In Jan 2016 nine of the ten Derbyshire Special Schools entered into a ‘soft federation’.
We have entered into this agreement as we believe that we are stronger as a group. The Headteachers of the schools will be working closely to support and offer critical challenge in order to raise standards further for all of the pupils in a Derbyshire Special School. As a group of schools we have a vast range of experiences and knowledge to share through collaboration and support
1.To maximise the best use of each special school’s expertise and particular skill sets
2.To share training in order to reduce costs
3.Developing joint responses to Local Authority and National agendas
4.Actively pursuing joint procurement opportunities towards best value
5.To establish and work through purposeful collaborative groups – e.g. HTs, DHTs, SBMs
Alfreton Park School – Alfreton
Ashgate Croft School – Chesterfield
Bennerley Fields School – Ilkeston
Brackenfield School – Long Eaton
Holbrook School – Nr Belper
Stanton Vale School – Long Eaton
Stubbin Wood School – Nr Mansfield
Swanwick School and Sports College – Alfreton
Every pupil can fulfil their potential within the unique PEAK curriculum, making learning motivating and relevant. This will be achieved through team work, dedication, patience and respect. We encourage our pupils, families and others to be involved every step of the way.
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