Southwold Primary School engages with a number of relevant external providers to enhance the breadth and quality of our curriculum.
We have an ongoing partnership with Nottingham Contemporary art gallery as part of the ‘Schools of Tomorrow’ project, resulting in a resident artist, Charlotte, in school for three years to help embed our creative approach to learning and alter and challenge mindsets around creative learning.
Nottingham University and Jubilee Campus are on our doorstep and we engage in ‘Into University’ experiences, which are also project-focused.
Nottingham Music Hub facilitate music tuition, area band and citywide music projects, all of which we are proud to take part in. Southwold Primary is a Music Mark school.
We have a strong link with our local MP, Lillian Greenwood and she often challenges us to complete projects or judges competitions!
Our local ward councillor and community protection officer work alongside our Community Rangers pupil leadership team to improve the local environment.
We have a great relationship with our local PCSO Pete, who listens to readers and helps lead our Community Rangers Team.
Southwold is also part of the Mini Police initiative, an engagement scheme designed to improve citizenship within our community and give young children the opportunity to learn about their safety, their role within their community and how the police work within the community to keep us safe.
We are more recently engaging with ongoing partnerships and individuals who act as role-models for our children within a diverse community. Examples include Steve Brazier, a local blind artist; Belong, a charity which helps refugees and asylum seekers; Nottingham Education Sanctuary Team (NEST), Freedom Foundation UK and Capital One.