School Development Support Agency

Supporting the development of the school-led improvement system

Projects and Initiatives

In this section you can browse all of our current and completed projects and services.  

Click 'find out more' below to access further information regarding each of the individual projects, resources and related web pages. If you would like to talk through the details please feel free to contact the project lead or our office directly.

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Projects and Initiatives


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Child Poverty Network

The SDSA facilitated a child poverty regional support network for Derby, Derbyshire, Leicester, Leicestershire Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire and Rutland.  The network supported the development of high quality Needs Assessments and the subsequent development of effective strategies.

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Children's Council

The Children’s Council is led by and made up of young people from around the city providing the opportunity to identify and discuss issues that are important to them.

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City-wide Reading Initiative (Whatever it Takes)

The Whatever it Takes (WIT) ambition is financially supported through Schools Forum and the City Council and taken forward through strategic and project management groups, to provide a citywide programme of activity to support reading achievement and enjoyments. 

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Complementary School Development Hubs

A Complementary School Development Hubs, or cluster, comprises an LCC maintained primary or secondary school which serves as the hub school (venue, host and leader) working over a 12 month period with a group of 5-8 complementary schools within their community.

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CPD Partnership (School Workforce)

Members of the partnership include local authority lead officers, university colleagues and the regional managers of the national organisations such as the National College, who have a support and delivery role in the training of the school workforce.

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