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CNS Cluster

Our school is part of a cluster of nine local schools with a shared ethos of working together in order to:

  • raise standards for all children
  • develop wider entitlement of experience for all pupils
  • improve transition as children move on in their education

We are working together to:

Provide parental support throughout the cluster

The cluster Primary schools share a Parent Support advisor helping to develop greater understanding of issues faced by parents and children in school; improved attendance; stronger parental engagement and improved well being of children

Support disadvantaged families/families in crisis in accessing activities etc e.g. holiday clubs, residential, access to out of school activities

Individual schools assess the impact on children’s self esteem with the aim to raise engagement in school

Extend opportunities for all children before and after school

Schools monitor participation in activities to ensure opportunities are offered for all

Children from other schools may be invited to participate where appropriate

Develop and sustain networks to support staff development in the cluster

(i) Head teachers

(ii) Deputy heads

(iii) Maths coordinators

(iv) Special Needs co-ordinators

Shared ideas indicated by reflection of good practice

Skills shared to support school improvement

Impact on maths standards – improved results, increased expertise of staff and greater pupil engagement in maths

Shared expertise amongst the cluster – ability to support via SEND cluster panels

Extend transition arrangements for the benefit of all pupils in the cluster

Receiving schools monitor smoothness of transition

Key children identified for support

Staff feel better prepared for new children

Parents feel reassured – individual schools to monitor impact

Administration of cluster finances to make the best use of available resources

Governors from schools in the cluster work with school leaders to approve arrangements for using and accounting for funds within the cluster.

Ensure fair allocation of devolved SEND funds in mainstream schools

Shared understanding of SEND level of need; shared use of expertise both within the cluster, especially the Special Schools, and with external professionals

 

Norfolk Parent Partnership information leaflet: Funding for children with special educational needs in mainstream school

 

 

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