Spring

The Spring Partnership Trust is a group of Primary leaders, Directors and Local Committee members who are passionate about raising standards and giving children the very best start in life. We want our pupils to enjoy their experience with us and leave school as confident, enthusiastic and ambitious learners.

The Spring Partnership was born out of a partnership between Hayes Primary School and St Mary Cray Primary Academy and the Trust has recently grown to include Castlecombe Primary School, Dorset Road Infants School, Leesons Primary School and Midfield Primary School. We pool our considerable expertise and some of our resources to help each other run more efficiently and raise standards more rapidly, whilst reducing the risk factors affecting our schools.

Our staff have expertise in school finance, business, HR and communications and we run regular training and update sessions for Senior Management Teams. Our CEO/Executive Headteacher provides strategic leadership and support to Trust Directors, Local Committee members, Headteachers and senior staff.

There is no one formula for success which is why every school in the Spring Partnership maintains its own identity and individuality. However, we work as a team, sharing responsibilities, pooling ideas and giving credit to colleagues who do an outstanding job.

We encourage leadership and initiative amongst our staff as well as providing a supportive environment for those experiencing pupil behavioural issues and parental challenges. Staff are incentivised through performance management pay linked to pupil outcomes and the quality of overall teaching and learning.

As the Spring Partnership grows we will be developing particular areas of expertise such as languages and music. We will be renewing important policies such as Maths, where a joint project between maths teachers at our member schools is already agreeing final policy before rolling it out across The Trust.

We will be analysing results and going forward, draw that information together to inform future policies and teaching programmes.