• "I really like the way children are taught to look after each other"
    – Parent
  • God is love
    1 John 4:8
  • "Classroom issues are dealt with immediately. The children and parents really trust the teachers and leaders here"
    – Parent
  • “I am with you every step you take. I will never leave you.” - God
    Joshua 1:9
  • "It is really difficult to say how the school needs to improve"
    – Parent
  • “Let the children come to me – the kingdom of God belongs to them.” – Jesus
    Mark 10:14
  • "Our school lighthouses encourage us to make the right choices"
    – Child
  • With God, all things are possible.
    Mark 10:27
  • "Teaching is outstanding over time and is never less than good"
    – Ofsted
  • He will cover you with his feathers and his faithfulness will be your shield.
    Psalm 91:4
  • "Pupils’ behaviour around the school and in lessons is exemplary"
    – Ofsted
  • Your loving father knows what you need…so do not worry about anything.
    Matthew 5:25
  • "Parents strongly feel that the leadership and management involve them in the life of the school"
    – Ofsted
  • Do to others as you would have them do to you
    Luke 6:31
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NEXUS Teaching School Alliance

NEXUS Teaching School Alliance

Six schools (Blackhorse Primary, Bromley Heath Junior, Emersons Green Primary, Kings’ Forest Primary, Mangotsfield CE Primary and Stanbridge Primary) have joined together to work collaboratively. More recently Mangotsfield CE has gained Teaching School status and the six schools are now part of the Nexus Teaching School Alliance. Teaching Schools are designated by the government and they are tasked with playing a greater role in school improvement in an increasingly school led system in six main areas (often called ‘The Big Six’) which are:


  • training new entrants to the profession (School Direct)
  • professional and leadership development
  • identification and development of leadership potential
  • work along other schools who want support
  • offer specialist leaders of education (SLE’s) across the region
  • promote research and development in teaching and learning and to develop school based research


The Teaching School Alliance schools works closely together to share skills, experience, talent and capacity to help improve learning and achievement in schools across South Gloucestershire and beyond. The Alliance is passionate about helping primary schools achieve the best possible outcomes for all of their pupils.

Our Aims

  • To work collaboratively
  • To raise the attainment and life-chances of the students in our schools
  • To procure high quality services and expertise
  • To share practice and innovation across our schools to provide high quality development opportunities for all
  • To develop a culture of collaboration, commitment and coaching in all we do

Our Commitment

  • To be open and transparent in all our school-to-school relationships
  • To be fully committed to joint practice development
  • To enable colleagues and governors to work together across schools
  • To help and support all schools within the partnership on their journeys of continuous improvement
  • To work hard to overcome barriers that might impede our progress
  • To collaborate in the development of the future leaders of our schools and community
  • We will establish clear protocols and accountability structures for our various learning project groups
  • Peer review and challenge will be at the heart of everything that we do
  • We will engage external improvement partners to ensure that we are suitably challenged


What OFSTED said about NEXUS:

Blackhorse Primary School was the first to have an OFSTED inspection as part of the NEXUS Learning Partnership in January 2015. Inspectors noted that this was a ‘powerful grouping’, commenting in the report that:
“Relationships with partner schools are used effectively to strengthen school improvement. The school embraces its involvement with NEXUS, a group of six primary schools that focus on inter-school evaluation. This partnership challenges judgements the school has of its performance to ensure that they are accurate and evidence-based.”

The team were impressed by NEXUS’s engagement in robust inter-school:

  • Evaluation days which were ‘highly evaluative’ & written in the OFSTED inspection style
  • Data benchmarking and group analysis
  • Performance Management pay moderation
  • Professional development networks incl. School Business Managers, NQTs, Subject Leaders etc

To find out more information and keep up to date with developments, please visit the NEXUS website: