Springwell School

Southampton Inclusion Partnership

Southampton Inclusion Partnership (SIP) aims to provide a sustainable, aspirational and inspirational partnership that empowers the learning and lives of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). As such, it provides high quality training and development for people at all stages of their career, from teaching assistants and support staff, trainee and early career teachers through to middle and senior leaders, working within both mainstream and specialist settings.  

Services include an outreach service commissioned by Southampton City Council and an initial teacher training programme, offering a Primary PGCE with SEND specialism. The service works with a range of local, regional and national partners and is led and managed by Springwell School.

Our aims are: 

  • To provide layers of support and training to schools and settings, including early intervention, as part of a graduated approach to support. 
  • To provide support and challenge for primary and secondary schools in relation to school improvement and outcomes for pupils/students with SEND and behavioural needs. 
  • To provide a flexible outreach service that responds to the overlapping needs of the individual pupil/student and ensures early intervention. 
  • To provide a teacher training programme that meets the demand for SEND specialists within the region 
  • To increase the capacity of mainstream schools to develop high quality inclusive practice for pupils/students with SEND and behavioural needs. 
  • To increase the capacity of mainstream schools to secure and demonstrate the progress of pupils/students with SEND and behavioural needs through rigorous assessment, target setting and tracking. 

SIP Website SAOS Website