WKS recognises how we can benefit from partnerships with local schools, colleges and universities; forging and developing links enable all to share good practice.

As part of our School to School’ initiative we have embarked on creating a number of partnerships, consisting of local Primary schools, Secondary schools and Special Schools, in order to coordinate and share expertise and address any developmental needs.  Creating links between schools and developing strong professional relationships would, we envisage, ultimately raise standards for all involved.

WKS also participates in providing Initial Teacher Training placements for students from Hope University and Edge Hill University by providing mentoring for students wishing to gain experience within an SEN environment.  WKRS can provide training and support while students observe high quality teaching and behaviour management and gain invaluable skills to take forward into their teaching career.  In return members of staff from WKS are able to develop and extend their skills as part of their continual professional development, thereby driving forward school improvement.