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  • Leading project management & resource development
  • Remodelling Children's services
  • Supporting Leadership & management
  • Providing creative learning experiences

Partnership Working brings creativity, practical solutions & support for leadership & management when it is most needed.

We have over 30 years experience of analysis & development to create real impact in key areas of education work

Send us an email by clicking the link or give us a call: we'd love to hear from you! Partnership Working


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Our references are good

"immensely useful advice...."

"thought-provoking and pragmatic"

"you either believe in partnership working or you don't...."

Our current interests are broad

  • Early Intervention & long term benefits
  • Information Advice & Guidance
  • Learning environment development
  • Efficient and effective use of resources
  • Education improvement partnerships
  • A Fresh Look!

    Partnership Working is part of a unique consortium offering schools cost-effective makeover and building development projects. From £2k to £2m - we have the imagination and skills to help you.

Bringing Learning to Life!

Education service remodelling

Newham Partnership Working


Our Associates are remarkable people - we only work with people we like working with!

Meet the Partnership Working team of recommended experts in their field, ranging from architects and artists to education leaders and social enterprise specialists.


Our Portfolio is varied and interesting - we've done some great stuff.

Take a look at case studies & reviews from a selection of our clients since 2008.

Our Knowledge: telling experience

If you would like to share some of our ideas, consider booking one of the team for a Partnership Working Learning Leadership Seminar - we offer thought provoking tailored workshops on how schools can respond to the current educational climate.

Our commentary: second opinion

As we move into the "pre-election" period from now until May 2015, education could and should be a key manifesto issue.

What has become a fragmented and "broken" system will need a clear strategic proposal to avoid real risks to children and young people becoming a daily reality.

The changes to special needs provision; the contracting out of safeguarding services; the stripping back of local authority expertise, resourcing and remit; the reversal of a decade of joined up services, applied learning curriculum development and many other issues will need to be addressed coherently and cogently.

An increasing number of intriguing, interesting and intelligent commentators are raising the debate about the future of schools in this country. Despite (or perhaps as a result of) the economic gloom, there is a stronger argument than ever before for investing wisely in an education service which is accountable, effective and fit for purpose.

The recent Blunkett review: Putting Students and Parents First offers some possible solutions to return some consistency of accountability and equality of opportunity to education as a public service. It is one of the first published statements of policy which considers alternatives to "market forces"; "freedoms" leading to a cycle of change and turbulence in our schools. Another commentator, Russell Hobby of the NAHT points to the end of the era for "standalone schools". The DfE 2015 standards for excellence in school leadership also point to a renewed drive for partnership in education.

Join in the debate; engage and inform your friends, colleagues and contacts.

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Since launching in 2008, Partnership Working has provided professional support for education leadership & management in many areas, including those shown here.

Barking & Dagenham, Barnet, Bath, Bexley, Brent, Bristol, Bromley, Buckinghamshire, Camden, Cambridge, Croydon, Dorset, Ealing, East Sussex, Enfield, Essex, Hampshire, Haringey, Harrow, Havering, Hertfordshire, Hillingdon, Lambeth, Leeds, Lewisham, Kensington & Chelsea, Kent, Medway, Merton, Newham, Portsmouth, Reading, Redbridge, Richmond, Somerset, Southampton, Suffolk, Surrey, Sussex, Sutton, Tower Hamlets, Westminster, West Sussex Wiltshire and Wigan...


Partnership Working Updates 2015

Partnership - a way of working...


Science Alive offers a unique approach to applied and hands-on learning in Harlow and the Eastern Region.

Harlow Museum is now part of the Science Alive organisation alongside the Time Machine interactive gallery for STEM activity. Our Partners include local authorities, private sector and community organisations.

The Destinations project is designed to support schools, children and young people in identifying career and lifestyle options in partnership with the BAA Community Fund

Co-operative education is expanding rapidly. The national family now numbers over 800 schools sharing a common set of values and numbers are expected to grow to around 1000 in the next year.

Partnership Working has been invited to support development of a series of regional networks, allowing schools to develop professional partnerships for specific working priorities.

Education Swanage was approved as the very first Co-operative Free school, opening in September 2013 with strong partnerships including Human Scale Education. We have been advising on two further successful projects of a similar nature.

Newham Partnership Working, a groundbreaking project supported in the development phase by Partnership Working is now up and running, providing a ground-breaking model for the "third-tier" approach to educational improvement.

Mitcham Town Partnership has been established as a co-operative partnership Trust, underpinning a strong local education network, based on partnership working values


Partnership Working clients 2008-2015

The Schools Co-operative Society: Regional Development Manager

The Cooperative College: Regional Manager for Education Trusts and Partnerships (London & South-East Region)

National Education Trust: NET Associate, providing Training for Excellence in Early Years (Children's Centres)

DfE/Avail Consulting Value for Money programme: Consultancy support for leadership & management

Pearson/INTEC: A new model for education service delivery; education consultant and publications editor

We also work closely with Higher Education partners, including Canterbury Christchurch University and Roehampton University, who are helping to develop the LASER network for London and South East Region co-operartive schools.


Barking Riverside Learning Partnership: consultancy support for new school development

Education Swanage: partnership consultancy support

Felixstowe Learning Trust: project management for education improvement partnership

Wigan & Golthorpe Learning Partnership: education partnership advisory support

Harlow Children's Centre Network: specialist QA consultancy for curriculum and family support

Newham Partnership Working: developing a new education improvement partnership

Burton Co-operative Learning Trust: support for new school proposal

Collaborative Schools Limited: strategic review support


Bright Buttons Nursery: education set-up advice for a new early learning provider, launched January 2012; Ofsted "Good" April 2014

Science Alive, Essex: project management for a £4m learning gallery & additional community services; Museum management service

Studio Ten, Essex: project development for a new Arts/Mental Health Centre

Razed Roof Theatre Group: development support for this award-wining group, establishing a new strategic direction


Chace Community School: visual display consultancy

Charlton School: master-planning advice and re-modelling project for reception area

Tubbenden Primary School: education management support & visual display consultancy

Great Easton Primary School: artist in residence project

Ravenscroft School: visual display consultancy

Highfield and Foxwood Schools: school development consultancy



Art Partnerships offer creative learning and outstanding display and design services



Art Partnerships is a small specialist team of creative practitioners who work within the Partnership Working family.

They can offer Art Residencies, outstanding display, in-house publications and much more besides: contact us for further details


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French Leave is our way of describing our Normandy base for artist or education workshops or working breaks. Click for further details.

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Partnership Working Consultancy LLP is a company registered in England and Wales, no. OC341072 Site updated March 2015