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The Future is Very Bright!

WGSP are delighted to announce that after many years of hard work by schools in the Forest, Lydney C of E Primary School has been designated as a Teaching School and will lead our alliance which will be known as:

The Forest of Dean Teaching School Alliance

WGSP will work very closely with the FoDTSA and will continue to provide high quality CPD but will now do so on behalf of our alliance.

This is the start of an exciting journey that will benefit the children and staff of the Forest of Dean and we look forward to the many opportunities that it will bring.


WGSP CPD Programme 2018-19

We have lots of exciting events organised this year. Information about the WGSP CPD Programme is being added to the website over the next few weeks so watch this space. If you would like to be added to our CPD update circulation list, please email info@wgsp.co.uk and we will add you to the ever growing list of people who want to know more!

Leigh and Julia


WGSP Partnership Network Meeting

This week, 30 of our headteachers plus four secondary colleagues attended the first Partnership Network Meeting (PNM) of the year. We were invited to hold it at the new GlosCol Campus in Cinderford which opened its doors earlier this month. The campus is in a beautiful setting overlooking the Steam Mills ponds - we are so lucky to have such wonderful facilities in the Forest for our young people.

The venue was a perfect place to hear from speakers on a wide range of issues:

  • Update on accountability and assessment
  • Key messages from 2018 moderation and implications for 2019
  • Raising aspirations and cyber awareness as an NSCS Hub School
  • Supporting headteachers with clinical supervision
  • Inspection updates

The PNM was also used to launch the Pupil Premium Audit Tool which some of our headteachers along with representatives from Dene Magna School and the LA have been developing over the last few months as part of the WGSP Pupil Premium Network. This tool is designed for schools to review their current practices and enable next steps to be identified. Next month, the LA will be rolling out the Pupil Premium Audit Tool across Gloucestershire schools.

The headteachers left full of facts and information which they plan to make good use of in their schools over the next few weeks.


  • ABOUT WGSP

    The WGSP is a strong cohesive partnership of the 39 primary schools in the Forest of Dean from Newent down to Tutshill plus one in Tewkesbury and the Gloucester & Forest APS.

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  • RAISING STANDARDS

    Raising standards within our schools by sharing information and good practice, peer review, supporting leadership progression and succession planning.

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  • CPD

    CPD opportunities which improve standards in our schools and meets the needs of staff and governors within our partnership.

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  • SCHOOL TO SCHOOL SUPPORT

    Providing a supportive network for our schools by offering support to schools and within schools by our schools.

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  • SCHOOLS DIRECT

    We are looking for the next generation of stand-out teachers - students who are excited about making a difference to our children and our schools - come and join us!

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  • WGSP MEMBERS

    The West Gloucestershire Schools Partnership comprises of the 38 primary schools in the Forest of Dean plus one in Tewkesbury, and the Gloucester and Forest APS

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  • GOVERNANCE

    Information, tools and resources to govern our partnership.

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  • DFE GUIDANCE

    This Documents library will provide copies of or links to key documents used in education which are already in the public domain.

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