Providing high-quality education to a group of schools in the East Birmingham area.
WHERE CHILDREN COME FIRST
The Eastwards Consortium are a group of schools that work together to provide the highest quality of education to children in the East of Birmingham.
The local authority provided the consortium with funding for the ‘Developing Local Provision’ project. This project would focus on an area that the head teachers felt that they needed support with. The clear priority area identified for the schools was communication and language; schools identified that Key Stage One was the priority within this.
It was decided that a speech and language toolkit would be used to support children. The Wellcomm toolkit was chosen due to its success in many areas of the country. The focus would be on the Early Years Foundation Stage as it would provide children with a stronger foundation for Key Stage One.
A key part of this project is equality for all. We want all children to benefit from this project, and all schools wherever they are on their school improvement journey.
OUR TARGETS AND OUTCOMES
WHAT WE BELIEVE IN
By removing as many educational barriers as we can, every child is given a unique and individual path to succeed whilst in education.
With help from Eastwards Consortium, children’s communication and language outcomes are a key focus for our project. Our provisions are proven to engage, intrigue, and develop children as they grow.
Effective communication from parent to school allows for parents to see a more active role in their child’s education. Parents are informed regularly of their child’s progress, whilst also being provided with opportunity and scope to continue their education whilst at home.
We are a firm believer in sharing good ideas and practice with other schools. Encouraging inter-school relations is not only beneficial for children but for the staff also, promoting and diversifying new teaching styles and techniques to maximise student progression.
A positive and equal learning environment is arguable our most important principle. We want all children to benefit from this project, and all schools wherever they are on their school improvement journey.