Welcome to Schools' Diversity
Specialist Schools and Academies Trust - click the logo to visit the website
All secondary schools in the East Riding either have achieved specialist status, or are working towards it.
Every four years the specialist schools have to apply to the DfES for redesignation.
Specialist status brings with it significant funding.
Schools choose their specialism based on their own evaluation of their strengths and priorities as well as consulting with neighbouring schools, the Local Authority and others to assess the local need, and how their choice might best strengthen what is already available in the area.
Schools examine how they can work with the local community and businesses to develop strong partnerships.
The aims of the Specialist Schools Programme are contained within:
What Is Schools' Diversity?
In the East Riding of Yorkshire headteachers and the Local Authority recognised the need for a co-ordinated approach to the programme
and have combined to fund the post of a Schools' Diversity Manager, who offers consultation regarding redesignation, planning, and updating on
developments nationally and locally which may affect their schools and local communities.
Resources, information, guidance and advice will be made available to schools via this section of eRiding, to aid the process.
Websites Containing Schools' Diversity Information
Please use the links below to access resources and information relevant to Schools' Diversity from the Internet.
This is the DfES homepage for all up to date information guidance and application forms for types of school diversity. This includes
Beacon Schools, Leading-edge Programme schools:
This is the home page of the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust which provides support and guidance for schools applying for
Specialist Schools status:
Provides support and advice for schools who are Sports Hubs or Sports Colleges:
The website of the National Academy of Gifted & Talented Youth who will advise on provision within all types of School Diversity
The website of the The National Programme for Gifted & Talented In Education
Available to download below is East Riding Of Yorkshire Council's Specialist Schools Strategy.
For more information, or to publish information and resources please contact:
Sue Griffiths, Secondary Improvement Adviser (Intervention)
Tel: (01482) 392418