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Stability

  • In November NW24 organised a SEN Summit, in response to forecast reductions in funding; 60 delegates including Head Teachers, Governors, Business Managers and SENCo's from 20 schools attended. Paul Jacobs and Annette Jones presented and participated in group discussions undertaken to help understand the implications and identify opportunities to use our skills and expertise in the SEN arena more effectively.

  • As a result, the NW24 SEN Group has been created, populated by Heads, Business Manager and SENCo Leads, an audit has been launched to capture needs an opportunities within NW24 member schools and the NW24 Steering Group is providing budgeted support and a key focus on outcomes within next years Action Plan.

  • This year 5 member schools entered a joint tender for school catering, to replace the Bristol Schools Catering contract that runs out in October 2017. The success of this project, now provides a secure "process in principle" that will underpin opportunities for new joint procurement projects through next year, such as Energy, Transport and ITC.

  • Our NW24 library of shared resources is now online, with all resources from our 2 inset days captured and available to all staff within our member schools. Continuing to build this library, encouraging our cluster groups to collaborate and all to use this, will be one of our key aims through next year.
Improving the stability and security of school systems so they can deliver the most efficient provision for children.