West Dorset Schools Collaboration

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West Dorset Schools Collaboration is a group of schools working closely together to share their experience and expertise, support each other and improve children’s learning opportunities. Our purpose is to enable every young person to access outstanding opportunities to learn, which we believe can be achieved by working together.

We believe: 

  • in the power of learning 
  • that every young person has a talent that can be nurtured
  • that good relationships are built upon respect for themselves and each other
  • in equal opportunities for all regardless of ability, race, background or religion

What we have achieved as a Collaboration so far:

  • Shared training – Speech and Language, Mathematics
  • Regular meetings for teachers with phase colleagues
  • Shared expertise for SEN assessment
  • Regular Headteacher meetings to drive forward action plans
  • Teacher exchanges to share good practice
  • Shared sporting and musical events

What we aim to do next:

  • Maths focussed training and programmes
  • Shared expertise supporting pupils’ emotional and mental health
  • Annual event to bring us together
  • Shared support for Speech and Language area of learning
  • Safeguarding Learning Walks
  • Resource bank

Parrett and Axe School is proud to part of the West Dorset Schools Collaboration along with Beaminster School, Broadwindsor School, Salway Ash School, Powerstock School, Sticklands School, Thorners School, Greenford School, Symondsbury School and Charmouth School.