At The Sheiling Ringwood we like to collaborate with other organisations. Engagement with the local community and businesses is something that we are proud of and continue to develop for our students. These relationships are valuable to us as an organisation and to our students, their development and experiences.
TADSS is a cooperative group of special schools working together to evolve practice in education, assessment and learning. We join for activities such as assessment forums, moderation events and development and practice sharing events for subject leaders and school leaders. TADSS also provide a range of ongoing CPD/ professional development opportunities related to SEND needs and education.
Teaching Alliance of Dorset Special Schools
SEN Legal has been operating for over 20 years as a national and highly specialised legal practice with an excellent reputation. They specialise in education law, in particular Special Educational Needs and Disability for children and young persons aged 0-25.
An established group welcoming the Deputy Heads of Dorset Special Schools. The group meet three times a year to share good practise and experiences. The group also collaborate to maximise the effectiveness of working practise, successful initiatives and assessments.
Local Special School Moderation Group
A group formed over five years ago. Key staff from numerous local specialist schools join three times a year to moderate academic work. The aim is to maintain and support consistency and attainment locally.
NatCen Social Research
Safewise deliver interactive and practical ‘skills for life’ education in realistic full size streetscapes at Bournemouth and Weymouth. We visit their Centres frequently with our students and are now linked as community partners. We can share valuable learning around SEND.
Safewise cover road safety, fire safety, water safety and home safety alongside crime prevention, what to do in an emergency, healthy living, mental wellbeing, citizenship, environmental sustainability, householder responsibilities, financial skills and much more.
They deliver bespoke programmes to meet the specific needs of groups including parents and carers of early years, primary Key Stage 1 and 2, secondary Key Stage 3, home-leavers including students, older people, and learners with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).
Simpson Millar provides easy access to high quality legal services
We are engaging in research to keep ensuring safeguarding is a priority and methods of identifying and reporting are evaluated.
The aims of the research are to:
• Explore current safeguarding practice in residential schools in relation to the
prevention, identification, reporting of and response to child sexual abuse from the
perspective of staff, children, parents, and local authorities.
• Identify and share good practice in the prevention, identification, reporting of and
response to child sexual abuse in residential schools.