Community & Partnerships

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Silverhill is not part of a Multi Academy Trust. We are Local Authority maintained and we see no significant benefit, in the current educational climate, to join a MAT.

However, we are part of a number of collaborative partnerships which prove to be beneficial to both raising standards for our children and furthering professional development and career opportunities for our staff.

These are our partnerships:

Secondary school links

  • Murray Park, John Port & Littleover - work experience
  • Murray Park (Students visit LKS2 pupils) - reading sessions / Yr6 pupils MFL sessions
  • Murray Park (Science departments) - Year 5/6 Visit
  • John Port - Teachers visit Silverhill to observe Yr 6 for transition purposes
  • John Port - Y6 Maths challenge (summer term)
  • George Spencer Academy – Initial Teacher Training students visits to Silverhill
  • George Spencer Academy – Our Maths team are part of the GSA 'Maths Hub' – focus 2019/20 on 'Developing teaching for Mastery' & Yr 5-8 maths transition

Derby links

  • Derby Research School - We have staff who are training to be: 'Metacognition Lead' & 'Teaching for Memory Lead'
  • Derby School Sports Partnership - Silverhill is a 'Gold Award school'
  • Mickleover schools - financial benchmarking
  • Derby University - student placements
  • PEIP 24 - Primary Education Improvement Partnership – Silverhill are one of 16 member schools. Mr Burley also sits on the management group for PEIP 24

Derby City Local Authority links

  • City Transition Meetings
  • Derby City Schools forum – Our Business manager (Sam Slater) is a Primary Representative


Special Educational Needs links

  • Mickleover Nurseries and Schools - SEND Development Team (Silverhill are the lead school)
  • Locality 3 & 4 SENCo's Network
  • LA SENCo Network
  • Parental SEND Group
  • LA SEND Peer review challenges