This page aims to tell you a little about who our Trust partners are.
Huddersfield New College is a dedicated sixth form college that caters exclusively for 16-18 year old students studying at advanced, intermediate and foundation level.
We chose to partner with Royds Hall as we are both dedicated to raising young people’s aspirations and ambitions and encouraging them to continue in education beyond 16. Our partnership has enabled students to visit the college and see first-hand the benefits of staying in education.
Across the past year we have partnered with Royds Hall to host a joint science fair, celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight and engage in Olympic/Paralympic-themed sports days in the run up to the Olympics and Paralympics (or London 2012?).
We look forward to further partnership work this year.
The Fair Traders Co-operative was registered in June 2009 as an initiative by some members of the Holme Valley Fairtrade Support Group. Firm supporters of Fairtrade they wanted to obtain a greater proportion of their weekly purchases of other products from 'ethical' suppliers who could tell them where their product came from and what impact it had on people and the environment. Confused by a mass of standards, labels, etc they adopted a simple, consistent, approach to assessing the products that took advantage of modern technology. The partnership with Holmfirth Fairtraders will help develop and embed a cooperative ‘values driven ethos’ across the school and the curriculum. They will also help to bring a global dimension to school and community perceptions, through national and international links with other cooperative educational institutions and organisations.
The Centre of Science Education (CSE) has a national and international reputation for curriculum and professional development, research and evaluation. It contains the Science Learning Centre for Yorkshire and the Humber, which provides training and support for science teachers, technicians and teaching assistants. Providing the very best research based training and curriculum support for schools, CSE supports the development of initiatives such as the development of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), Triple Science, teaching in Physics and Chemistry and the development of subject leadership. Our links with CSE have already brought immense benefits to the school. We also benefit from links to training in teaching Mathematics – our second subject specialism. By strengthening these links through the Trusts Schools partnership we aim to further develop our collaboration to bring about further improvements to teaching and learning in Science and Mathematics and to be at the ‘cutting edge’ of research developments in these fields.
Huddersfield Town Association Football Club has vast experience in working with the community and supporting local educational establishments through their extensive business network and ‘Football in the Community’ initiatives. As a community orientated club, being voted as ‘Family Club of the Year’ in 2008 and 2010, their involvement with the Royds Hall Learning Trust will bring an extra dimension through helping to raise achievement in curriculum areas, particularly Physical Education and Business Studies as well as providing organisational support, inspirational role models for both staff and students and promoting healthy lifestyles throughout the community.