Partnerships & Community Links
At both Wessington and Lea Primary Schools, we have strong partnerships with others.
Cluster Primary Schools
We meet with other schools in the Matlock cluster to give children a variety of enrichment opportunities (in particular more able children). Our teachers and support staff meet for joint training events and moderation meetings. Headteacher's of the schools also meet to share good practice and ensure the highest standards in all areas.
Secondary School Partnerships
Children from Wessington Primary School choose to transfer to Highfields Secondary School (Matlock, Derbyshire), David Nieper Academy (Alfreton, Derbyshire) and Swanwick Hall School (Swanwick, Derbyshire). We have excellent partnerships with these schools and there is transition programme in place for our Year 6 children, with many visits by staff and children prior to the transfer to secondary school.
We strongly believe in the benefits to the children and society if strong community links are made, in particular between generations. We actively encourage volunteers from all generations into the school and for children to visit the local community.
We have a strong partnership with Holloway Playgroup.