Special School/Independent school joint projects
This partnership between an independent and special school is we think, unique, and a source of excitement for the senior teams in both schools. At present our plans include:
A joint fundraising project for a Gambian school providing respite for children with learning difficulties and hope to follow this with a joint school trip to Gambia;
A staff swap week - for staff willing to be challenged by a new environment for a short period of time;
Work experience for Dixie Year 11 students to spend a week at Ellesmere during our work experience week. Suitable for students interested in psychology/teaching;
Duke of Edinburgh sharing of resources and expertise. Our students could help Ellesmere students gain Bronze D of E - could we even get a group of mixed students to qualify together?
For the Dixie students, to bring about an understanding of the unique talents and potential of those of a similar age, but in a very different school.
To encourage Dixie students to look beyond disability and to challenge preconceptions.
Dixie sports ground and facilities are ideal for helping Ellesmere students gain Bronze D of E accreditiation.Teaching and non-teaching staff will be involved in both schools.