Better Together: a discussion meeting about partnerships on November 16th

School partnerships are getting rather a lot of attention at the moment.  Whether the focus is on grammars, academies, independent or free schools, it is more important than ever for schools to work together to share resources and good ideas.

That’s why, earlier this year, it seemed the right time to launch the Schools Together Group.  This is an informal group comprising those in state and independent schools who are responsible for coordinating inter-school partnerships and our mission statement is:

“Harnessing the power of partnerships for the benefit of children”.

We are delighted to announce that on November 16th in the early evening we are holding our first discussion meeting.  The theme is “Better Together: the how and why of School Partnerships”.  

The discussion will be opened by Martin Robinson, author of Trivium 21st Century, and led by a panel from state and independent schools, with plenty of opportunity for questions and comment from all.

  • Is culture and curriculum more important than structure in successful multi-school partnerships?
  • What will the Government’s green paper proposals mean for cross-sector and other partnerships?

This inaugural event is open to anyone with an interest in inter-school partnerships from state or independent sectors, including school leaders and those responsible for coordinating multi-school or community partnerships across all key stages.

It starts at 17.30 (with refreshments from 17.00) and will end at 19.30, with opportunities for networking and follow-up discussion at the end.

The event is at Westminster School, Little Smith St, London SW1P 3PF.

If you would like to come, please email nia.bozkurt@isc.co.uk by 1st November stating your role and affiliation.

The chair of the Schools Together Group, Christina Astin, would be delighted to hear from you if you’d like to be included in future mailings and meetings: cma@kings-school.co.uk.

About the author

Christina Astin is Head of Partnerships at The King’s School, Canterbury.