Shared education has come a very long way and that is primarily down to the hard work and dedication of teachers and Principals at the chalk face. With the Shared Education Act in place, there is a long journey ahead for us all in order to ensure that the potential of shared education is fully realised. The Shared Education Signature Project is an important and challenging step on the way.
SELF is an independent body (funded by The Atlantic Philanthropies) through which all practitioners can now debate that journey and collectively influence policy-makers on the best routes to take as we move forward together.
‘The Difference We Can Make’ conference was a first step in establishing SELF and fielding opinions on how it should work in future. Above all, we wanted the conference to recognise and celebrate how far we have all come and enthuse us all about the massive potential that shared education still offers.