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At The Sheiling Ringwood, we like to collaborate with other organisations. Engagement with the local community and businesses is something that we are proud of and continue to develop for our students. These relationships are valuable to us as an organisation and to our students, their development and experiences. 



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Teaching Alliance of Dorset Special Schools

TADSS is a cooperative group of special schools working together to evolve practice in education, assessment and learning. We join for activities such as assessment forums, moderation events and development and practice sharing events for subject leaders and school leaders. TADSS also provide a range of ongoing CPD/professional development opportunities related to SEND needs and education.


SEN Legal

SEN Legal has been operating for over 20 years as a national and highly specialised legal practice with an excellent reputation. They specialise in education law, in particular Special Educational Needs and Disability for children and young persons aged 0-25.


Simpson Millar

Simpson Millar provides easy access to high quality legal services


Dorset Deputies

An established group welcoming the Deputy Heads of Dorset Special Schools. The group meets three times a year to share good practice and experiences. The group also collaborates to maximise the effectiveness of working practice, successful initiatives and assessments.


Local Special School Moderation Group

This group was formed in 2015 and key staff from numerous local specialist schools join three times a year to moderate academic work. The aim is to maintain and support consistency and attainment locally.


NatCen Social Research

The aims of the research are to:

• Explore current safeguarding practice in residential schools in relation to the prevention, identification,
  reporting of and response to child sexual abuse from the perspective of staff, children, parents and local

• Identify and share good practice in the prevention, identification, reporting of and response to child sexual   
  abuse in residential schools.