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Melton: Primary School forges new links with Hackney under Raising the Bar initiative

10:00 18 March 2014

Melton Primary School Mark Girling

Melton Primary School Mark Girling

A primary school in east Suffolk will today begin forging new partnerships in London as part of a county-wide scheme improving standards in education.

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Pupils at Melton Primary will visit their “link school” in Hackney under proposals set out in Suffolk County Council’s Raising the Bar initiative.

The visit to Grasmere Primary will enable teachers to share knowledge through the Hackney-Suffolk partnership, set up in recognition of the London borough’s excellent record of improvement.

It will also include a meeting with the mayor of Hackney a museum excursion and a chance for the pupils to sample the cultural diversity of a vibrant street market. Nymone Da Costa-Jones, deputy headteacher at Melton Primary, said there was an “electrifying” atmosphere of anticipation among the pupils.

“It’s definitely an unconventional school visit and so that really adds to the excitement,” she said. “The essence of the Raising the Bar agenda is for other schools in Suffolk to see what’s outside the county and so we are making the most of those opportunities, not just for children but for the teachers too.”

Melton headteacher Mark Girling welcomed the excursion as a “practical example of how a school in Suffolk is trying to work with the local authority in improving itself”.

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3 comments

  • They are telling us that the Melton school can improve itself by striking up a relationship with schools in Hackney?? Just who are they trying to kid? themsleves? As to 'the cultural diversity of a street market", maybe that's the horribly dirty Ridley Road market? The only thing they'll learn there is what not to eat!

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    Gobby

    Tuesday, March 18, 2014

  • They are telling us that the Melton school can improve itself by striking up a relationship with schools in Hackney?? Just who are they trying to kid? themsleves? As to 'the cultural diversity of a street market", maybe that's the horribly dirty Ridley Road market? The only thing they'll learn there is what not to eat!

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    Gobby

    Tuesday, March 18, 2014

  • Teachers going to London to see how a good school is run, if I was one of them I would feel ashamed ,if the education is so bad at this school a new lot of teachers would be better for the pupils not visits.

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    pandy

    Tuesday, March 18, 2014

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