School Development Support Agency

Improving Outcomes for Children and Young People

Our Values: Collaboration - because new possibilities emerge when ideas come together
Value Collaboration
Our Values:  Creativity - because experience improves when personal expression matters
Value Creativity
Our Values:  Conviction - because life has integrity when heart and mind are both engaged
Value Conviction
Our Values:  Participation - because life improves when people are shaping their own future
Value Participation
Our Values:  Equality - because potential is wasted when unnecessary barriers remain
Value Equality

Welcome to the SDSA website

Formed in 2000 by central government as a school improvement organisation to support Leicester City Council, the SDSA has since broadened its remit to become a highly regarded leader of projects and partnerships across children’s services.

The SDSA is a highly effective organisation with a project-managing core team and a flexible group of high quality associate consultants. This combination consistently secures good project outcomes for children, young people and our partner organisations.

These company arrangements provide the SDSA with the necessary flexibility and capacity (both volume and quality) to deliver large projects rapidly. Although our turnover and workforce reflect our status as a small organisation, the company’s expanding work portfolio over the years as an unfunded, not-for-profit organisation provides clear evidence of the capacity to deliver large scale activities. Recent contracts include local, regional, national and international work.

The strong SDSA company ethos as a no-nonsense, outcomes-focussed organisation is fundamentally important. A strong conviction for enterprising public service runs through all of our work to secure efficient, practical solutions.

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Trophies and certificates for complementary schools pupils and teachers. https://t.co/hsiQMWoZZ7

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Recent Projects

Project

Faith visits to Leicester

The SDSA supports school visits to places of worship in the city of Leicester (Islam - Judaism - Christianity - Hinduism – Sikhism).

Project

Assured Safeguarding

Assured Safeguarding includes three sets of guidance materials to pose personal questions for leaders to ask themselves to identify whether the work of their organisation keeps as many children and young people as safe as possible.

Project

Academic Coaching

A Leicester City project established in 2007 to provide additional support for 10 and 11 year old pupils struggling to make the progress they might.

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