Spilsby Primary Academy are part of the KYRA Teaching School Alliance.
This is an alliance of nursery, infant, junior and primary schools across Lincolnshire and was established in 2012. The alliance has a strong ethos built on the vision of being ‘ambitious for children’ and collaboration is a cornerstone of Kyra’s work.
The Kyra vision:
We will harness our collective professionalism, expertise, and moral purpose, to ensure no one is left behind, and every school and individual in our partnership thrives – to the benefit of all children.
The schools within the alliance work together to ensure that all can contribute to the aims of the alliance and in turn are able to collaborate locally to continuously improve their practice and outcomes for children.
More than ever before, it is important for schools to be outward-facing; to work with other schools and organisations, in a climate of mutual challenge, to champion best practice and secure excellent achievements for all pupils.
The headteachers in every school in the partnership believe strongly in the power of sector-led school improvement and carry out formal peer reviews. Each school receives one peer review per year. These reviews identify excellent practice within the partnership as well as areas to improve. Following reviews, the schools work together to support each other to provide the very best education possible for all of the children in the partnership.
Our school, like almost all schools in the county, is a member of the Lincolnshire Learning Partnership (LLP), a sector-led initiative bringing together headteachers and other educational professionals to promote improvement and share best practices in all schools across Lincolnshire.
For the 2017/18 and 2018/19 academic years, Spilsby Primary Academy were part of the 'Mobilise' project- an innovative research-based learning project. This has used the research done by the Education Edowment Foundation (EEF) and focused upon metacognition and self regulated learning. For 2019/20, we are part of the curriculum design project.