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Littlegreen School

Supporting and developing the whole child

Community Links

Compton Primary School 

Littlegreen School has for many years had a close professional link with Compton and Up Marden Primary School having worked together to deliver Inset and within curriculum areas. 

Boys in the later Primary years at Littlegreen School may be given an opportunity to experience time in this local primary school.

Novio Support 

Novio support is a collaborative school to school network. 

Novio aims to support 0-25 years olds with special educational needs and disabilities to have successful placements in mainstream settings. Support is provided through staff training and development and by sharing information and advice.

Novio is led by Fordwater, St Anthony’s, Littlegreen School and The Blue Flag Alliance and operates within Area A in West Sussex.

The name Novio is taken from “Noviomagus Reginorum” the old Roman name for Chichester meaning “new market place” to resonates with proposed SEN Local Offer legislation. The logo was designed by pupils. 

Follow the link below to access support for parents, carers and professionals.

http://noviosupport.org/localofferandweblinks.html

Cobnor Activities Centre 

As part of our extra-curricular programme boys from key stage 2 and 3 have the opportunity to attend Cobnor Activities Centre. This gives the boys the chance to work together to overcome different challenges. 

They can have a taster of sailing and kayaking as well as tasks such as building a raft in order to claim a bounty from a boat moored off Bosham!

Activities such as this enable the pupils to improve their teamwork skills. 

Chichester College 

Community Links

Chichester
College

The transition between school and college can be an extremely difficult one for young people, particularly for those who have communication difficulties. Our specialist provision based within Chichester College is proving a huge success.

Littlegreen students have the opportunity to improve their social and communication skills in the wider world, as well as gaining subject-specific knowledge on the vocational courses of their choice. Many are working towards recognised qualifications in practical subjects such as Motor Vehicles, Engineering and Construction. 

Students attend vocational courses at both the Chichester and Brinsbury campuses, each offering a wide range of events and services of which we are able to participate. These include careers interviews with the Positive Futures team, (WOW) World of Work, Safe Drive Stay Alive and also many charity events.

Those who have opted to be at College full-time also spend their working week studying core subjects at GCSE and entry level. In Littlegreen Hub, all lessons are delivered by Littlegreen staff who continue to implement the school's values and ethos. We believe that by providing the opportunity to shine outside of the classroom, our students will find the transition to life beyond compulsory education easier and more enjoyable.

University of Chichester 

Littlegreen benefits from the partnership with the University of Chichester in many ways. We host student placements during the course of the year and also deliver sessions at the University for students. In this way we hope to raise awareness of this area of education whilst encouraging the staff of the future. Past placements have included 2 week placements, full ten week placements as well as special interest placements and group creativity projects which have benefitted both educational and residential aspects of the school.

Volunteers in the Community 

At Littlegreen School we benefit from the support of volunteers from the community. The work undertaken by the volunteers is invaluable. Examples of the support that volunteers currently offer are: Reading 1:1 with pupils, support during practical lessons such as art, supporting individuals with higher levels of mathematics and any projects such as the creation of a wildlife garden.

Community Police 

We have close links with both the Schools Police Liaison Officer and the local Police Community Support Officer. Both visit the school to support with the curriculum on a regular basis.
 

South Downs National Parks Authority 

Littlegreen School has worked with the SDNPA for some years. During this time they have worked with Year 11 in our Conservation Area. The rangers have taken boys out across the South Downs as part of their Geography education. They have also escorted our boys on charity walks as well as working with our Premises Team to return our beautiful grounds back to their former native condition, removing the non-native fir trees from our back lawn.

Littlegreen School is fortunate to be situated within South Downs National Park. Green rolling pastures, wide open spaces, ancient woodlands, river valleys and dramatic coastline truly encompass the National Park’s ethos of being one of ‘Britain’s Breathing Spaces’.  With over 3,300km of rights of way, the South Downs National Park offers a landscape as diverse as it is breath-taking. This is truly a place with something for everyone, all easily accessible and that is why the staff and boys at Littlegreen have been exploring the Park by forming a ‘walk group’. This a great way to keep fit and healthy while enjoying beautiful countryside and exploring real life cross-curricular links.

The walks are all free of charge and range from gentle strolls to longer walks up on the Downs. They are led by Mr Tognerelli and the boys can walk and talk, learning about aspects of the National Park such as wildlife, farming and archaeology which they may not be aware of.

To find out more about South Downs national Park follow the link below:

https://www.southdowns.gov.uk/national-park-authority/

`Positive About Futures´ 

Positive About Futures is a new careers service at Chichester College. The hub offers all types of career advice and guidance, including information about apprenticeships and traineeships. Positive About Futures provide a wide range of services and are open to everyone.

The Positive About Futures team present to Littlegreen pupils who attend college full-time during Year 10 and 11 to explore future options and discuss pupils´ interests and skills. So far, our pupils have secured places on post-16 courses including Electrical Installation, Engineering, Motor Vehicles, Art, ICT and Public Services.

What is Positive about Futures?

`Positive About Futures´ is an impartial careers and advice service located in the Student Centre at Chichester College. The Positive About Futures Team are responsible for running careers activities both in college and on site in local schools and other venues. This new service has been set up to replace the service previously provided by Connexions which no longer exists as it did in the past.

`Positive About Futures´ offers a bright, fresh and contemporary service designed to inspire, motivate and inform young people about their career choices. Activities offered will help them develop the skills employers are looking for, prepare them for successful job interviews and to complete successful UCAS applications to help them get into the university for their chosen course and ultimate career goals.

Association for Physical Education 

Littlegreen School is affiliated to the Association of Physical Education. The Association for Physical Education (afPE) is currently the only physical education subject association in the UK.

 

This organisation is committed to being the representative organisation of choice for people and organisations delivering or supporting the delivery of physical education in schools and in the wider community. 
Their purpose is to promote and maintain high standards and safe practice in all aspects and at all levels of physical education, influencing developments in physical education at national and local levels.

As the subject association for physical education they provide quality assured membership services and resources, and valuable professional support for all its members and the teaching profession through a range of high quality professional development opportunities, regular updates, member journals, advice, insurance cover and dedicated helplines for health & safety and legal advice.

'Physical Education - The Heart of School Life'

For more information please follow the link: www.afpe.org.uk

Bourne Community College
 

For many years Littlegreen School and The Bourne have had close links. With our year 7 to year 9 boys being offered the opportunity to experience mainstream school in a safe and supportive environment.

Many of our boys have transferred onto their roll or other mainstream schools after successful reintegration experiences.

The Bourne Community College is located on the western edge of Chichester within the confines of Emsworth, a superb location which gives access to the beauty of both the South Downs and English Channel. At Bourne Community College they have 150 student places in each year group. This leads to a strong sense of community and allows their staff to know their students much better as individuals. Like all good schools they work hard to ensure that all students make outstanding progress, both academically and in their confidence and self-beliefs. This is supported by parents who encourage their children to make the most of the many and varied opportunities that the school offers.

The Bourne has many international partnerships which give their students a global view of the world in which they will grow up and work. Their students are encouraged to use the many ways in which to communicate with other young people from around the globe.

Their ultimate aim is to fully prepare their students for life beyond school, providing them with the skills and exam results which enable them to have plenty of choice as to what path to take next in their learning.

To find out more about this school please click on the link below:

www.bourne.org.uk

The Clock Trust 

For some time Littlegreen School has supported the Clock Trust by recycling our old ICT hardware to them. This equipment can be broken down into components and then used in a variety of ways. From a `Component Bank´ to projects to art pieces and other workshops or retained as complete equipment to enable visitors to the Clock Trust to experience deconstruction and reconstruction activities. 
“All projects provide creative opportunities for all and facilitate people to reach their potential”.

Chestnut Tree House 

‘Sponsored Trail’ for Chestnut Tree House

A handful of pupils based at Chichester College raised £200 for Chestnut Tree House. The ‘Sponsored Trail’ event involved students making their way along ‘The Billy Trail’ on Hayling Island.

By organising our own charity event again, the boys had the chance to come together outside of the classroom and to learn about the lives and difficulties of others. Tracy Bowdery, Community Fundraiser for Chestnut Tree House, came to class following the event to show the boys a DVD about the wonderful work undertaken by the charity.

Chestnut Tree House is the only children's hospice in Sussex, caring for over 300 children and young adults who have progressive life-shortening conditions. For more information about Chestnut Tree House please follow the link: Chestnut-tree-house

‘Connecting Classrooms’ 

We are currently in the process of developing partnership links with three schools in Jamaica, Brazil and Trinidad. The programme, formerly known as ‘Connecting Classrooms’, is an inspiring, global education scheme offering support for finding and sustaining partnerships with schools around the world.

Our initial whole-school ‘starter’ activity involved creating simple postcards to facilitate pupil introductions. As the partnerships develop over time, Littlegreen pupils will have the opportunity to broaden their global awareness by learning about other cultures, languages and religions. They may also have the chance to work with a teacher visiting Littlegreen from one of our partner schools.

 

Dayanand Memorial Vedic Primary School, Trinidad

Global School Partnerships (GSP) aims to motivate young people's commitment to a fairer, more sustainable world.

The British Council is a member of the consortium that manages the Global School Partnerships programme for the UK government Department for International Development. GSP supports sustainable, equitable partnerships between schools in the UK and partner schools in the global South in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean.

Note that as well as funding, training opportunities and ongoing support the GSP team can advise on building sustainable partnerships founded on principles of equity, global education learning and other North-South partnership issues. For further information please click on the link below.

www.The British Council.org

Compton Village Shop And Tea Room 

In Compton Village is a quaint Tea Room and shop. Littlegreen School pupils visit the Tea Room for special reward days when they are able to sample the lovely cakes, snacks and refreshments on offer daily. Boys enjoy such trips and staff at the venue are always pleased to see them. Other visits to the village include history trips to the well, in the village square, Christingle Services at the church and playing matches at the village tennis courts.

For more information please follow the link below or contact The Village Shop & Tea Room.

The Village Shop & Tea Room