FitzHerbert have been part of a collaborative partnership with The Village Federation (Kirk Ireton and Carsington & Hopton C of E Primary schools) since September 2018. Mr Peter Johnston is the ‘Executive Headteacher’ of all three schools. Mrs Froggatt is the Head of School for FitzHerbert and is in charge of the day-to-day running of the school.  The Executive Headteacher role is a full time role and provides the strategic leadership of the partnership and although the time spent at each school is split evenly, Mr Johnston is always  ‘on duty’ for all three schools.

This collaboration brings many benefits for pupils and staff, including the sharing of the best of practice across the schools and working creatively with the three sets of staff to generate even more excellent opportunities for the children. Financially the school benefits as the collaboration helps to ensure greater financial security and stability, keeping the school at the heart of our community.

Across the country, these collaborations are a regular feature of the educational landscape. As a 'Good' Church School we are relentless in our continued drive to develop and improve further, and this allows us to work alongside partner Church schools which fit well both geographically and with our outlook and ethos.


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