Federation of Derbyshire Special Schools
The ten special schools in Derbyshire, two special schools in Staffordshire and the Derbyshire Support Centre (PRUs) have formed a soft federation. The legal collaboration agreement for year 2 was signed in March 2017. The primary aim is to work towards developing strategic approaches to the long and short term challenges that affect Special Education providers in an ever changing local, regional and national landscape. We aim to work with an ethos that values collaborative thinking, resourcing and knowledge but still recognises and reflects the uniqueness of each school and the pupils and families we serve.
Simply, we want to improve the outcomes for all our pupils.
What will this look like in the school?
How will this ensure we can be better?
Matrix Teaching School Alliance
One of the FDSS schools - Swanwick School and Sports College, is the lead for the Matrix Teaching School Alliance (TSA).
The FDSS is part of the TSA and the aim is to work in partnership with Derby University to identify and support future teachers to work in special schools.
See the Matrix TSA website for more information.
Synergy Teaching School Alliance
Stubbin Wood School & Nursery is part of this alliance, and as such we provide input into some of the work done by the Alliance. Within the school we also have a Specialist Leader of Education (SLE) who is designated to Synergy TSA.
Please see the Synergy Teaching School website for more information – http://www.synergytsa.com