NPAT schools work closely with a number of strategic education partners who all bring added value to the curriculum across our schools. These include the following:
The Trust is proud to work in partnership with the Royal Shakespeare Company as a Lead Associate Trust. All eleven of our schools learn about Shakespeare texts culminating in an annual performance of the work at the Royal and Derngate Theatre in Northampton, providing the opportunity for children to showcase both their performane abilities as well as their understanding of the chosen play. In past years, children have worked on A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Tempest and Hamlet and this year, the text is Romeo and Juliet. The Trust's passion for this work has continued to grow year on year and is making an impact on children's attainment and their wider aspirations. Our Trust values and pedagogy are very much aligned with those of the Royal Shakespeare Company as we work to develop children, both academically and holistically.
Microsoft in Education - Simon de Senlis Primary is a global showcase school and all NPAT schools are 'associate showcase' schools. This means that all NPAT schools benefit from the exemplary practice demonstrated by Simon de Senlis, which includes the development of Microsoft Innovator Education Experts (lead staff members who lead on innovation using technology), pupil digital leaders and the development of a trust-wide digital strategy.