Liverpool: Allerton, West Derby & Woolton Partnership

Year of Formation:2013
Hub:St Julie's Catholic High School
Co-ordinator:Kate Rooney

Partnership schools:Bellerive FCJ Catholic College; Belvedere Academy; Holly Lodge Girl's College

This year will see our Partnership move into the third full year of activities designed to inspire the students. As our partnership consists of girls’ schools only, we are passionately interested in ways to empower our girls; women in physics is a big part of our agenda.

The Partnership supports a number of events through the year and we are particularly proud of our own lecture series where students from across the partnership deliver mini lectures on topics from their science lessons to an audience of partnership members, students, staff, family, and members of the public.

The Liverpool Physics Festival, a week filled with events, is now a firm fixture on all of our calendars. The main aim of the festival is to enthuse our students through a variety of activities, one per year group hosted by a different partnership school each day. This includes our Young Women in Physics event at the University of Liverpool, Super Science Olympics and Physics across the Curriculum art installation.

Our hub school supports the Ogden Trust's Teach Physics intern programme and has welcomed four budding physics teachers who have fully immersed themselves in school life.

Our hub co-ordinator is now an Ogden Teacher Fellow and is working closely with eight primary schools to support KS2/3 transition in science, provide INSET for non-specialists and develop their own calendar of events to inspire the students at an early age.