As a BD5 school, we work very closely with other primary schools in our area to help develop teaching and learning, and improve life chances for our families and the community.
Each half-term the Head Teachers from the 9 local BD5 schools meet to work together. We also have a School Improvement Partner who attends the meetings. The schools that take part in My BD5 include:
All Saints’ C of E Primary School
Bankfoot Primary School
Marshfield Primary School
Newby Primary School
St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School
St Matthew’s C of E Primary School
St Stephen’s Primary School
Rainbow Primary School
As a result of our meetings, we run a number of My BD5 Networks. We currently run:
– A NQT Network, which brings together Newly Qualified Teachers across BD5 for training, support and networking.
– A Writing Moderation Network. This helps us to standardise writing assessments across the area, helping to improve the accuracy of our assessments.
– A SENDCo Network. This allows our SEND leaders to meet together in order to discuss new updates to SEND teaching.
– EYFS Leaders Network, which brings together teachers from Early Years with Children’s Centres and Nurseries. The Network work together to improve and develop teaching and learning in Early Years.
– A Business Manager’s Network. The primary aim of this group is to save money by bulk buying key items across the 9 schools.
– BD5 Literacy Festival. A fantastic event, the BD5 Literacy Festival improves reading and writing skills through drama. Children take part in plays and workshops and also get the opportunity to see professionals perform.
– Peer review and triads. BD5 is a diverse and large area of Bradford, so for some of our work we split into groups of 3 schools, known as triads. Within these triads, the BD5 schools focus on specific issues more closely related to their individual schools.
– Family reading events. This is a new event for 2016-2017, where the schools come together to celebrate and encourage reading at home.