Dollis Infant and Junior schools are separate schools but we work together very closely.
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Our schools share a breakfast club and after school club and we also share many resources, e.g. the field, the kitchen and the minibus
We share performances with each other at Christmas and in the summer
We run joint social events e.g. the circus
Every year the children in our chess clubs attend a chess tournament together
Every lunchtime four Year 6 ‘Playground Pals’ come to the Infant School playground to help the children play together cooperatively and Year 6 children also help with the running of the Infant School sports day every summer
We have an extensive transition programme for those children moving from the Infant School to the Junior School.In the summer term the Year 2 children attend assemblies in the Junior School and have tours of the School and joint playtimes with their Year 3 buddies.They also have opportunities to ask questions to Year 3 children, the Junior School Headteacher and their new class teacher
Children applying for a place in Year 3 in the Junior School who attend Dollis Infant School are given priority over children applying from other schools
Our Headteachers, Deputy Headteachers and Inclusion Managers meet regularly to exchange ideas and discuss issues that affect the schools
Our staff take part in joint training sessions to ensure a consistent approach to teaching and learning
There is an open invitation for governors to attend governing body meetings in both schools
We are also a member of the Barnet Infant School Partnership which is a group of nine schools that work collaboratively, sharing examples of excellent practice, curriculum and staff development. The Partnership has close working relationships with the local authority.