Here is a list of all Schools in Partnership Fund Grants recently approved by the Trustee. For more in depth descriptions of some of the projects we have funded you can find case-studies under each of our Programme Areas
Schools in Partnership grants approved March 2017
Quintin Kynaston Community Academy – qk.org.uk
£50,000 pa x 3 towards the Community Support Project in partnership with George Elliot Primary School
Westminster, Camden, Brent
Quintin Kynaston is a large, mixed mainstream secondary school in St John’s Wood. The majority of students across both schools come from minority ethnic backgrounds (95%) and over 85% speak English as an additional language. George Elliot is a Primary School based on the same site and both schools have a large proportion of pupils from Iraqi, Bangladeshi and Somali communities. This grant contributes to the salary costs of three, full-time Community Support Workers, one from each of these communities. The purpose of these roles is to support the academic progress and pastoral welfare of students from each community across both schools and to develop strong relationships with their families to help encourage them to be more involved in their child’s education.
Schools in Partnership grants approved November 2016
St John Fisher Primary School – st-johnfisher.ealing.sch.uk
£137,800 over three years (£27,200 in year one, £25,200 in year two and £26,700 in year three) towards theraputic and family support with the Catholic Children’s Society (Westminster)
St John Fisher Catholic Primary School is an Ofsted rated outstanding school in Pinner. This grant supports the Catholic Children’s Society to deliver therapy across five Harrow schools: Cannon Lane, West Lodge, Marlborough, Pinner Park and St John Fisher. A qualified therapist will be based in each school and provide one-to-one play therapy, group therapy, family support as well as delivering training to school staff.
Hobbayne Primary School – hobbayneprimary.co.uk
£44,000 pa x 3 towards the Ealing Schools Counselling Partnership
Hobbayne Primary School in Greenford is a three-form entry school for children aged 3-11 years old in Ealing. The Ealing Schools Counselling Partnership is a successful therapeutic partnership model currently embedded in 15 schools across the borough. This grant enables Hobbayne and four other schools to join the partnership, which sees each participating school receive between 1-2 days each of 1:1 counselling work with pupils, a self-referral lunchtime drop-in for pupils and training and ongoing support for parents and school staff.
Beaconsfield Primary School – beaconsfieldprimary.org.uk
£106,200 over three years (£43,200 in year one, £32,700 in year two and £30,300 in year three) towards the therapy project in partnership with the Catholic Children’s Society (Westminster)
Beaconsfield Primary is a successful community school based in Southall. It was part of the successful Ealing cluster of schools that have worked with the Catholic Children’s Society since 2013, previously led by St Anselm’s Catholic Primary School. This grant enables the cluster of five primary schools, including Blair Peach, Dormers Wells Infant, Tudor, St Anselm’s and Beaconsfield, to continue utilising the therapeutic services of the Catholic Children’s Society.
Hatch End High School – hatchend.harrow.sch.uk
£35,000 pa x 3 towards the Parent Ambassadors project in five schools in the Charity’s Beneficial Area
Hatch End High School is a mixed 11-19 academy in Harrow, rated Good by Ofsted. It is leading on this Parent Ambassador project in partnership with four local schools: Rooks Heath College, Fairway Primary School, Edgware Primary School and St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School. All five schools have above the national average numbers of children with English and an Additional Language and children who have arrived in the UK in the last five years. Parents Ambassadors will be recruited and trained to support the families of newly arrive pupils by providing translation and English language support, explaining the school curriculum and systems and signposting them to sources of advice and guidance.
Schools in Partnership grants approved June 2016
Marlborough Primary School – mpschool.co.uk
£22,000 pa x 3 towards the We Are Londoners: Exploring and Sharing our Stories project in partnership with Park Walk Primary School
Kensington & Chelsea, Westminster
Marlborough Primary School and Park Walk Primary are both based in Chelsea and have high numbers of pupils with English as an Additional Language and newly arrived pupils. This grant supports Everyday Magic to provide storytelling sessions which engage pupils with their surroundings and local area. Workshops use music, photos and objects to explore and connect with children’s homes and family life. Parental engagement is an important factor in the programme.
Old Oak Primary School – oldoakprimary.co.uk
£20,000 pa x 3 towards Narrowing the Gap
Hammersmith & Fulham, Ealing
Old Oak is located in East Acton and rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted. This grant supports the establishing of Family Groups in partnership with Berrymede Junior School and School and Family Works. Family Groups aim to better engage vulnerable children and families who are struggling via on-site therapy.
East Acton Primary School – eastactonprimary.org.uk
£79,100 over three years (£27,200 in year one, £25,200 in year two and £26,700 in year three) towards the Schools Counselling Partnership (Acton)
East Acton is leading on a grant which represents the Acton Cluster of primary schools that includes Clifton, John Perryn and West Twyford. This grant supports the continuation and development of the Schools Counselling Partnership that is currently led by West Twyford and runs across each of the four schools. Each school receives one day of therapeutic time each week which includes 1:1 individual and small group sessions, a lunchtime drop-in for children, a drop-in service for parents, 1:1 and family group sessions and drop-in and self-referral opportunities for school staff.
Schools in Partnership grants approved March 2016
Gifford Primary School – giffordprimaryschool.co.uk
£50,000 pa x 3 towards the Place2Be initiative in 12 Ealing primary schools in Ealing
Gifford Primary School is an ‘Outstanding’ ‘maintained primary school in Northolt and is the lead school in this cluster. This grant supports Place2Be counsellors to be situated at least one day per week at each of the 12 primary schools. The Place2Be service aims to be accessible to the most vulnerable children in a way that is non-stigmatising and immediate. As well as offering 1:1 and whole-class therapeutic interventions it also engages both teachers and parents and helps equip them with the emotional resilience and confidence to better support their children in the classroom and at home.
St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School – stjosephshanwell.org.uk
£44,000 over two years (£24,000 in year one, £20,000 in year two) towards the Raising Aspirations of Primary Age Pupils and their Parents project
St Joseph’s is a voluntary aided primary school under the Diocese of Westminster and managed by LB Ealing. This grant supports the Raising Aspirations initiative for pupils and their parents from 28 Ealing primary schools. In partnership with the Extended Service for Schools service in the borough, this initiative aims to inspire both pupils and their parents to make a connection between learning experiences in primary school and how they can positively impact the journey that lies ahead, whether it be success in education or in the world of work.
Lyon Park Infant School – lyonparkprimaryschool.co.uk
£50,000 pa x 3 towards the Place2Be initiative in 15 primary schools in Brent
Lyons Park is a multi-faith, local authority maintained primary school in Brent and is the lead school in this cluster. This grant supports Place2Be counsellors to be situated at least one day per week at each of the 12 primary schools. The Place2Be service aims to be accessible to the most vulnerable children in a way that is non-stigmatising and immediate. As well as offering 1:1 and whole-class therapeutic interventions it also engages both teachers and parents and helps equip them with the emotional resilience and confidence to better support their children in the classroom and at home.
Schools in Partnership grants approved November 2015
Berrymede Junior School – berrymede.com
£58,500 over three years (£25,500 in year one, £21,500 in year two and £11,500 in year three) – towards the B-inspired project in partnership with Berrymede Infant School
Berrymede Junior School is a four form entry school based in the heart of the South Acton Estate. B-Inspired supports local families by providing a safe and secure environment to foster community relationships. The programme includes uplift courses for women at risk of domestic abuse, ESOL for education and health, family and parenting support sessions, projects which aim to raise aspirations and employment and legal advice.
Schools in Partnership grants approved June 2015
Dairy Meadow Primary School – dairymeadowprimary.co.uk
£123,000 over 3 years (£49,000 in year 1, £42,000 in year 2, £32,000 in year 3) – towards the expansion of the Ealing Schools Counselling Partnership
This grant contributes towards the expansion of the extremely successful Ealing and Acton Schools Counselling Partnership. The Partnership provides a holistic approach to therapeutic support that is offered to children, parents and staff. The number of participating schools has increased from nine to thirteen, and by the end of the grant they will be fully funding the Counselling Partnership themselves. Each week of the academic year, each school has one full day of 1:1 therapy and a further one full day or a group intervention project, a drop in service, family support, staff support and peer mentoring training.
Priestmead Primary School and Nursery – priestmead.harrow.sch.uk
£88,700 over three years (£31,100 in year 1, £29,300 in year 2 and £28,300 in year 3) – towards the Schools Counselling Partnership
This grant supports the Schools Counselling Partnership between Priestmead Primary School and Elmgrove Primary in Harrow. The Partnership is based on the very successful Ealing Counselling Partnership model that the Charity has been supporting across clusters of schools in Ealing for over three years. This model provides a holistic approach to therapeutic support that is offered to children, parents and staff. The service is run by a Counselling Services Manager, and 1:1 therapeutic support is provided by trainee therapists.
Brookfield School – brookfield.camden.sch.uk
£30,000 pa x 3 – towards the TOPS in-school therapy initiative
Brookfield is a two form entry primary school in Camden with a 39 full time place Nursery. The Tavistock Outreach in Primary Schools (TOPS) therapy initiative was introduced as a psychotherapeutic outreach service in three primary schools, and this grant allows the model to extend to seven primary schools in Camden. The TOPS programme provides weekly support by highly qualified and experienced Child Psychotherapists to children where there is high concern about behaviour, emotional development and mental health.
Sunnyfields Primary School – sunnyfieldsprimary.co.uk
£59,100 over three years (£21,500 in year 1, £19,500 in year 2 and £18,100 in year 3) – towards the Play Therapy project with Catholic Children’s Society (Westminster)
This grant enables the continuation of the successful Schools in Partnership Play Therapy project in five primary schools in Barnet: Child’s Hill, Colindale, Summerside, Broadfields and Sunnyfields. Each of the schools in the cluster has a significant number of socially and economically deprived children who struggle with mental health issues which negatively impact their abilities to enjoy and achieve at school. The play therapy is delivered by therapists from the Catholic Children’s Society (Westminster) who operate one day per week in each school.
Allenby Primary School – allenbyprimaryschool.com
£17,000 over 2 years (£8,000 in year 1 and £9,000 in year 2) – towards the Philosophy for Children: Going for Gold Programme
The Philosophy for Children programme is delivered by the Society for Advancement of Philosophical Enquiry and Reflection in Education (SAPERE). It teaches children to create their own philosophical questions and focuses on philosophical enquiry and dialogue. Teachers support the children in their thinking, reasoning and questioning, and the process enables them to develop skills and understanding over time. SAPERE also provides training for teachers and supports them with coaching and skills building.
Schools in Partnership grants approved June 2014
Vaughan Primary School – vaughan.harrow.sch.uk
£104,500 over three years – Counselling project with Catholic Children’s Society (Westminster)
Vaughan Primary School is the lead school in the Harrow West Cluster Schools in Partnership project funded by John Lyon’s Charity. The Cluster consists of six primary schools, one secondary school and one Children’s Centre in Harrow. The schools are working with the Catholic Children’s Society (Westminster) to employ a counsellor across each setting.