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Portsmouth school links up with college to boost learning

LINKS Highbury College principal Stella Mbubaegbu, left, Highbury Primary School headteacher Sarah Sadler, with pupils Molly Firth, Liam Davis, Highbury College student Jordan Day, pupil Sam Gratton, Highbury student Tiffany Duff and primary pupil Robyn Moore. Picture: Allan Hutchings (13117-791)

LINKS Highbury College principal Stella Mbubaegbu, left, Highbury Primary School headteacher Sarah Sadler, with pupils Molly Firth, Liam Davis, Highbury College student Jordan Day, pupil Sam Gratton, Highbury student Tiffany Duff and primary pupil Robyn Moore. Picture: Allan Hutchings (13117-791)

 

HIGHBURY College has joined forces with its neighbouring primary school in a bid to further improve education in the area.

The college and Highbury Primary School have formally affiliated in order to share good practices and to improve teaching and learning.

They are next to each other and the partnership will see primary pupils use the college’s facilities to enhance their learning while college students can gain workplace skills at the school.

Headteacher at Highbury Primary Sarah Sadler said: ‘It’s something that we’ve been developing over a period of time.

‘We have already done a lot of work together.

‘The children go to Highbury College a lot to do motivational and engaging activities. They support us with ICT.

‘I’ve been working with the principal over the past six months or so trying to look at ways that we could move forward.

‘What we’re trying to do is to develop our learning and teaching to outstanding.’

The school recently received a good Ofsted inspection report after climbing out of special measures.

Now, staff are hoping to build on their good teaching in order to become an outstanding school.

The college was rated outstanding in its last inspection.

Mrs Sadler added: ‘We were looking for ways to work on a partnership to develop our teaching and learning and ensure that what we provide for the children was the best curriculum we had and that all the children could succeed. We both want to work with the community and make it the best it can be.’

Stella Mbubaegbu, principal of Highbury College, added: ‘Sarah and her team at Highbury Primary are as committed as we are to the pursuit of excellence in education.

‘We’re proud to be working alongside them to transform and improve education for the benefit of our local community.’

 

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