Parent Partnership

Welcome to our Parent Partnership Page.

Members of our Governing Body have been meeting regularly on a Joint Committee with the Governors of the other schools to discuss and evaluate the impact of Federating and the roadmap for success.

The teachers and all staff from the schools now meet at least once a week at staff meetings as well as having regular email contact and are finding the support and ideas from colleagues working together is having a really positive impact on how they plan and teach their lessons.

The partnership model for small rural schools is the model being shared by East Sussex County Council as the model for the future. At Barcombe we feel our own partnership model has started extremely positively and we can see how this can only have huge benefits for all our children and families. 

There are several documents which will help you understand our current position: questions and answers from the parent partnership meetings in April and last week and a copy of the strategy presentation as delivered to parents at last week’s meeting. These will be emailed to you and can also be found on the school website under ‘Parent Partnership’.


Further dates for Parent Partnership Meetings are as follows:

Spring Term 1

Parents Partnership Forum:  5th January – 6.30-7.30pm at Barcombe

Parents Partnership Forum:  17th January – 6.30-7.30pm at Barcombe

Parents Partnership Forum:  18th January – 6.30-7.30pm at Plumpton

Parents Partnership Forum:  23rd January – 6.30-7.30pm at Hamsey

Spring Term 2

Parents Partnership Forum:  23rd March – 6.30-7.30pm at Barcombe

Summer Term 1

Parents Partnership Forum:  23rd May – 6.30-7.30pm at Plumpton

This is a full list of all meetings planned for the year. However, we felt it would be good to prepare you well in advance so as many people as possible will be able to come.

Our focus is to ensure the long term future and ongoing success of Barcombe school.  We wish to ensure these three wonderful and unique little schools continue to develop and offer an outstanding education with the stability and provision of a large school with the community and individual care of a little village school.

Thank you for your support.

Mr James & Mrs Force