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The Ansford Learning Partnership - often referred to as ALP



We work closely with our neighbouring schools to ensure that we offer the very best education to all of the children in our area.  Alongside the main Secondary school in our area, Ansford Academy, we work closely with the other main feeder Primary schools:  Countess Gytha, Ditcheat, Evercreech, Keinton Mandeville, Lovington and North Cadbury, to ensure that we offer a consistent and effective journey into secondary education.

Our Learning Partnership offers our pupils the opportunity to work with children from other schools in a range of curricular and extra-curricular opportunities.  Events such as the regular sports festivals and tournaments that we hold enable Ansford learners to develop leadership and coaching skills when working with primary pupils in a safe and competitive environment. Primary learners also benefit from enrichment days for children with particular talents, subject specific sessions to develop the curriculum and the opportunity to perform as part of a big theatrical production!

More recently we have developed regular networking sessions for teachers with specific responsibilities including English, Maths, SEND, EYFS and PE, ensuring that expertise is shared throughout the partnership and the latest training and updates can be cascaded out to all of the schools. 

We also work together to ensure that we can access the very best Continuing Professional Development for all of our staff. We share responsibility for providing relevant Health and Safety training, support staff have come together for specific training in phonics and maths and annually, all teachers benefit from a shared INSET day with visiting speakers.  

For information about all of our partner schools, please click on the links below:

Ansford Academy

Countess Gytha Primary School, Queen Camel

Ditcheat Primary School

Evercreech C of E Primary School

Keinton Mandeville Primary School

Lovington C of E Primary School

North Cadbury C of E Primary School