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Hallam Road, Godalming,

Surrey, GU7 3HW

Reg no: 11717912

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About Us
Godalming Learning Partnership
Achieving More Together

We are a large group of working together for the past decade to improve children’s educational outcomes in the Godalming area. We focus on improving our schools through:

The Learning Partnership works to keep improving teaching quality and drive up standards in all our schools by:

We run one joint INSET day a year with training on our agreed priority and time for schools to plan how to modify their practice as a result of the input. Follow-up twilight sessions sees staff meeting again to share the impact their changes have made to children's learning. In addition, we agree 3 further common INSET dates each year which can also be used for collaborative work.

Professional development

We help to drive up standards with our Improvement through Peer Review (IPR) programme. Schools are grouped into 3s to undertake an investigation of an aspect of teaching and learning in each of their schools. It follows a simple pattern:

Peer review and challenge

Of fundamental importance to our worth as a partnership, the sharing of best practice is achieved in a variety of ways.

Sharing best practice

The longest running initiative we have is that of our sports curriculum enhancement programme. We have progressed from encouraging schools to compete in competitive or friendly matches of the usual primary phase sports to funding our very own Sports Coordinators from our Secondary schools (SSCOs).

Our SSCOs plan an annual calendar of varied sporting events including opportunities to try out completely new sports. Each event is open to all schools and the Secondaries can often help with transportation to the venues. Their students help run the events and gain invaluable experience as part of the Sports Leaders programme.

We aim for a balance of Competitions and non-competitive Festivals, using the skills of our SSCos to encourage those children not normally keen to take part in sports events. Our primary phase children benefit in so many ways from these sporting enhancements, not least because they become accustomed to the larger schools that they will almost all be moving on to at the end of Key Stage 2.  

In addition to sports and dance, we collaborate in providing opportunities to extend learning for our higher level learners across all schools in maths, writing and reading.

Enhanced curriculum

The Trust Board is the overarching body responsible for the governance of the GLP, with ultimate accountability for its strategic direction and ensuring we meet our aims; schools’ own local Governing Bodies retain their autonomy. The Board meets at least three times each year to review the Partnership’s activities and achievement of objectives and take necessary decisions. Minutes are posted here once they have been agreed at the next meeting.

The Board delegates areas of day-to-day management to the Steering Group which is made up of:

• Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the Board

• Chairman Headteacher Committee

• Finance Officer

• Clerk

with input as required from our consultant Associate Director.

You can find out more about just how we operate by looking through our Key Documents.

Our Annual General Meetings are held in the summer and are open to all members of the local learning community. To find out more, visit our dedicated AGM page.

Key Documents

Board Minutes


2022 11 Board Minutes


2021 11 Board Minutes

2022 03 Board Minutes

2022 06 Board Minutes


2020 11 Board Minutes

2021 03 Board Minutes

2021 06 Board Minutes


Articles of Association


Principles & Operation

Terms of Reference

Funding Agreement

Disputes Management

AGM 2022

Presentation on Work of the GLP 2021-2022

Annual Report 2022, incl Financial Report & Accounts

Michael Guest, Chairman of the GLP Board