Lessons learned: Engagement of partners, personnel and community
- When establishing a new school, the importance and value of effectively engaging parents, employers and the wider community as a whole should not be underestimated.
- Linked to the above, it can be challenging to recruit staff and learners to a school that isn’t yet built.
- Securing the buy-in of well-known employers with strong reputations and branding can be extremely valuable in terms of parental engagement, student recruitment and curriculum enrichment activities.
University of Warwick is a useful case study example in illustrating the engagement of the local community, partners and personnel in their sponsorship arrangement.
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