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Improving Education in Suffolk - Mellis' role in the 'Suffolk School Improvement Group' initiative

raising the bar

The Raising the Bar initiative was formed in order to raise the achievement of all children across Suffolk..

To this end, the school formed a Suffolk School Improvement Group with Fressingfield, Worlingworth and Stradbroke Primaries,in order to create improved opportunities to share good practise and to promote the 'Raising the Bar agenda.

These have most recently focused on develop writing exemplars from EYFS to Year 6, to assist with consistent and accurate writing moderation. The School's Headmaster and Year 2 Teacher are both Local Authority Year 6 Writing and Year 2 Assessment moderators.

Mellis as part of the Primary East Teaching School Alliance

Suffolk and Norfolk Teaching School Alliance

Mellis is proud to be a Core School in the Primary East TSA - the only dedicated PrimaryTSA in the area. We are:

  1. Playing an increasing role in: providing leadership and subject expertise to support other schools
  2. Providing Initial Teacher Training via Schools Direct
  3. Developing demand led CPD across the area

Please click here to visit the Primary East website to learn more..

Mellis as part of the St Edmundsbury and Ipswich Diocesan Multi-Academy Trust

Mellis School academised within the Diocesan MAT in June 2017, and as such has been involved with working with a diverse range of schools within the DMAT

This has included:

1) Leading Writing moderation sessions

2) Working with school 'Triads', whereby three schools work alongside each other to challenge and to share good practice at Senior Management level

3) Organising governor and staff exchange visits to review practice

Forming Links in the Local Education Community

Local Links

Mellis Primary values links with other schools, and aims to play its part in maintaining existing links and developing new ones in a variety of ways. As well as developing links with schools outside its immediate pyramid, Mellis has a strong tradition of working alongside other schools.  In addition, Mellis organises the Year 4 Pyramid Day (Orienteering), and provides the Year 3 Pyramid Day (Natural Art). On the sporting front, Mellis also hosts the Pyramid Cross Country heats.


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