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.

Events

Latest News

That brings our presence at to an end. Thanks to everyone involved and the organisers http://t.co/LGN4LyWmbZ

Teachers, School Leaders & Governors come and speak to us about effective school-to-school support stand A37,

Looking for an effective school2school support infrastructure, visit us at stand A37 http://t.co/Ijxl6jOpL2

Looking for an effective school-2-school support infrastructure for your schools alliance or teaching school? Visit us stand A37

Colleagues packing more give away marketing materials. A fab day so far, visit us at stand A37 http://t.co/yvbWBXArWg

Visitors are showing keen interest in our visit us at A37 http://t.co/DfDRuJ9iiB

Visitors from at our stall A37, http://t.co/1210hhNLEc

Team SDSA ready for visitors at the NEC Birmingham. Visit us at stall A 37 http://t.co/xt7adKuwT2

Our first major launch of at visit us at stand A37. Facilitating School-to-School support.

Inspiring concludes thanks to participating schools, authors & partners Team &

Thank you very much for your hospitality

RT : Get trained to Teach Maths or Physics in Leicester

Day 3 session 2 , another 500 pupils are meeting David Harmer

Session 1 Day 3 concludes, coaches leaving from at the end of the session. http://t.co/gexHIoVPJ2

2nd session of kicks off with 9 pri & 2 sec schools http://t.co/MdFuyq0Dv5

Recent Projects

Project

School Leadership Succession Planning

These projects are being coordinated by the National College for Teaching & Leadership and delivered through Teaching Schools to build leadership capacity within schools. 

Project

Child Poverty Network

This regional support network for the lead officers for child poverty in local authorities specifically supports child poverty needs assessment, the development of strategies and quality assurance of child poverty policies.

Project

RALAC Personal Coaching

An academic support programme which was funded by the additional support funding for looked after children.  The scheme was designed to support those looked after children who may need additional support via one-to-one coaching.

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