Unity Schools Partnership is a family of secondary, primary, middle and special schools located mainly in Suffolk, and also on the Essex and Cambridgeshire borders as well as Romford in East London. We share the same values and face similar issues, while providing a close network of support and challenge. We recognise the unique characteristics of each of the communities we work in and how they are reflected in distinctive school cultures. We are committed to a partnership that respects, sustains and supports. We encourage cultural diversity, celebrate the special qualities of each of our schools and recognise that communities must develop and grow to become sustainable.
Our central belief is that every young life is special – open to possibility, gifted with the potential to change the world for the better. Our ambition is to unlock the potential of all children, remove the barriers to aspiration and ensure that all our children succeed. We are committed to evidence-informed practice, which is woven through every aspect of our organisation and supported by our research school (Unity Research School) and its partners, the Research Schools Network and Education Endowment Foundation:
For this reason, and many others, we are proud to be a partner of the Sex Education Forum whose aims and values closely align with our own.
Unity Schools Partnership can support with:
- Unity Research School – bridging the gap between evidence-informed practice and the classroom through defined programmes, professional development events and bespoke support.
- Unity Teaching School Hub – teacher professional development from initial teacher training, through Early Career Teaching to NPQs
- Curriculum with USP (CUSP) – an impactful and evidence-led pedagogical primary curriculum for reading, writing, science, Art & Design, Design Technology, French, Geography, History, Music Spelling and Early Foundations Curriculum. CUSP now incorporates Unity SP’s &iLearn (1:1 iPad provision for Y4-Y6 for home and school learning) and is backed up by a complete CPD offer to embed effective practice.
- Pupil Book Study – a revolutionary system of curriculum monitoring – going beyond ‘book-looks’ by centring quality assurance around structured and purposeful discussions with pupils that give meaningful insights into teaching and learning and the impact of the curriculum.
- Marc Rowland – Disadvantaged and Vulnerable Learners advisor. Marc offers in-depth audits, keynote speeches, training sessions and Pupil Premium advice and support plus bespoke packages to support schools to do their very best for disadvantaged and vulnerable pupils and their families.