Bangabandhu

Bangabandhu Community Partnerships

The Bangabandhu and Globe Soft Federation

From September 2018 Bangabandhu has been in a soft federation partnership with another Tower Hamlets school, Globe Primary, which is just a five minutes-walk from Bangabandhu.

As a soft federation both Bangabandhu and Globe retain their own individual identities, ethos and uniqueness but benefit greatly from the partnership in terms of sharing resources as well as staff collaboration and training opportunities. Both schools have their own Governing Body and budget. Ms Maxwell is the Executive Headteacher of both schools and splits her time equally between both schools. 

Click here for more information on the Soft Federation. 

THE Partnership - Tower Hamlets Education Partnership (THEP)

We work with THE Partnership, Tower Hamlets Education Partnership (THEP).

THEP is a schools' company established by school leaders to deliver high quality school improvement to all Tower Hamlets schools. It is rooted in the highly successful collaboration that has characterised and underpinned education in the borough over the last two decades. The schools within THEP operate as a family to support, challenge and encourage each other in their determination to do the very best for every child.

THEP is independent of the Local Authority, but works closely with it and is supported by it.

Through our partnership with THEP we benefit from: CPD and training opportunities, school improvement team support, leadership consultant support and the peer review, school improvement mechanism.

Click here to find out more about THEP and the work they do.

Tower Hamlets Arts and Music Education Service - THAMES

Many THAMES tutors work within our school each week. 

Click here to find out more details about our Music Curriculum.

IntoUniversity

IntoUniversity provides local learning centres where young people are inspired to achieve.

At each local centre IntoUniversity offers an innovative programme that supports young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to attain either a university place or another chosen aspiration.  

Bangabandhu has taken part in the Primary FOCUS Programme for many years now. It is a two-year package of focused learning for classes in Years 5 and 6. The programme supports and enhances the National Curriculum. This is what happens:

Year 5 - 'What is a University?' Workshop and FOCUS Day. The class are introduced to and familiarised with university life and learning. The class focus on a particular curriculum area, chosen by our school, and work in teams to develop cooperation skills.

Year 6 - FOCUS Week and Transition Workshop. The FOCUS Week offers the class five days of concentrated learning on a topic of the school's choosing, ending with a graduation at a top university. The Transition Workshop gives students the chance to discuss and prepare for their transition to secondary school and think about their future.

For further details please see IntoUniversity's Primary FOCUS brochure. You can also watch a short film about IntoUniversity's Primary School Programmes.

Young V&A

As part of the Museum of Childhood's 150th anniversary, children from Bangabandhu and neighbouring school Globe Primary took part in a project to help redesign the space. It will soon be reopened and renamed as the Young V&A.

Click here to watch a video of the project and read about all the action that went on.

Click here to find out information about the new Young V&A project.

The Felix Project

The Felix Project collects fresh, nutritious food that cannot be sold and delivers this surplus food to charities and schools so they can provide healthy meals and help the most vulnerable in our society. Fresh fruit, vegetables and packaged food is delivered to our school each Friday by The Felix Project. Our parents take home and use this food which would have otherwise gone to waste.

Click here to find out more about The Felix Project and  their School's Programme.

Magic Breakfast

Magic Breakfast ensures that no child in their partner schools is too hungry to learn by providing healthy breakfast food and expert support to help identify and reach those pupils at risk of hunger. A hungry child cannot concentrate so could miss out on half a day of lessons every school day if not given anything nutritious to eat first thing.

Magic Breakfast works with over 1,000 Primary, Secondary and ASL/Special Educational Needs schools, plus Pupil Referral Units, offering breakfasts to over 200,000 children each school day.  Their partner schools are in most counties in England. 

City Year UK

City Year UK is a youth and education charity which empowers 18 to 25-year-olds, from all backgrounds, to tackle educational inequality through a year of full-time volunteering in schools. City Year UK volunteers are in school all day, mentoring and coaching pupils on their social, emotional and academic skills, because they believe in their potential.

Strong leadership and excellent teaching aren't always enough to close the attainment gap between pupils from lower income backgrounds and their better off peers. Sometimes schools need more resources to deal with all the issues that can come between a child and their education. City Year UK's  highly trained and dedicated young people volunteer to fill the gap - supporting individual pupils and the whole school, every day.  

Tutormate UK

TutorMateUK is an online platform that pairs corporate volunteers from all over the UK with disadvantaged children in KS1 who need reading practice. TutorMate is currently available to primary schools that have a higher than national average number of Free School Meals and/or English as an Additional Language in Bradford, Doncaster, East Sussex, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, London, Middlesborough and Peterborough.

Volunteers link directly from their workplace to a dedicated classroom laptop using the TutorMate internet platform and a voice connection. Volunteers and their reading partners ‘meet’ for 30-minutes every week through the academic year to read stories and play literacy-related games that improve fluency and comprehension and build reading confidence.

All volunteers are subject to an Enhanced DBS check and undergo online training that covers

The Tutormate programme can be used to support up to 10 pupils per Year 1 or Year 2 class (P2/3 in Scotland). TutorMate provides a dedicated and secure laptop and headset for pupils to use that can be set up easily in a corner of the classroom. The platform provides a library of more than 300 stories, fully decodable at the lower levels, alongside word and literacy games to reinforce key skills in an engaging way.