Boundary Primary joins Common GoodCommon Good
Common Good is delighted to welcome Boundary Primary to our growing network of collaboration schools.
Boundary is the second school that we are partnering with in the Bonteheuwel community, joining Disa Primary with whom we have already enjoyed a year-long association. The school currently serves 494 learners from Grade R – 7, and has a teaching and leadership staff of seventeen.
The Collaboration School Project, in partnership with the Western Cape Education Department, is an innovative new model that aims to bring additional support and capacities to low performing, non-fee paying schools. As a school operating partner, Common Good seeks to improve learner outcomes by working alongside school governors, leaders, teachers, learners and parents, to systemically address the challenges of the South African education sector.
“We are greatly encouraged by the enthusiasm with which the Principal, Mr. Stanford Allies, has welcomed this partnership and by the willingness of the school governing body, teachers and parents of Boundary to embrace an innovative model to ensure improved outcomes for all their learners. We look forward to partnering with the school to build brighter futures for their learners and teachers,” says Angus Duffett, Head of Schools for Common Good.
Since April, our team has been working with the Principal, staff and school management team to establish a shared school mission and set of school values. These will form the basis for the school improvement plan, which will guide all our activities and priorities at Boundary over the coming year.
Our finance team is also working with the school to improve their financial processes and we are setting up a new data management platform, called Staffroom. Updated learner information has been gathered and is in the process of being captured into this system, which will enable data-driven decision making in the future.
There are some infrastructural improvements planned for the school, including a new playground for the Grade Rs. We’re grateful for the generous donation of a jungle gym and look forward to revamping the space into a child-friendly and stimulating play area.
During the course of the third term our instructional team will begin to work together with the school leadership and teachers to grow and develop the teaching and learning taking place in the classroom, to ensure improved learner outcomes and enhanced opportunities.