The Seven Stars Collaborative Network

‘We will grow great together by establishing and deepening an inspirational, self-improving network of primary schools. We welcome constructive support and appropriate challenge to improve outcomes and opportunities for all.’


We are a group of headteachers and Heads of School from 6 primary schools and one nursery school, each with different a catchment area and different challenges. Six of the schools are in the city and one is in Staffordshire. Three of the schools are part of a hard federation. The heads from the seven schools have worked together for some years before coming together as ‘The Seven Stars Collaborative Network’ and working together with University of Worcester.

We have engaged in different activities including:

  • Moderation activities in English and Mathematics
  • Termly subject leaders meetings to enhance teaching & learning
  • NQT support network
  • Joint governor training, including ‘The key role of the Governor’ and ‘PREVENT’
  • Joint leadership training for all teachers through work with Worcester University
  • Exemplification materials produced for EYFS
  • Joint commissioning of services, for example ‘BeeActive’ for sports provision
  • ‘Critical friend’ visits by Headteachers and senior leaders
  • Good practice visits
  • Inter-school sports events
  • Joint School Council working
  • Heads & senior leaders attend SASCAL Headteacher’s Conference

Our future plans include:

  • To arrange & deliver a joint gifted & talented Science group

The Seven Stars Collaborative Network is:

abbeyhulton Abbey Hulton Primary School
carmountside Carmountside Primary Academy
images Etruscan Primary School
03h1n_3 Forest Park Primary School
thomasboughey Thomas Boughey Nursery School
school_logo_display St. Mark’s CE Primary School
images-2 Werrington Primary School

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Seven Stars Y6 Wellbeing Day

This was held on Friday 9th March at Staffordshire University.

During the day children listened to a variety of inspirational speakers; Charlie Beswick, Rhythmical Mike and Dave Keeling who discussed a range of topics that made our children think about their wellbeing and equipped them with the tools to deal with the physical and mental stresses and strains of today’s society.

The Seven Stars “Children’s Guarantee Passport”


Please click on the following link to download and print your child’s Seven Stars “Children’s Guarantee Passport”:


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The Seven Stars Promise to Staff

Seven Stars Schools work to:

  • Do the minimum to get the maximum
  • Ensure communication (face 2 face or electronic) is within core hours
  • Commit to supporting staff wellbeing and stress reduction
  • Look out for signs of stress in staff and respond appropriately
  • Encourage staff career development including provision of time.
  • Commit to supporting staff engagement with the teaching and learning research base and staff action research linked to school priorities
  • Pace the introduction of new approaches and strive to fully embed them

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How Can We Be More Healthy?


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