As a community school we recognise how important the community is around us.

We have forged alliances with a number of community groups including the EARA (Evendons Area Residence Association). We hope that the schools premises will be used for a variety of purposes benefitting the local community.

To deliver the curriculum, the school will capitalise on its links with local and national businesses to ensure it uses the most up-to-date and relevant topics and approaches. By making the most of local STEM employers, the school can instil independence, confidence and leadership to develop the 21st Century Skills critical for achieving success in both life and work.

Working with these businesses we plan to:

  • Run ‘Enterprise Weeks’ where children will work on themed projects
  • Introduce children to the concept of work and careers and show that learning is enjoyable against a backdrop of up-to-date ‘Information Advice and Guidance’ (‘IAG’) to inform future aspiration
  • Run skills challenges through our House System
  • Set up mentoring programmes via local businesses.

Evendons Primary will work with other local schools to maximise the impact of employer engagement across primary and secondary schools and make the most of existing good practice, whilst also trying to innovate key local employers. We want our relationship with employers to be a true partnership, with them helping to shape and challenge our approach to Enterprise Education, whilst helping shape the children as future potential employees and entrepreneurs.

We are conscious that any engagements we put in place are age appropriate for the child.

Our Partnerships

  • University of Reading – School of Education
  • University of Reading – Botanists
  • Toad Hall Nursery
  • Wokingham South West Cluster of Schools
  • Luckley House School
  • Roots and Shoots – Jane Goodall Institute
  • TESCO – from farm to fork
  • EARA – Evendons Area Residents Association
  • NAG
  • Foster Wheeler Reading
  • ABC to Read
  • Pets As Therapy – listening dogs

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