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Norwich Central Cluster

Please follow this link to our latest CNS Cluster Local Offer video.

Our school is part of a cluster of nine local schools with a shared ethos of working together in order to:

  • raise standards for all children
  • develop wider entitlement of experience for all pupils
  • improve transition as children move on in their education

In 2015-16 we are working together to:

Provide parental support throughout the cluster
  • The cluster Primary schools share a Parent Support advisor helping to develop greater understanding of issues faced by parents and children in school; improved attendance; stronger parental engagement and improved well being of children
Support disadvantaged families/families in crisis in accessing activities etc e.g. holiday clubs, residential, access to out of school activities
  • Individual schools assess the impact on children’s self esteem with the aim to raise engagement in school
Extend opportunities for all children before and after school
  • Schools monitor participation in activities to ensure opportunities are offered for all. Children from other schools may be invited to participate where appropriate
Develop and sustain networks to support staff development in the cluster

  1. Head teachers
  2. Deputy heads
  3. Maths coordinators
  4. Special Needs co-ordinators
  • Shared ideas indicated by reflection of good practice. Skills shared to support school improvement
  • Impact on maths standards – improved results, increased expertise of staff and greater pupil engagement in mathsShared expertise amongst the cluster – ability to support via SEND cluster panels
Extend transition arrangements for the benefit of all pupils in the cluster
  • Receiving schools monitor smoothness of transition
  • Key children identified for support
  • Staff feel better prepared for new children
  • Parents feel reassured – individual schools to monitor impact
Administer cluster finances to make the best use of available resources
  • Governors from schools in the cluster work with school leaders to approve arrangements for using and accounting for funds within the cluster
Ensure fair allocation of devolved SEND funds in mainstream schools
  • Shared understanding of SEND level of need; shared use of expertise both within the cluster, especially the Special Schools, and with external professionals

Norfolk Parent Partnership information leaflet: Funding for children with special educational needs in mainstream school

The schools in our cluster:

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