Working Together for Change in Schools Report

Written by Helen Sanderson AssociatesDate 09 Mar 2012

This article by Helen Sanderson Associates shows how two special schools have successfully implemented a step-by-step person-centred approach.

Person-centred reviews and person-centred planning have enabled school staff to listen more closely to the voices of children and young people and, with fresh insights, to meet pupils' individual needs and preferences more effectively.

The Working Together for Change Process takes person-centred reviews and other person-centred approaches to a new level, using the information derived from them to drive strategic change in the school. This article shows how two special schools - Ellen Tinkham School in Exeter and Abbey Hill School in Stoke-on-Trent - have successfully implemented a step-by-step approach to adopting this process, resulting in school services truly guided by the voices of children, young people and their families.