Sketchnotes provide a visual description of the practice and approaches which have been identified as practice which HM Inspectors have observed during scrutiny activities and is worth sharing more widely. This sketchnote provides a visual description of highly effective practice and approaches identified in the inspection of Community Learning and Development in Highland Council.
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The partnership between Tarradale Primary School and Moo foods is an example of highly effective practice resulting in positive outcomes for children and their families.
"True partnership working comes from a place of shared passion. We want to inspire and empower true sustainability." Tarradale School
"Both parties are driven by similar values and vision, which is imperative to the success.” Moo Food
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1. Leadership and partnership
- mutual vision and goals
- expertise and trust
- ideas and challenge
2. Valuable school and community programmes
- growing, eating and reducing waste
- orchard and grow boxes
- celebration events
- community fridge
3. Parental engagement
- non-threatening space
- social media to celebrate success
- families are included
- mindfulness, reflection and resilience
- teaching staff, pupils and the local community are more connected
- empowered children and families
- sense of belonging to the community
- inspired to create a sustainable future
Questions for discussion
Reflecting on your own setting, consider the following:
- Who could we work in partnership with to improve our community and learners' lives?
- How well do we share leadership and ensure work is owned by all partners?
- How best can we share knowledge and understand each other's expertise?
- How well do we work together as partners to ensure shared vision and aims?
- What local resources can support learners to feel connected to their local community?