About the BPLC

The Bury Primary Learning Collaborative was formed in principle in the spring term of 2011 in response to the Schools White Paper published in October 2010. It has an agreed aim to improve the life chances of children and young people, by enabling them to be the best they can be. The fundamental principle of the Collaborative is a group of schools working together to enhance staff professional learning in ways which add value over and above the impact of schools working separately. This involves managing the resources for professional learning, people and money, in ways which increase the capacity of individual schools. The Facilitator was appointed in February 2011 with a remit to drive forward the work of the local cluster collaboratives and the Bury Collaborative Board.

There are six local cluster collaboratives based around geographical locations within Bury. Each collaborative is a ‘cluster’ of professional learning organised and managed by its own members. The geographical locations provide convenience for meetings but joint working across all clusters is encouraged. Each cluster is part of the Bury Primary Learning Collaborative with a representative head teacher on the Collaborative Board. Collaborative working increases coherence of the many national initiatives by building a sustainable local model that draws upon the strengths and good practice of the schools within Bury.

The Collaborative has developed quickly with the support of sixty Bury primary schools, one special school and one specialist unit. After a comprehensive audit of needs we have developed a bespoke training package which we open to other schools and organisations. We have researched and engaged the highest quality providers. We are committed in delivering excellent, high-quality, exciting, and bespoke professional learning and training. Whenever possible, we encourage staff to work together in clusters to share and develop their practice.

Comments from evaluations at the end of the first year
about the success of the BPLC include:
•  Clear agendas based on current issues.
•  Opportunities for working together and sharing practice.
•  Much closer links between schools.
•  The ability to influence the development of the Collaborative.
•  The quality of the bespoke training.

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