Welcome to The Two Moors Learning Partnership Page
The Two Moors Learning Partnership was formed in September 2013 to provide further opportunities for five schools; High Bickington, Kings Nympton, Morchard Bishop, Winkleigh and Witheridge to work closely together. Since then the schools have completed a number of projects involving both staff and children.
The details of the trust can be found in the Articles of Association.
The primary aim of the TMLP is to raise standards by ensuring that all our children get a balanced and enriching curriculum, this has been supported by a number of staff development opportunities. Teachers from all five schools have worked together to moderate writing across the Key Stages ensuring there is consistency in standards.
This work has developed into a common marking policy which was initiated at a non pupil day in September 2014. All the head teachers have reported that this piece of work is having a considerable impact on pupils learning.
The schools have also been working closely together in developing the PE curriculum in conjunction with Babcock LDP. Working with the advisory team from Babcock has enabled the schools to develop a specific programme for PE, with the added advantage of saving money as a group. The next key area for development is assessment in line with the new curriculum changes; this will be worked on throughout 2015.
The children have been involved in a number of sporting events outside the traditional fixtures in football and netball. Over the course of the year we have held 3 mini festivals; cricket, netball and tag rugby. This has led to healthy competition in a friendly environment.
The Schools’ Councils have also met and this is an area we would like to develop further. One of the advantages of the Learning Partnership is that the schools can work together on larger projects or competitions. High Bickington worked with Witheridge to join Morchard and Winkleigh at Exeter Cathedral as part of the Chorister Outreach Programme and Kings Nympton worked with High Bickington to form sporting teams for events that they could not enter as individual schools.
Apart from teacher development there have also been opportunities for Teacher Assistants and Administrators to meet and share experiences.
Overall the TMLP have been very busy since being formed with much time spent on putting initiatives in place which we now need to embed to strengthen our group further.