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Orleans Park Connect

OP LogoAt Orleans Park School, we want to facilitate opportunities for schools to connect with each other. 

Welcome to our community of schools where we believe that every pupil deserves an exceptional education, empowering them to reach their fullest potential and be the best they can be. 

Within this supportive, collaborative environment, each individual is valued and encouraged to contribute to this dynamic way of learning. By fostering collaboration and sharing best practices, we continuously strive to enhance the classroom experience and improve student outcomes. Moreover, we are committed to the professional growth and fulfilment of our staff, ensuring they have rewarding careers. 

Our dedication to connectivity extends beyond our school walls, aligning with our strategic plan to forge partnerships with other educational institutions and organisations. Together, we offer a myriad of opportunities for staff development, stakeholder engagement, and student enrichment. From cross-sector partnerships to CPD workshops, student leadership training to community support programs, our collaborative efforts aim to create an energetic educational landscape where every learner thrives. 

We look forward to working with you. 

Upcoming Events

  • Do you want to hear from Leaders on how best to manage the transition from Key Stage 2 to 3?
  • Do you want to see what happens in outstanding Year 7 classrooms?
  • Do you want an opportunity to talk to students, look at books and discuss teaching and learning with colleagues from a range of Richmond schools?

Primary Conference Flyer May 2024

OP Connect Primary Conference Sign-Up Form


Building Partnerships

Our desire to want to connect with other schools and organisations  is linked to the school’s strategic plan and should be read in conjunction with this document.

We want to offer opportunities for staff; build on partnerships with stakeholders, empower and skill up teachers through shared practice.

Connecting with other schools, both secondary and primary, can offer numerous benefits that contribute to a more enriched educational experience:

Resource Sharing

Schools can share educational materials, resources, and teaching strategies, reducing individual expenditure and enhancing the quality of education for both institutions.

Collaborative Learning

Collaborative projects between schools can foster teamwork, communication and critical thinking among students. Joint activities can encourage learning from diverse perspectives and experiences.

Professional Development

Teachers can benefit from sharing best practices, attending joint workshops, or participating in collaborative training sessions, enhancing their teaching methods and approaches.

Cultural Exchange

Interacting with students from different schools provides an opportunity for cultural exchange, fostering tolerance, understanding, and appreciation for diversity.

Enhanced Opportunities

Partnering schools can offer broader extracurricular activities, including sports competitions, academic contests or arts events, providing students with more varied opportunities for growth.

Community Engagement

Joint initiatives can help schools engage with the wider community, fostering a sense of unity and collaboration among different educational institutions and local stakeholders.

Technology Integration

Collaboration between schools can facilitate the sharing of technological resources and expertise, enabling both institutions to stay updated with the latest educational technologies.

Problem Solving and Innovation

Joint projects or competitions can encourage students to engage in problem-solving activities, fostering innovation and creativity.

Mentorship and Role Models

Older students from secondary schools can serve as mentors or role models for younger students in primary schools, creating a supportive environment and promoting positive behaviour and encouraging appropriate pathways.

Networking Opportunities

Establishing connections between schools can create a network that allows for future collaborations, partnerships and ongoing support between educational institutions.


Community Learning

We believe.....
  • Every pupil deserves a great education that enables them to be the best they can be
  • Every individual in our community of schools is important and has something to contribute in building an exciting climate for learning within a safe and supportive environment
  • In working together and sharing best practice in order to improve the classroom experience and student outcomes.
  • In ensuring the development of staff so that they have a rewarding and a fulfilling career
Learning will:

Reflect planning between experts and teachers to ensure the accessibility and aspiration of the work.

Collaboration will ensure that:

Best practice is shared and staff across our community schools will benefit from shared excellence.

Professional development will:

Deliver outstanding professionals to work with schools for  improvement, well-being and on developing future leaders.


OP Connect Events

Connecting with other schools, whether primary or secondary, opens up a world of opportunities for both students and educators, enriching the learning experience and preparing students for a more diverse and interconnected world. To see the examples of the way that OP Connect will connect, click on the icon below.

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