Working Partnerships

Working Partnerships


Trauma Informed Schools UK (TISUK)

All of our schools are ‘Trauma Informed Schools’.  As a Trust we understand and endeavour to reduce the negative effects and impact of trauma experienced by our pupils.  We support our pupils who suffer with trauma or mental health problems and whose behaviour may act as a barrier to learning. 

Trauma Informed Schools UK


Inclusion Quality Mark

The Inclusion Quality Mark Centre of Excellence has been awarded to Weston Mill Community Primary Academy.  This award recognises that the school demonstrates a commitment to outstanding levels of inclusive best practice. 

Inclusion Quality Mark | IQM Inclusive School Award (iqmaward.com)


Wellbeing at Work – Livewell South West

The Trust is committed to the ‘Wellbeing at Work Awards Programme’, which prioritises staff health and wellbeing, and supports us as an organisation to become a healthier and happier workplace. 

Updated-August-2023-Wellbeing-at-Work-Award-Process.pdf (wellbeingatworksouthwest.co.uk)


South West Institute for Teaching (SWIfT)

SWIfT membership enables the Trust to be part of a local professional educational community, which is driven by school leaders.  SWIfT provides opportunities for subject and leadership support and professional development courses and training.  SWIfT is also the provider for our Early Career Teacher (ECT) training programme.  

South West Institute for Teaching SWIFT - Teacher Training (sw-ift.org.uk)


Devon Primary School-Centered Initial Teacher Training (DPSCITT)

We are proud to be a member of DPSCITT, a teacher training partnership made up of 50 schools throughout Devon.  Since 2000, the partnership has been offering outstanding teacher training for 30-40 prospective primary school teachers each year.  DPSCITT is a school-centered programme, with trainees based in partner schools for the majority of the time on a one-year course.  This leads to the award of a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) and Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).              

Weston Mill Community Primary Academy and Oakwood Primary Academy are both partner schools and often have trainees in one, or more, of their classes.  Trainees work alongside an experienced teacher to support and lead learning.   

Devon Primary SCITT | (dpscitt.ac.uk)


The University of Plymouth

We have a working partnership with the University of Plymouth to support Initial Teacher Training (ITT).  The partnership reinforces our commitment to the teaching profession, raising standards of teaching and supporting the eeffective practice in training teachers of the future.    

About partnership - University of Plymouth