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How to get as much out of a partnership as you put in

Learning link-ups with other schools don’t always translate to improvements in your own school, but with careful planning, everyone involved can benefit from better CPD, writes Roy Souter

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Schools have lots of opportunities to work together in all sorts of organisations and structures. But the risk is that looking elsewhere for solutions can sometimes come at the cost of what goes on inside your school: do you have any time left to actually improve your school? Are you so busy looking outwardly that you fail to see what is happening right under your nose? Are you putting more into a partnership than you are getting back?

Finding the right balance on those points is as key as the structures you put in place. At my school, we believe we have got it right. Here’s what we did:



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