Growing from 20 schools in 2015-2016, to 25 schools in 2018-2019 our achievements have been many as we have worked collaboratively to extend opportunities, experiences and raise standards.
In 2017-2018, at Bolton Learning Partnership we worked collaboratively across 13 schools providing 66 days of school to school support and established a pilot peer review programme for the benefit of all members. There were 47 hub meetings held and 3 hub lead meetings generating new ideas and the sharing of best practice across varying subject areas and specialisms.
Through our programme of joint professional development, we have held:
4 Bolton Leading and Learning Together sessions for Head Teachers
4 Leading and Managing Curriculum Change sessions for 18 senior leaders within our schools
An NQT Induction Programme for 57 newly qualified teachers
A 2 day Youth Mental Health First Aid Qualification for 15 senior leaders
Mental Health First Aid Lite training for 12 middle leaders
6 programmes for Mental Health Champions for recently qualified teachers from 10 schools
A strategic HR programme for 2 Multi-Academy Trusts
6 Maths CPD workshops and a Science CPD workshop
A science coaching programme attended by 4 schools
Awarding body training on curriculum/qualifications and assessment for all schools
Joint professional development on the Funding Formula for all schools
BLA; MFL, Maths, Teaching & Learning conferences.
We have worked together collaboratively on ALPS Connect and School Direct. We held Instructional Rounds which were hosted by 6 schools and held an in year fair access panel for all schools. In addition, members of Bolton Learning Partnership have had access to data booklets, a mental health school audit, an ‘Instructional Rounds’ teaching and learning manual for Bolton, amongst other resources. Bolton Learning Partnership has provided access to Bolton school improvement team, subsidised support and packages from Tutor Trust, Whole Education, GL Assessment and Awarding Body training.