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New group looks to help special schools strengthen international links

Forming links with schools overseas can be tremendously enriching, for both students and teachers alike. But forming these international relationships isn’t always easy for special schools. A new informal working-group for London-based schools met at Whitefield this week to discuss developing and sustaining global learning in special schools.

Representatives from Whitefield, Swiss Cottage. Waverley School, Mapledown School, The Brook, Richard Cloudesley School, Durants School and Anne Roots, the manager from the National and Local Schools International Network (NLSIN) discussed everything from case studies to opportunities and funding programmes and how the impact of international programmes can be sustained. The group have established a support network and ways forward. Overall a very productive and successful morning.

If you're a special school and interested in sharing best practice, ideas and resources for developing international links, why not get involved? Contact Joanne Sweeney j.sweeney@whitefield.waltham.sch.uk for information about the group and when it will next meet.