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Global School Partnerships

By on November 12, 2010

I have been working with the Njoro Education District in Kenya to link 10 Cheshire schools with 10 schools in that area so that they may be supported in developing a global schools’ partnership such as ours. Mrs Kimani, the Headteacher of Egerton in Kenya has been working hard with her District colleagues to make this happen.

Our Egerton schools’ partnership has been upheld as an example of outstanding practice by the British Council which is why they approached us to work at this level. I will be delivering a workshop based upon our good practice.

I will most certainly be taking the opportunity to visit the children and staff at Egerton too to deliver the letters from each class in our school. In my absence Mr Hilldrup will be Acting Headteacher, ably supported by Mrs Robertson and the rest of the team.

In assembly this week I talked to the children about my work and that I would be talking to the 10 Kenyan Headteachers about all they have learnt about their friends in their sister school.

They also know that the 20 resulting partnerships will involve more than 10 000 children! Early in the Spring a Kenyan delegation will be visiting Cheshire East. I will most certainly be inviting them to come and visit us at Egerton.

Written by Mrs Hooper ( Head – Egerton Primary School) who will be leaving for Kenya on Monday representing Cheshire East.

About Egerton Primary

"This is a good school. It has some excellent features. It has seen a major change in leadership since the last inspection.The current headteacher has made an outstanding start in her first year. The many strengths of the school have been maintained and firm foundations for further improvement have been laid." (Ofsted October 2006) We are located in the centre of Knutsford with easy communication links to Manchester, Macclesfield, Warrington and Northwich.

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