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Special School Leaders

A collection of case studies from special school leaders. This book is the result of a year long leadership programme delivered by NASS and AKN Consulting for leaders of independent schools and non maintained special schools. As part of the programme participants designed and implemented leadership projects within their schools and these are their stories. The eight case studies within cover structural changes, staff re-organisation, implementing new initiatives and new approaches for assessing and improving outcomes for children. Foreword by NASS Chief Executive Claire Dorer.


Date Published: 10th October 2019
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Structure

I first started to become interested in structures within schools when I began working as an outreach teacher visiting deaf children in schools throughout Staffordshire. As an outreach teacher, it is important to get to know the structures in place within a school in order to ensure that the support that we put in place is effective throughout the school.   After a few visits to different schools, I quickly realised that, although all schools follow the same basic frameworks, that no two schools are the same! I recognised that every school has a very different feel to it, this quickly...


Date Published: 10th October 2019
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Closing the Gap: Needs-Led Curriculum Interventions

An ongoing dilemma that all special-educational schools face is how do we meet the needs of all pupils and students in a cost effective and sustainable way. This case-study focuses on the ongoing development of Wave 2 interventions in a ‘Needs-Led Curriculum’. These Needs-Led interventions aim to support pupils and students development through blended therapies, within a transdisciplinary team.   Our aim was to ensure that all pupils and students, within our school, made progress not only against national curriculum outcomes, but also against their own individual outcomes through a range of Needs-Led interventions.


Date Published: 10th October 2019
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Getting the Special out of Specials

It is well rehearsed that individual special schools have a considerable bank of knowledge and practice in improving outcomes for children and young people with SEND and that this is of value to the wider education sector – including other special schools, mainstream and alternative provision.   This short report reflects a wider piece of work called getting the special out of special schools which looks at how collaboration between special and mainstream schools can improve outcomes for all children and young people and was part funded by NASS to look at how the innovation potential might be released from...


Date Published: 4th October 2019
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