• Good News


    Last week  3 members of our team attended an interview in London with the New Schools Network. We are delighted to announce Cumbria Academy for Autism has won a place on the NSN Development Programme.

    The Development Programme is the NSNs most intensive level of support.

    Now our group has been accepted on the Development Programme we can access the following range of services:

    • A named personal NSN Adviser who will work with you on the development of your application
    • Access to up to 6 hours of time with specialist advisers in education, operations, finance and governance, including former head teachers, school business managers, and specialists in Alternative Provision and SEN
    • A grant of up to £5,000 to help with marketing your school, gathering evidence of parental demand and travel costs
    • A personalised support plan to help you complete the application to a good standard
    • Full written feedback on drafts of your application as you develop it
    • A series of tailored workshops on completing a high quality application and opening a good school
    • A mock interview designed to replicate the interview you would have with the DfE if you were invited to one.


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