Our strategic partners play a central role in supporting the Teaching school to meet our objectives. Since the launch our vision has been to have a focus on SEND and Inclusion. The strategic partners are schools who are involved in the governance of the Teaching School. They help us to identify trainee teacher recruitment needs, placement opportunities and training demands both generally and with regard to identifying and preparing suitable people for future leadership roles. Another significant contribution they make is to help us support other schools through the deployment of Specialist Leaders of Education and other means of school-to-school support.
As we grow, the Teaching School hopes that our strategic partners will have the capacity to engage with the wider research and development projects that we have begun to establish at Woodfield School. The strategic partners meet as a board every term to monitor progress and agree future priorities.