Theme of the week is: diversity
Faringdon Partnership of Schools
Our partnership schools are: Buckland, Longcot and Fernham, Longworth, John Blandy, Watchfield, Ashbury, Faringdon Junior School, Faringdon Infant School, Shellingford and Shrivenham.
We also have feeder schools not in the Partnership who we have intake from: Stanford in the Vale and Uffington.
FCC works extensively with the schools in the Partnership throughout the academic year and in the summer holidays.
The headteachers from the Faringdon Partnership schools meet on a regular basis and agree joint actions.
There is a strong Engineering Programme which has taken place between FCC and the Partner Primary Schools very successfully for since 2003. Throughout the year FCC Staff go into the primary schools to run our Junior Engineering Programme. During 2009-10 our staff supported 6 schools, spending 4 weeks at each one running either a Robotics programme or a Podcasting programme. These modules are specifically designed to provide extensive curriculum support – most notably ICT and DT – through practical learning.
In addition to these programmes FCC offers an extensive programme of Engineering related activities onsite which students from the Partner Primaries are invited to attend; these include STEM Flight Days for Year 5 students, Design and Technology events for Year 3s and a Gifted and Talented day.