What is the Primary Forum?
The Reed's School Primary Forum is made up of:
- Local and inner-London state primary schools (teachers and pupils).
- Local and City based businesses and organisations.
- Specialist groups providing resources and training.
- Representatives from across Reed's School.
Who, by working together, aim to:
- Raise aspirations and performance levels of pupils aged between 4-11 growing up in some of the most deprived areas.
- Create a wide-ranging network that will deliver academic, sporting and creative opportunities to disadvantaged pupils.
- Support communities through developing a model of best practice (in community outreach).
This will be delivered through:
- Academic, sporting and creative enrichment activities facilitated and organised by Reed’s School and led by third party specialist groups.
- Training primary school teachers in particular skills.
- Providing facilities and resources through partner organisations and through Reed’s School’s to meet the needs of the programme.
- Focusing the programme initially in Inner London and the South East.
It is hoped that the pupils will develop some, if not all, of the following skills via the programmes offered within the Forum:
- Team work
- Learn to apply theoretical knowledge to realistic problem solving
- Become creative thinkers
- Improve their general engagement
Resources and funding:
- All schools are expected to contribute where they can
- As a Forum it is planned that resources, funding and facilities will become available through third party organisations
The composition and organisation of the Reed's School Primary Forum:.
- Chair: Liz Robinson, Headteacher of Surrey Square Junior School (tel: 0207 703 3049)
- Development Support at Reed's School: Kathryn Bartram (tel: 01932 869025)
- Events support at Reed's School: Ed Whiffin (tel: 01932 869089)
- Two geographic groups - Surrey based schools (Brunel) and Inner London based schools (Stephenson)