Our Federation consists of two small rural schools, All Saints Church of England Aided Primary Sapcote and Sharnford Church of England Primary School. It was set up in September 2005. The schools share the same head teacher and governing body. They are geographically very close, situated in adjoining villages in rural Leicestershire.
As a Federation we are passionately pursuing educational excellence for our children. We are able to offer ‘the best of both worlds.’ Individually, we are able to offer all the advantages of a small school, e.g. the caring and supportive ‘family type’ environment but as a Federation we can also offer the benefits of the larger school.
The Federation was formed in order to ensure the longevity of each school within its community and to further enhance the high educational and pastoral standards provided by each school.
The advantages of working together in a more formal partnership are many; the following are just a few examples:
1. Staff from both schools work together learning from each other and sharing good practice, this knowledge is accessed by all children and staff within the group.
2. An enhanced Senior Management team works across both schools.
3. Sharing and pooling of resources across the group gives children access to a wider and more varied range of learning materials.
4. Educational visits and workshops become more viable with larger numbers leading to greater opportunities for all children.
5. Economies of scale and streamlining of management and administration procedures can be achieved allowing more funding to be spent directly on the children.
We are delighted that when Ofsted visited in February 2013 they confirmed that the Federation has strengthened the position of each school, judging both to be good for achievement, quality of teaching, behaviour and leadership and management.
Global Links - our Partner School
The City Gates Academy, Manilla, The Phillipines
As you may have already heard, our new International Schools Partner is City Gates Academy in the Philippines, a charitable Church school which provides education for the poorest of Manila's children.
Here are photographs taken of the children at City Gates receiving Christmas cards from all of the children in each of All Saints school's classes. We hear that they were very excited to receive such lovely greetings all the way from England.
The fantastic sum of £200 that was raised on their behalf at All Saints' Christmas nativity performances has been put to good use in purchasing much needed learning resources that will be sent over to the Philippines next month.
To fill up the shipping container, City Gates' Headteacher, Miss Lynette Orange, kindly asks if our parents could bring in any unwanted school uniform, shoes, pumps etc suitable for ages 3 - 8. She would also be able to make good use of any unwanted picture story books suitable for infant level readers. These do not have to be in pristine, just useable, condition.
Mrs Allen has now been able to hand over to Miss Orange the fantastic learning resources bought with the £200 generously donated at the Nativity performances. They will be shipped back to the Philippines and will arrive in approximately 8 weeks time. Miss Orange, headteacher at City Gates, will send us photographs of the children enjoying their new resources as soon as she can. They are very excited to be receiving such a lovely gift from us, their partner school. Many thanks also to those parents who also sent in other requested items for the children to make us of.