The North London Cluster

A PSTT cluster network in North London

OVERVIEW

PSTT Cluster Programme commenced 2016

The North London Cluster consists of 5 Primary schools. There are strong connections between this Cluster and the Local Authority leading to mutual benefits and efficiency. Outward looking and inclusive, the schools develop and share their practice. All schools have successfully completed the Primary Science Quality Mark and projects include working with the Institute of Education.

Cluster Lead: Joanne Moore

SCHOOLS

Duncombe Primary School

Sussex Way
London
N19 4JA

Vittoria Primary School (Lead School)
Half Moon Crescent
London, N1 0TJ

Winton Primary School
Killick Street
London, N1 9Az

Newington Green Primary School
Matthias Road
London, N16 8NP

Gillespie Primary School
Gillespie Road, Highbury
London, N5 1LH


VISION

  • To share good practise across the cluster, with individual teachers from different schools working to support each other in planning, teaching and assessing science.
  • To collaborate on joint projects – for example organising investigations, science fairs and CPD over a number of schools
  • To collaborate over outdoor learning
  • To develop a culture of evidence informed practice across the schools

ACTIVITIES

Key achievements:

  • Providing CPD, maximising participation with creative application and efficient use of funding. Islington Great Science Share, extending to 13 schools.
  • The cluster has benefitted through links to the PSTT; access to trial resources, ideas and workshops at conference.
  • Presenting at Borough Science Leader’s meetings; we are able to share high quality resources with teachers outside of our cluster so that they benefit from these too.
  • Talk- based resources ready for possible publication. These have been shared at ASE/STEM Learning Conference.
  • Running our ‘Frogspawn to frogs’ project across the Y5 classes, in cooperation with a local community garden.
  • Funding for Microscopes from the Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers of London Charity fund for 10 digital microscopes, which are shared with cluster schools.
  • As part of the Cluster Programme package, we accessed visits from Tim Harrison at Bristol ChemLabS to deliver exciting science demonstration assemblies.


Key Impact:

  • Subject Leaders’ knowledge has been increased.
  • Resources within the have been developed and produced.
  • We are outward facing and see our role as to reach out to as many teachers as possible to encourage good practice.
  • Collaborative projects impact upon our schools and contribute to the cluster’s central aims.
  • CPD is having a positive effect in the cluster schools.

CONTACT

To find out more information about our cluster programme or how you can you get involved please feel free to contact us and we will respond as soon as possible.

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