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Partnership Working

We believe in the importance of encouraging ambition, instilling a sense of self-belief, broadening horizons and inspiring students to realise their potential. Our partnerships are far-reaching, as we not only play an important part in our local community but benefit from the support, expertise and opportunities offered throughout these collaborative partnerships.

Primary Partners

Working with our local primary schools offers us the opportunity to share our resources and expertise, for the benefit of primary pupils and staff. These mutually beneficial partnerships assist in our unique transition programme, ensuring that all primary pupils enjoy an insight into what to expect at secondary school and a smooth transition into Year 7.

Throughout the year, specialist teachers and our dedicated team run an extensive variety of curriculum and enrichment activities, designed to supplement the primary curriculum whilst challenging their learning and encouraging the development of leadership skills, building confidence and self-esteem, and inspiring every pupil to aim high.

In addition, La Retraite students assume positions of responsibility as they work in partnerships with our primaries, assisting Sports Days, supporting through assisted reading and through a buddy scheme to guide pupils throughout the transition process.

If you would like to join us as a primary partner, please contact our Primary Liaison and Engagement Lead, Naiomi Tamakloe: ntamakloe@laretraite.co.uk.

Community Partners

We take pride in offering students a range of enrichment prospects and learning experiences, with the intention of broadening their horizons, taking their learning beyond the classroom, and enabling them to flourish, networking with a range of partners to provide opportunities for our student’s benefit.

We work with an extensive network of organisations, charities, and institutions on a local, national, and international scale.

The outcomes from these various schemes and programmes are based around the development of leadership opportunities, self-esteem, and confidence, creating an ethos of celebration, and further developing our enrichment and extended school provision.

Join Us as a Partner

We want to continue building mutually beneficial and meaningful relationships with organisations, to boost opportunities for the young people in the local area, offer engaging outreach opportunities, support the academic achievement and personal development of students and benefit both staff and students.

Examples of how partners can support the development of our school and students:

  • Work experience placements
  • Reading mentors
  • CV support
  • Career’s advice
  • Mentorship
  • Enrichment and enhancement of the educational provision
  • Improving employment opportunities
  • Raising awareness of our school.

If you would like to get involved and work with us, please contact our Business Engagement Officer Nicola Weekly: nweekly@laretraite.co.uk

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