TWO village schools will be working closer together this year.

Leavening and Langton primary schools will be working in partnership under head teacher Rachel Ray.

Mrs Ray, the headteacher of Langton Primary, is taking on the joint role, while Sian Michell, head teacher of Leavening is on maternity leave.

Mrs Ray said: “We are very excited about the opportunities for partnership working between the schools and how we can use this to benefit both communities and especially its children.

“Staff have already shared training this term and we are looking forward to holding some shared events together.”

Open sessions are being held at Leavening School on September 29 and November 30, and Langton School on November 3 and January 11.

If you are interested in attending, phone Langton Primary School on 01653 658236 and Leavening Primary School on 01653 658313.