(Tarleton and Rural District Schools)
Banks St Stephen's CE Primary School is proud to be a member of the TARDiS cluster of schools.
We believe that through collaboratively working with other schools, we can strengthen ourselves collectively and improve outcomes for our children. The cluster works together to improve educational outcomes for local children in a variety of ways which includes:
A varied programme of events for pupils
Joint training for teachers and other staff
Focusing on local issues together
Sharing good practice
The TARDiS family, spearheaded by a Headteachers’ network, collaborates on strategic improvement aims for the benefit of our pupils.
The cluster works to enhance opportunities for local children in a variety of ways, these include:
Sharing good practice across our family of schools and focusing on local issues/priorities.
Organising a programme of enrichment activities throughout the year, which offer challenge, develop confidence and celebrate achievements across the broader curriculum (for example, STEM days, Spelling Bees, Performing Arts Festivals, Public Speaking events etc).
Through our subcommittee, TASA (the TARDiS Active Schools Alliance), we organise a comprehensive range of opportunities for children to take part in competitive and non-competitive physical activity – increasing participation and promoting health & fitness.
TARDiS Member Schools:
Banks Methodist Primary School
Banks St Stephen's CE Primary School
Bretherton Endowed CE Primary School
Eccleston St Mary's CE Primary
Hesketh with Becconsall CE Primary School
Holmeswood Methodist Primary School
Hoole St Michael's CE Primary School
Howick CE Primary School
Mere Brow CE Primary School
Newburgh CE Primary School
Richard Durnings Endowed Primary School
Rufford CE Primary School
Tarleton Community Primary School
Tarleton Holy Trinity Primary School
Tarleton Mere Brow Primary School
Local Businesses and Organisations
We work closely with local businesses and organisations. Local businesses and organisations have donated money, time, expertise, services and goods to projects which benefit the children and staff, including:
Cropper's pond area
Early Years Garden renovations
"Time to Grow" polytunnel for Gardening Club
Christian Values tree in the Hall
Outside planters on field and in junior playground
Plants, compost and flowers
Brass Band extra lessons
Hampers for families at Christmas, Easter and other times
State of the art LED lighting system and other equipment for Y6 strawberry growing project (scientific innovation)