Working with external partners is crucial to providing effective learning and curriculum enrichment.
It is firmly believed that children’s interests are best served by parents and professionals working together in partnership. We, therefore value the importance of developing strong and effective links between external partners to ensure a consistent approach to meeting the needs of our students.
As part of Tees Valley Education Trust, we work with the other academies in the Trust. We especially work closely with Brambles Primary Academy and Pennyman Primary Academy. We also work with the Landmark Teaching Alliance and Middlesbrough Schools Teaching Alliance to share expertise and improve provision for our children and staff. The academy is a strategic partner for the Redcar and Cleveland SCITT programme.
External agents include speech and language therapists, occupational therapists, and a school nurse who support in removing specific barriers to learning. We work closely with Learning Support who offer precise learning support. The Police and Fire Service enhance our safety education, and partnerships with the local community such as Dormanstown Library, Tata Steel, Carers Together, Coast & Country, All Saints Church, Corus Club, and Westfield Farm, all enrich our curriculum, offering great opportunities to bring learning to life.
Our links with other schools enables our children to compete, work alongside and work with a range of children from other communities, cultures, religions and backgrounds. Working alongside The Coast Neighbourhood Countryside Ranger and The Wildlife Manager of Tees Valley Wildlife Trust brings expertise into our Science curriculum and instils an appreciation for, and a love of nature. Chris Nixon brings our music curriculum alive and organises opportunities for our children to perform for the local community, which builds self-esteem, confidence and stamina. Our children have performed for many audiences including at The Sage in Gateshead, Middlesbrough Cathedral and more locally in Dormanstowns Got Talent, Kirkleatham Museum and the switching on of Redcars Christmas lights. Sports partnerships are also very important in Dormanstown Primary Academy as we encourage all children to participate and to have fun!
Our extensive links with external partners are fundamental to the rich and diverse opportunities we offer our children to enhance their learning experiences and to help our children develop vital skills for life.