At Huntley we work closely with five other local primary schools – Ashleworth CE Primary, Churcham Primary, Tibberton Community school, Westbury on Severn CE Primary and Newham on Severn Primary – a partnership known as NeWmATCH.
We meet regularly and often organise inter-school sports competitions for the pupils.
Staff and Governors of all schools often exchange ideas and offer support to each other.
West Gloucestershire Schools Partnership
We are part of the West Gloucestershire Schools Partnership (WGSP). We work with other primary schools in the Forest area. This also offers us opportunities to take part in sporting, musical and creative events such as a country dance festival and gymnastics competition.
Trailblazers- Young Minds matter
We are delighted that our school has been given the opportunity to take part in a new, national programme to help make mental health support for children and young people more available when they need it.
We are one of 72 schools from Cheltenham, Gloucester and the Forest of Dean to work with the NHS in Gloucestershire to introduce Mental Health Support Teams into schools.
We hope that these teams will provide valuable support to our pupils to help them with life’s ups and down, for example, with issues such as anxiety, friendship concerns, exam stress and challenging behaviour.
This may involve group work and/or individual, one-to-one support, either at school or elsewhere. Where appropriate, the Mental Health Support Team will also link up with the specialist mental health services in Gloucestershire. They will also support parents and teachers to help children and young people who are experiencing difficulties.
Forest Teaching Alliance
This is based at one of your local secondary schools – Dene Magna. Please follow this link for further information.
GHLL – Gloucestershire Healthy Living and Learning
Our Head Teacher Mrs Curtis is lead PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education) teacher and supports a wide range of schools across the county delivering training and working with colleagues around aspects of children’s emotional and physical well being.
Newent Community School and Dene Magna Secondary school
We have close links with our two catchment schools. We carry out activities such as cooking, DT and sporting events to ensure we maintain strong links with the schools most of our pupils move on to.