despite many coming from disadvantaged backgrounds. We thank their headteachers, Rachel Lane and Emma Drew, for their continued support. We also draw on the support Wallscourt Farm Academy, Dursley CoE Primary Academy and Uplands Community Primary to develop teaching and leadership.
We welcome the support of many community professionals to assist the school in helping children believe and achieve. Our approach is rooted in our belief that building positive trusting relationships with professionals based beyond the school can make a difference to the lives of our children. We have worked successfully with a Clic Sargent nurse, an educational psychologist, behavioural support teams, local authority advisors and lead teachers (GlosEds), health care workers, social services and the local constabulary.