Our Partnership with Canterbury Christ Church University

The school continues to be outward facing, strengthening links with the University through social media, lectures and workshops- as well as providing annual placements. The English Lead has attended voluntary seminars held by associates from the National Literacy Trust- where current, relevant research is discussed and new texts from children's authors are introduced. In recent years, Mrs Dixon has given lectures to the graduating class of PGCE students, looking forward to the challenges of their NQT year, as well as speaking to new cohorts of first year BA students. Mrs Dixon has also completed an accredited Mentor Development Programme, run by the university. She has attended seminars and workshops at the university and also attends and speaks at PAMs (Primary Area Mentor Meetings) every seasonal term, so that the school is fully aware of training and development issues.