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Partnerships at Locking Stumps

SIA - School Improvement Alliance

Great Sankey Teaching School Alliance work with the School Improvement Alliance, a partnership of 18 schools. The School Improvement Alliance formed in 2014 with 13 Primary schools and a further 5 schools joining over the past 2 years. ​

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Schools Involved:

Barrow Hall Primary, Beamont Primary, Brook Acre Primary, Burtonwood Primary, Callands Primary, Chapelford Primary, Dallam Primary, Gorse Covert Primary, Great Sankey Primary, Great Sankey High, Green Lane Special School, Latchford St James Primary, Locking Stumps Primary, Meadowside Primary, Old Hall Primary, Park Road Primary, Penketh South Primary, Winwick CE Primary.

Aims of SIA:

Build capacity to ensure all schools are at the very least, good within the SIA

Enhance school improvement and system leadership across the cluster of schools within the SIA

Develop the workforce through high quality CPD/leadership provision​

They provide a Breakfast, After School and Holiday Club for children aged between 4 and 11 years of age.  They are based at Locking Stumps Community Primary School and currently only take children who attend this school. The Ylnx Club and School work closely together. 

Who to contact

Contact: Nicola Burke

Where to go

Locking Stumps Community Primary School
Glover Road


Table of costs
Amount Cost type
£4.25 Breakfast session
£9.00 After school - per day
£13.00 School holidays half day
£24.00 School holidays per day
*Late collection fee of £5.00



Age ranges
From 4 years to 11 years

Lockies' Little Learners

We are working closely with the Pre School and Nursery (private providers).

Aim of the partnership:

To ensure that children who are pre school age are as prepared as possible for their transition to primary school.

To ensure the parents and carers of these children have a wealth of information to support their child's education. 

To share good practice and develop continuity between different providers.

Actions and Plans

Regular Meetings to share good practice and to provide an update on current progress

Parent Workshops to include all partners / parents

Shared CPD between providers


Yearsley Grove, York

Yearsley Grove are a school with a very similar context to our school. They are based in York and through the EEF (Education Endownment Foundation) website which compares like for like schools, they found our school and wanted to come and learn about how we had 'closed the gap' between different groups of pupils.

Currently all members of their staff have visited our school and have commented positively on the work that we do. Although they have gained lots from the experience, they were particularly impressed with the standards and expectations from all pupils in their work, manners and behaviour. 

We are planning to visit Yearsley Grove to learn about some of the excellent work that they do and bring some ideas back to our own school. 

Closely Working Schools

Closely Working Schools

During discussions of Multi Academy Trust conversions Locking Stumps began working closely with a group of other Commuinty Schools around Warrington. The main aim of the group is to work together for school improvement. ​

Current and future Benefits of the group

• opportunities for children

•SLA negotiations

•Leadership support

•Peer to Peer Reviews

•Recommended resources 

•Contextual diversity as a strength

•Opportunity for professional dialogue

•Raising the standards of teaching and learning across

•Governor CPD

•CPD for all staff

•Peer to Peer Governor / Shadowing

•School Improvement Projects

•Shared strengths

•Further SLA / economies of scale

•Retention of best staff within the group

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