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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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Involving Everyone: a Whole School Approach to Behaviour Management

The focus of this case study is the development of a Whole School Approach in distributing skills in behaviour management to all staff across the school.   Dealing with challenging behaviour is one of the most difficult areas of work in special educational needs and disability (SEND) schools. Although all staff receive the same induction, continued professional development (CPD) training and support, there is always a variation regarding how different individuals perceive their role or responsibilities, as well as how they are able to engage in addressing challenging behaviours in SEND schools.   Dealing with challenging behaviour is also an area that is...


Date Published: 10th October 2019
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Motivation, morale and movement: Creating a distributed leadership model in a new and growing school

Our school is a newly established special school in London, catering for 28 children, aged 7-16, with complex behavioural needs and those on the autism spectrum and with additional complex needs. We realised there was a ‘gap in the market’ for students who are high-functioning, and are able to live independent, fulfilled lives as adults, but who don’t yet have the tools and strategies to cope with the demands placed on them from others. Their needs generally stem from their poor social and communication abilities. In line with research regarding autism diagnoses, the vast majority of our students are...


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