In order to achieve the best outcomes for all children and young people, schools must work in partnership with students, parents, other professionals and the wider community. In this changing landscape of education, the notion of the traditional school no longer exists. Partnership Working to Support Special Educational Needs & Disabilities looks at what is possible in this exciting new world, and how some teachers are putting into practice the best principles of multi-agency working. Supporting children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in this context is more vital than ever, as more children are being diagnosed with additional needs, and those working with children are aware of the need to ensure every individual is given the maximum opportunity to develop to their full potential. Filled with case studies of best practice from real schools, this book is a must-have for those looking at how to work together to achieve positive outcomes for all.

Partnership Working between Groups of Schools

Partnership working between groups of schools

This chapter moves from looking at how individual schools are reaching out to form links with neighbouring schools, to a consideration of how groups of schools are working together through:

  • being co-located
  • forming federations
  • forming partnerships for specific purposes
  • working with alternative provision including short stay schools, formerly known as pupil referral units (PRUs).

The previous chapter looked at the partnerships individual schools have developed by running outreach services, appointing advanced skills teachers (ASTs) and becoming specialist schools. The present chapter moves the focus from the work of individual schools to looking at how groups of schools are working collaboratively. The chapter begins by looking at co-location and gives examples of schools and services that have been co-located. This ...

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