|Partners and Collaborations
The curriculum at Richard Cloudesley is enriched through a range of external visits in the local community and partnerships with other organisations. This currently includes:
Lloyds Banking Group
Lloyds approached us in 2015 with a view to setting up a volunteering programme and since this was established our relationship has gone from strength to strength with the Lloyds volunteers proving to be invaluable assets to the school.
Whether it is staff who volunteer on a weekly basis helping out with PE lessons, assisting with lunchtime activities or supporting reading and other lessons in class, to the large group of volunteers we have for big events in the school calendar such as Awards Night, Summer Fete or the Give and Gain Days where Lloyds staff come in and give us their valuable time doing jobs such as;
Gardening, cleaning school mini-buses to cleaning standing equipment to wheelchairs, you name they will do it!!
|City of London Bike Project
We have a very successful community link with the City of London Police. Once a month members of their cycle squad run a bike afternoon for our pupils. They have been proactive in raising funds so that Reccumberants could bring additional specialist bikes to each session. This means all pupils can experience the freedom of riding, how exciting!
This joint venture was so successful that they decided to try and raise £4,000 so that we could have our own bucket seat bike and thus be able to increase the times we could use it.
PC Stuart Ford set about raising the funds, and guess what? - in February 2010 Superintendant Lorraine Cussen and Chief Inspector Paul Barnard presented Anne with our own bike.
|The Post Office
The Post Office have a big headquarters building just around the corner from our primary department. We are fortunate that they have chosen us as their favourite charity this year, and they are working hard raising funds for us. They are organising all sorts of social events such as lunch time barbecues and cake sales. We are really grateful for all their support.