The full list of initial partners is shown here:
Co-operative Schools Network (CSNET)
The Co-operative Schools Network is the delivery arm for the national family of co-operative schools and provides a range of support services and considerable educational expertise to schools in our region and across the country. The involvement of CSNET will support us in developing a co-operative, values-driven ethos across the whole curriculum and bring national and international links with other co-operative educational institutions and organisations
East Kent Learning Alliance (EKLA)
The East Kent Learning Alliance is a Teaching School Alliance operating across the east of the County. It includes primary and secondary schools amongst its members and has a remit to provide training for those who wish to be teachers, those who are currently working as teachers, and those who aspire to leadership in our schools. The benefits of having local and bespoke provision are clear, and would enable us to ensure that our staff continue to be well-trained.
Coastal Children’s Centres
Coastal Children’s Centres are natural partners for local schools, as they work with the parents and young children who will one day attend our schools. Their partnership work with schools is well-established, as is their role in supporting parents in the initial stages of bringing up their own child. They offer so much more than this and are an asset to our community. They are very excited about having a formal arrangement to work with schools, and are keen to support us in helping our children with their wider needs beyond the academic
Herne Bay High School
Herne Bay High School has always played a central role in the work of the Coastal Alliance and continues to do so as an external partner in the trust. As a large, good, secondary school which is served by many of the local primary schools, we ensure excellent transition work and maintain our existing strong relationship with our secondary school partner. We continue to benefit from the expertise of its subject specialist staff and fantastic facilities, especially the sporting opportunities that it continues to offer and support that it provides. We are delighted that Herne Bay High are our partner.
Spires Academy is proud to be a member of the Coastal Alliance. As a ‘Small School with a Big Heart’ the sense of community is central to our ethos and values. Working alongside our partner schools to ensure all the children in the Coastal area benefit from strong collaborative cross phase working is so important. It ensures the young people and families we serve experience the highest quality in transition and support. It enables our staff to grow and learn from each other.