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Hindpool Nursery School

A community that loves to learn

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Hindpool Nursery School

A community that loves to learn

Working Together

Working Together with other Schools and Providers:


We are one of five Nursery Schools in Cumbria who have all worked collaboratively for many years to strengthen the provision for young children in Early Years across the county.


As a cluster we meet regularly with the aim to: 


  • To identify and share expertise, strengths and resources to improve provision and raise educational standards.

  • Share and develop national 'best practice' in Early Years education.

  • To devise collaborative projects that impact upon pupils’ learning.

  • Join together to provide high quality training opportunities for our staff.

  • Celebrate and communicate the unique experiences that Nursery Schools provide for young children.

  • Support other settings outside the cluster by sharing good practice, hosting staff & facilitating joint development.


Within the cluster, schools are organised in triads which allows us to focus on the particular improvement needs of individual schools through Peer Review. Hindpool Nursery School is in a triad with Bram Longstaffe Nursery School and Kendal Nursery School. We meet at least termly with the specific aim of supporting each other with school improvement. 


Hindpool Nursery School also works in partnership with Family Action to support our children and families through services offered onsite by Hindpool Family Hub - you can find out more about this in our Useful Links tab.

We are also a Strategic Partner of Yarlside Teaching School Alliance - we work with other schools in our collaborative on 6 main development issues:


  • School-led Initial Teacher Training

  • Continuous Profressional Development

  • School-to-School Support

  • Succession Planning and Talent Management

  • Specialist Leaders in Education

  • Research and Development


As part of YTSA our school is also part of a growing number of schools leading the way for more school-led teacher training. This is really important to us because it means we can choose the very best talent and develop them into teachers. Being able to choose who we train as teachers helps us in delivering the best outcomes for the students in our local area.


Yarlside Teaching School Alliance are working in partnership with the University of Cumbria to provide high quality initial teacher training (ITT) for Primary School Teachers through the School Direct Programme.  The school direct non-salaried training route offers the chance to experience 5 days per week of school embedded learning within local schools whilst following a programme leading to qualified teacher status (QTS) and gain a Postgraduate Certificate of Education (PGCE).


Our School Direct Programme offers a superb route into our rich and rewarding profession.  We have vacancies now to start training from September 2019 and would be very interested to hear from you if you are thinking of becoming a teacher, or know someone who is. We’re looking for people who have (or will have) a degree, have a passion for teaching and want to inspire young people to fulfil their potential.


Further information can be found at