Highfield Primary are part of PAN Enfield Alliance
‘The Pan Enfield Alliance (PEA) holds a shared philosophy and commitment to: Focus on a small number of clearly defined projects arising from shared priorities in order to deliver high quality training and support through our wealth of pooled knowledge and experience. We will focus on quality and depth in everything we do.
It was set up in 2014 with the aim of learning from each other and supporting each other to develop as stronger, more effective schools. Key areas which the schools work together on are providing quality training for staff, developing leaders in education, school to school support, initial teacher training and research and development.
Highlands School is the Teaching School or Lead School within the Pan Enfield Alliance which is made up of a group of primary and secondary schools, across the Borough of Enfield that include specialisms in behaviour and autism.
EXCELLENCE IN LEARNING COMMUNITY
Excellence in Learning Community was established in 2015. We are a diverse group of 16 primary schools from across the London Borough of Enfield and our main focus is on providing excellence in teaching and learning. Our head teachers support each other by actively sharing good practice; working together to deliver excellence in learning to all our pupils.
Regular network meetings for our school business manager’s/office managers, SENCos/inclusion managers, assessment leads and literacy, maths and science leads with the aim that over time we ensure that all areas of school life are included. These meetings allow staff to share ideas and help each other by giving advice and sharing their expertise.
The Excellence in Learning Community literacy leads have used their professional knowledge to put together a portfolio of writing containing examples of children’s work demonstrating age related expectation as well as an example of working at greater depth. The portfolios are used as an aid for teachers from year 1 to year 6 when moderating children’s written work. The schools have worked together on cross moderation enabling them to share good practice.
We regularly hold group training providing value for money to our schools. We have recruited a speech and language therapist who works with some of our schools.
Our next aim is to enrich the curriculum by providing inter-school debating opportunities and challenges involving mathematics, science and technology.