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The Thurston Partnership includes Thurston Community College and all 16 primary schools in its catchment area. The purpose of the Thurston Partnership is to provide and improved education for all children and young people in the Thurston area. The schools are committed to working together to improve the attainment, progress and experience of school for all children. All Partnership schools agree that our aims can be achieved by working together and supporting and learning from each other.
Thurston Partnership schools share these aims:
- To raise the aspirations of all learners;
- To raise attainment in the Thurston area to match or exceed the best;
- To seek out best practice to develop new approaches to raising achievement;
- To develop an ethos of success and achievement among all learners, parents, staff and the wider community;
- To keep our schools rooted in their communities, with each retaining its distinctive identity and ethos; and
- To build relationships of trust and cooperation between schools.
The members of the Thurston Partnership are listed below. You can find out more about each school by clicking on the link to its website.
Transition for Y6 in 2015
2015 will be the first year that pupils transfer directly from primary schools to Thurston Community College. The Thurston Partnership is committed to making this transition as seamless as possible and transition work for year 6 in 2015 has already begun. Thurston Community College has appointed two transition coordinators whose role will be to liaise between the primary schools and the College to ensure that year 6 pupils are fully prepared to transfer to the College in September. Graham Chubb and Kelly Allcock have each adopted 8 of the Thurston Partnership primary schools and they will become familiar faces to pupils and parents over the next few months.
Last term year 6 pupils participated in several events including the Thurston Partnership cross country competition, our beautiful art exhibition on the theme of Remembrance and a Christmas lunch and carol concert hosted by Thurston Community College. As well as being great fun learning events, we hope all of these activities will help all year 6 pupils, whether they will transfer to Thurston Community College or another secondary school, feel more comfortable with the idea of working in much larger groups and in a larger school.
We have more events planned for later in the year, culminating in transition days for pupils who plan to join Thurston Community College in September when they will attend the College for two full days on 14 and 15 July 2015. There will also be evening events for parents on these days when they will be invited to meet their child's new tutor.