Teaching schools are strong schools led by strong leaders that work with others to provide high-quality training, development and support to new and experienced school staff. (National College for Teaching and Leadership, NCTL 2017).
Designated in February 2015, with Springwell School as the Lead School, the Southampton Inclusion Partnership is a Teaching School that primarily focusses on developing educational practice for SEND. The Partnership is directed by a Strategic Board of which key groups are accountable for core areas of Teaching School work. The Board consists of representatives from local special schools, alternative provision, a mainstream primary school, Southampton City Council and the University of Winchester.
A strategy based on the Attention Autism project (Gina Davies) to increase joint attention, interaction and communication. Shared Attention sessions offer all pupils an “irresistible invitation to learn”. It highly values creating shared experiences, which give the children something that is worth joining in with, and leaves them wanting to communicate about afterwards. The approach utilises supporting adults as models, throughout all sessions they should model how we expect the pupils to behave, interact and react.