Working in collaboration and partnership is an important part of our aim to effectively meet the needs of each and every one of our pupils. We work with a number of organisations in different ways to provide a wealth of opportunities, not only to enrich pupils' learning experiences but also to continually develop our staff's skills and broaden their experience. A skilled and experienced colleague is well equipped to provide an excellent standard of education for our pupils. Please see a brief description of some of the organisations that we collaborate with at Goldsborough:
Sicklinghall CP School, nr Wetherby
Goldsborough School entered into a formal collaboration with Sicklinghall CP School in January 2015. As part of this arrangement, Mr Shillito is Headteacher of both schools and splits the time that he spends in both schools equally. This exciting arrangement enables staff and pupils from both schools to work together, learn from one another and learn from the strengths evident in both schools. Pupils have already enjoyed shared residential visits, choir events and sporting tournaments and staff enjoy the opportunities provided through regular joint training and development meetings. Click here to visit Sicklinghall School's website
Harrogate and Rural Teaching School Alliance (HART)
The HART Alliance is a group of schools who share a close working partnership. We are committed to achieving the very best outcomes for the children and young people in many local schools. We want to support all staff in every school so that they can be the very best they can at their job. This will then mean that all children and young people get the highest quality of teaching available so that they get every opportunity to learn as best they can.
The HART Alliance is determined to create a relationship between schools that have the same target – to make ours the best schools to attend in the country.
We will do this by sharing. We will share with others all the very best things that our children and staff do in our school. We will offer to others the expertise we have in some areas to help them improve. We will also be able to use the best practise from other schools so that we can become even better. Sharing will help us to be part of something bigger and better than we would be on our own.
Our staff and children will learn from those in other schools as they learn from us. Our staff will be able to join, and in some cases lead, a range of learning programmes that are aimed at supporting student teachers in training as well as existing teachers, looking at how children best learn and teachers best teach. School leaders will support each other so that our schools successfully plan for the future giving talented staff opportunities to take even more responsibility.
Sharing in this way and working closely with the Local Authority will make sure no school will feel it stands alone. Education and schools continually change presenting challenges and opportunities and no one school has all the answers. The HART Alliance of schools working together will give each school a much better chance of finding those answers.
Goldsborough is a full strategic member of the HART Alliance and currently leads on Research and Development and SEND. Our school is also actively involved in the training of new teachers through the alliance's School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) programme. Click here to visit the HART Alliance website or scroll to the bottom of this page to read the HART Alliance member schools' aims.
St Mary's Church, Goldsborough
Goldsborough School enjoys strong links with St Mary's Church, situated just over a mile from School in Goldsborough village. Pupils lead services in church regularly through the school year, the church's clergy lead Collective Worship in school and our school choir regularly contribute to Sunday services in church. Sunday School takes place every third Sunday of the month and all children are welcome to attend. For further information, click here to visit Knaresborough Churches Together website.
Little Voices School, Zambales, Philippines
In 2012, Mrs Francislorn Sison took her first journey out of her native Philippines to visit Goldsborough School! We had a fantastic time including Mrs Sison in our lives at school and at home. Our link with Little Voices enables pupils to learn about the lives and education of children in a diverse international setting. Through writing letters, communicating via Skype and sending gifts to one another at Christmas, we are able to find out a little more about growing up in rural Philippines. Click on the Youtube video above to find out more about Little Voices.
Victoria Primary School, Keighley
Our school enjoys a blossoming friendship with pupils and staff at Victoria School in Keighley. To date, pupils have visited one another's school and enjoyed a day's visit to Nell Bank Outdoor Education Centre, working together on a range of team building activities. This friendship enables pupils at both schools to learn about life in a different part of our county, develop an understanding of different cultures and perhaps even learn a few words in a different language! To visit Victoria School's website, click here.