Midlands Initial Teacher Training Primary Alliance

Primary Science Quality Mark

Injury Minimisation Program for Schools

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A huge achievement is that we are now able to sell their own produce. It is fantastic to see so many children involved in outdoor learning and having great fun doing so.
This year we achieved the Eco-Schools Silver Award. Eco-Schools is an international award programme that guides schools on their sustainable journey, providing a simple framework to help make sustainability an integral part of school life. Eco-Schools has helped enhance the curriculum and got the whole school united behind something important. Pupils are the driving force behind Eco-Schools and the members of the Gardening Club have worked extremely hard to reach this goal and continue to strive for the Green Flag Award.

The Nottingham Local Healthy Schools Programme is led and delivered through a partnership between Children’s Services and the Primary Care Trust.

To achieve Healthy Schools status a Whole School Review was carried out. This process reviewed our current provision in relation to the Health and Wellbeing. This follows the nine areas of a whole school approach to improvement:
Our school’s commitment to excellence in Science teaching and learning has been recognised with a gold standard award.

The Primary Science Quality Mark is an award scheme to enable primary schools across the UK to evaluate, strengthen and celebrate their science provision. Schools can achieve bronze, silver and gold awards.

Healthy Schools Gold and Emotional Health and Well-being Award

Welcome to the Midlands Initial Teacher Training Primary Alliance.  We are a newly-established partnership of eleven primary schools based in the East Midlands.  Several of us have worked together as SCITT schools (School Centred Initial Teacher Training) for a number of years and many of our former recruits are now employed with us.

Teaching is an exciting and diverse profession, which means you can go home each day knowing you’ve made a real difference and a valuable contribution to shaping the future of the next generation.   It’s a great world to be part of. 
Our Outdoor Learning Environment has enabled the entire school to access outdoor space for learning. We have undertaken a huge range of activities including creating a rockery garden, building a bottle greenhouse, making a bug hotel, gardening in raised beds and composting.
The Primary Science Quality Mark has the following aims:

  • to raise the profile of science in primary schools
  • to provide schools with a framework and professional support for developing science leadership, teaching and learning
  • to celebrate excellence in primary science
  • to work with existing and facilitate new networks across the UK and wider to provide local support for primary science
  • to assemble and make accessible to the wider science education community a rich data base of current practice in primary science.

Primary Science Mark’s reviewer, who monitored our progress described the school’s achievements as ‘outstanding’.

International Schools Award

The Injury Minimization Programme for Schools (I.M.P.S.) empowers young people to take personal responsibility for managing their own risk and equips them with the skills to cope in an emergency. 

Find out more about I.M.P.S
The International School Award is an accreditation scheme for curriculum-based international work in schools.

The scheme provides recognition for teachers and their schools working to instill a global dimension into the learning experience of all children and young people.

The ISA has supported the school to develop the following:

  • An international ethos embedded throughout the school
  • A majority of pupils within the school impacted by and involved in international work
  • Collaborative curriculum-based work with a number of partner schools
  • Curriculum-based work across a range of subjects
  • Year round international activity
  • Involvement of partner schools and the wider community in the UK

Click here to learn more about our Global Dimension

  • Leadership, management and managing change
  • Policy development
  • Learning and teaching, curriculum planning and resourcing
  • School culture and environment
  • Giving children and young people a voice
  • Provision of support services for children and young people
  • Staff continuing professional development (CPD) needs, health and wellbeing
  • Partnerships with parents/carers and local communities
  • Assessing, recording and reporting the achievement of children and young people.
We also considered the following aspects of Health and Wellbeing:

  • Emotional Health and Wellbeing including bullying
  • Physical Activity
  • Healthy Eating
  • Personal and Social Health including sex and relationships education and drug education.

Total Green School Award

Eco-Schools Silver Award

Awards and Partnerships

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