We are working from home and in the office
We have held an inclusion network group for schools for the past 6 years which was designed to bring schools together to discuss updates, events, training opportunities and ideas for excellent practice. This has worked well, however after discussions with partners, we are bringing together a steering group to develop school and community links and help to co-create an offer that utilises the range of skills and expertise locally to increase the opportunities for all.
The idea behind expanding this group instead of holding 2 separate meetings is that we would like to create a Tees Valley inclusion steering group that is not solely school based but is able to link community organisations to the schools offer. We believe to have the most impact on our young people, we need to collaborate to create more links between school and community and provide pathways and opportunities for inclusion both during and beyond school.
We would like to hold our first inclusion network meeting of the year on Thursday 14th October 2.30pm-4.30pm. The next meeting is scheduled for Thursday 27th January 2022 2.30pm-4.30pm.
The first half of the meeting is aimed at community organisations coming together and discussing developments, what they can offer or would like to work together to offer etc and then this will be developed with schools during the second half of the meeting. People are more than welcome to attend all of the meeting or just the first half 2.30pm-3.30pm to share their thoughts and ideas.
The Inclusion Network is an integral part of the YST Inclusion Schools work and the new lead inclusion school is Kirkleatham Hall with Nicola Poulter as the lead teacher.
Thursday 9th December 2021, Tees Valley Ice Festival at Billingham Forum