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North Dorset & South Somerset Partnership

Year of Formation:2014
Hub:Sherborne School for Girls
Co-ordinator:Terry Connolly
Email:ndss@ogdentrust.com

Partnership schools:Gillingham School; Gryphon School; Huish Episcopi Academy; Leweston School; Shaftesbury School; Sherborne School; Wadham School

The North Dorset & South Somerset Partnership aims to provide networking opportunities for physics teachers and to enable our students to experience physics through contact with Higher Education and Industry. Partnership teachers use the group to discuss Teaching and Learning of Physics and to share ideas and experiences.

Partnership events have included trips (e.g. Stargazing Live trip to Norman Lockyer Observatory) and lectures (e.g. Dr Melanie Windridge); events are often open to the whole partnership but our large geographical spread and rural location means sometimes two or three local partnership schools will work together to organise a trip or event. Several schools are also involved in the STEM Ambassadors programme in order to provide sixth form students with the opportunity to help run physics clubs and activities.