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.

Schools Working in Partnership with other Services

Schools working in partnership with other services

This chapter moves from looking at schools that have the support of sponsors and other partners from the world of business and elsewhere, to considering the development of partnership working between education, health and social care, as exemplified through the work of:

  • an extended primary school with a children's centre
  • a non-maintained school with a children's centre
  • a local authority's Integrated Disability Service
  • a charity working with a local authority (LA).

The four case studies illustrate different ways in which the closer integration of services is having a positive effect on children from less advantaged backgrounds and those who have special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

This chapter contains the remaining case studies and concentrates on schools and ...

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