The Barking Cluster
A PSTT Cluster Network in Barking, Essex
The Barking Cluster was established through a number of network meetings and collaborative projects. There were three schools participating in the first instance and all schools have completed a level of the PSQM award. Two schools are significantly large and the PSTT programme was extended to include a second member of staff from each school. During 2021, the Cluster successfully transitioned to non-fellow leadership. Having completed its fifth and final year, the Cluster now continues post programme.
Northbury Primary School (Lead School)
St Margaret’s C of E Primary School
15- 19 North Street
Grafton Primary School
The vision of Barking’s Cluster Network has been described by Kulvinder Johal, the Cluster Lead, below.
“The vision of our group is to move science forward at our schools by making improvements. Although we are PSQM schools, we are very clear that the journey has not stopped and there is always more to do. We would like to work on areas of improvement that may then also support schools in our borough and wider afield. The two silver schools wish to work towards a gold PSQM. We would like to learn from each other’s expertise to provide support, develop and facilitate moderation, assessment and developing an outdoor learning environment . Our vision is to then be a beacon of good practice so we are able to support other schools in the area.”