We are proud of our links with local businesses and recognise the range of support and expertise these partnerships offer us.
A dedicated group of ‘Reading Buddies’ and 'Number Partners' read or explore maths problems with children. These volunteers come from Deloitte, Coutts and Revenue and Customs. Some of our buddies have been reading with children for over a decade! Deloitte also sponsor an educational visit each year - and fund 'New Arrivals' books for our Hub.
We have links with construction companies working in our local area and were extremely pleased to receive very generous funding from Wates Giving, to completely renovate our Sunflower room. A subsequent partnership with Keir Construction led to them renovating our 'More 4 Kids Club' room in summer 2019.
First Base, who are developing part of the Gardiner Haskins site opposite school, have been in regular contact with us over the past year. They organsied and funded a beautful Hannah More mural, painted by local artist Zoe Power, which is in the West corridor. They also supported us with food box donations during the pandemic.
We were delighted that TouchWoodplay.co.uk recently developed the area outside Year 1, thanks to some fantastic individual donations.
We have links with Burges Salmon. They regularly provide teams of volunteers to help with particular tasks and run festive craft afternoons. They have lent us training rooms, enabling our 'Bridging Gaps' cultural competence trainers to run exciting events. We have been grateful for all the Bonfire night volunteers and lunchtime gardening volunteers as well.
In 2018 we built a new link with Turner and Townsend. They work with Year 3 on a special literacy project, supported by the National Literacy Trust. This lovely experience is currently running for the third time - this helps to boost children's reading as well as providing the classes with new and exciting books. This time around much of their involvement is remote, which is a new way of running the project because of covid safety arrangements.