AXIA Learning Alliance
AXIA Update (November 2021):
Forest Schools: During last summer term, a group of 6 children completed a 6 week programme at New Longton All Saints C of E Primary School. There were real benefits for the children who participated; improved self-esteem, co-operation and independence. This term some of our staff will be receiving the training so we can run regular sessions for children at our school. We are currently developing our outdoor area and I am sure that you have already noticed a few new additions to the school field. We can't wait until we have our fire pit and canopy installed. It'll be toasted marshallows all round!
Peer Review: Our school is part of a school improvement group that are going to run a project for this academic year with McArdle Education. Our focus is going to be ‘Developing the whole school curriculum to help children to know more, remember more and apply more.' This is linked to our School Improvement Plan and also Ofsted’s expectations. We are working with Penwortham Broad Oak and Lostock Hall CPS Leadership Teams from Axia Learning Alliance, who will work with our Senior Leaders to celebrate our good practice and look for our next steps. This is a great opportunity for us all.
STEM Working group: Our STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) group are now underway with a project. 6 children from each of the Axia schools will be visiting us at St Aidan’s to work collaboratively. The project will entail several days working in collaboration to create a 'chain reaction'.
Forward First: Axia have joined with 4 schools in Skelmersdale for this project. We are developing our own School Direct ITT Programme in conjunction with Edge Hill University. Hopefully you will have seen our banner on the railings. Currently we are recruiting and have several open days at EHC. To find out more information about getting into teaching, you can visit our website for more details. https://www.staidansprimaryschool.co.uk/forward-first-school-direct