The Riverside Federation
Etchingham C E School is federated with Bodiam C E School under the Riverside Federation. The schools share an Executive Headteacher and SENDCO and they are jointly governed by one Governing Board.
The rationale of the Federation is ‘better together.’ We believe that our partnership is a key driver in our pursuit of excellence so that we meet the needs and aspirations of all pupils as we work together within a culture of high expectation and continual improvement. Both schools in the Federation benefit through collaboration and sharing of best practice.
Benefits of our Federation include:
Pupils come together and enjoy collaborating and co-operating together in learning opportunities which always have an element of peer challenge and stimulus. Most visits which enhance our exciting and relevant curriculum take place as joint ventures across peer classes / key stages.
Bodiam C E School visits Etchingham C E School every summer to perform their annual summer production.
Staff Collaboration and Professional Development
Staff across both schools share expertise and development opportunities. These include coaching, training and resources to support learning. Staff plan together with outcomes reflecting the individual classes for which they are responsible.