Specialist Centres

Partners for Excellence is strongly committed to promoting high quality school-to-school support, and leadership of the school system, by autonomous schools who aspire to excellence in all that they do. Specialist Centres reflect this commitment and make real the Partnership’s strategy for school-to-school support. Specialist Centres are members of a Partners for Excellence network which contributes to overall improvement and provides valuable school-to-school support.

Specialist Centres have the capacity and ability to encourage, facilitate and develop creative solutions to challenges within their client or partner schools, as well as being at the heart of high quality central CPD, delivered by Partners for Excellence.  They are centres of expertise and outstanding practice in one or more areas of their work with a proven track record of securing improved outcomes for children and young people.

Specialist Centres are responsible for the ways they operate, but are accountable for the impact they have on improving practice within their client or partner schools.  They are fully involved in ensuring that information on their areas of expertise and knowledge is widely communicated across the Partnership Schools.

Specialist Centres include schools judged to be Good or Outstanding by Ofsted, as well as those which have Good and Outstanding practice in specific areas, whatever the overall judgement by Ofsted.

For more information on forthcoming Specialist Centre CPD opportunities, please download our full CPD Booklet 2018-19.

All courses and conferences can be booked through our online booking site.