Clutton Primary School converted to academy status on 1st March 2015, joining the Midsomer Norton Schools’ Partnership. The children, staff and governors from Clutton School are already experiencing and enjoying the many benefits that being part of the MSNSP can bring.
Year 3 children have started the new school year with weekly visits to Norton Hill’s food technology facility where they have received specialist teaching in a purpose built environment, enabling them to access the new primary food technology curriculum. By the end of the school year, all children in KS2 will have had the opportunity of a block of food technology lessons.
Children in Oak Class have begun fortnightly art lessons with an Art specialist from Somervale and both Oak and Sycamore Class are enjoying weekly spoken French lessons with a native French speaking teacher from Norton Hill. In addition, KS1 pupils are benefiting from fortnightly Music sessions taught by a Music specialist from Somervale.
One of the advantages of joining the Partnership is that teachers can share their expertise across the schools for the good of the pupils. The Trust has been able to employ a teacher, Mrs Jones, to teach at both Clutton and Somervale Schools, thus enabling children in Years 4,5 and 6 to be taught in year group settings for Maths and Literacy three times a week and for Somervale School to benefit from a primary trained specialist to work with a group of Year 7 children on focused work. In addition, children throughout the school are taught by Mrs Jones when she covers teachers during their PPA time.
Children from Clutton continue to benefit from high quality, specialist PE teaching from Norton Hill, delivered by Mrs Cowgill and often make use of the Partnership’s minibuses for educational visits. We are eagerly awaiting the arrival of a minibus to be shared between ourselves and High Littleton Primary School.
The learning environment at Clutton School has been greatly improved with work happening over the Summer holidays to create a new office reception space (which we hope will be in operation after half term), as well as repair work to the toilets and general re-decoration of the hall, rooms and hallways. The re-decoration and new office space has made such a difference to the school. The children couldn’t believe their eyes when they saw how new the hall floor looked. We are looking forward to continuing to work closely together for the good of all pupils across the partnership and are very excited about future joint projects and initiatives.
We are pleased to announce that Clutton Primary School officially converted to academy status on 1st March 2015 and became part of the Midsomer Norton Schools Partnership.
We are very excited to be joining the MSNSP. The conversion is a new chapter in the history of Clutton Primary School. We are looking forward to working closely with colleagues from High Littleton, Norton Hill and Somervale schools to help us to fulfil our vision and ensure that our children receive the best possible education they can, to enable them to be the best that they can be.
The decision to convert followed a long period of research and reflection and we would like to thank you for your valuable contributions during the consultation.
We are very much looking forward to working together and sharing good practice with the other schools in the Trust in many ways in the future.
Please follow link to read the press release on the MNSP website.
Please find attached letters and accompanying documentation concerning the consultation process for our school’s conversion to a Multi-Academy Trust.
An information evening was held on Wednesday 21st January at 7pm for parents and the local community to gain more information and to air their views.
This consultation process ran until Friday 6th February 2015