Working Partnerships

Working Partnerships  

Trauma Informed Schools UK (TISUK 
All of our schools are ‘Trauma Informed Schools.  As a Trust we understand and endeavour to reduce the negative effects and impact of trauma experienced by our pupilsWe support our pupils who suffer with trauma or mental health problems and whose behaviour may act as a barrier to learning.   
Trauma Informed Schools UK 

Inclusion Quality Mark  
The Inclusion Quality Mark Centre of Excellence has been awarded to Weston Mill Community Primary AcademyThis award recognises that the school demonstrates a commitment to outstanding levels of inclusive best practice.   
Inclusion Quality Mark | IQM Inclusive School Award (iqmaward.com) 

Wellbeing at Work – Livewell South West  
The Trust is committed to the ‘Wellbeing at Work Awards Programme’, which prioritises staff health and wellbeing, and supports us as an organisation to become a healthier and happier workplace.   
Updated-August-2023-Wellbeing-at-Work-Award-Process.pdf (wellbeingatworksouthwest.co.uk) 

South West Institute for Teaching (SWIfT 
SWIfT membership enables the Trust to be part of a local professional educational community, which is driven by school leadersSWIfT provides opportunities for subject and leadership support and professional development courses and trainingSWIfT is also the provider for our Early Career Teacher (ECT) training programme.    
South West Institute for Teaching SWIFT - Teacher Training (sw-ift.org.uk) 

Devon Primary School-Centered Initial Teacher Training (DPSCITT)  
We are proud to be a member of DPSCITT, a teacher training partnership made up of 50 schools throughout DevonSince 2000, the partnership has been offering outstanding teacher training for 30-40 prospective primary school teachers each yearDPSCITT is a school-centered programme, with trainees based in partner schools for the majority of the time on a one-year courseThis leads to the award of a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) and Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).                

Weston Mill Community Primary Academy and Oakwood Primary Academy are both partner schools and often have trainees in one, or more, of their classesTrainees work alongside an experienced teacher to support and lead learning.     
Devon Primary SCITT | (dpscitt.ac.uk) 

The University of Plymouth  
We have a working partnership with the University of Plymouth to support Initial Teacher Training (ITT)The partnership reinforces our commitment to the teaching profession, raising standards of teaching and supporting the effective practice in training teachers of the future   
About partnership - University of Plymouth