Our organisational partners bring theory and practice together, contributing their specific expertise to inform and improve the quality of teaching, training and learning experiences of our staff and pupils.
The North West and Central London Maths Hub is based at St. Marylebone Teaching School Alliance, in our neighbouring London Borough of Westminster. Through the Maths Hub, Swiss Cottage is facilitating a professional network for those involved in teaching Maths to learners with SEND, which focuses on the development of personal finance education, and social enterprises.
The Global Learning Programme (GLP) is a national network of schools, working to prepare learners for life in our 21st Century, globalized world. A range of organisations co-ordinate the GLP, including Pearson Publishing, the SSAT, and the Development Education Research Centre at the UCL Institute of Education.
Swiss Cottage is a recognised Expert Centre for the Global Learning Programme. In this role, the Swiss Cottage Teaching School Alliance has been providing consultancy and training on SEND and Global Learning, across a range of UK special schools.
The Personal Finance Education Group (pfeg) is part of Young Enterprise and promotes education for financial capability across UK schools. Swiss Cottage has been recognised by pfeg as a ‘Centre of Excellence’ for Personal Finance Education. The Swiss Cottage Teaching School Alliance works with pfeg on supporting special schools to develop personal finance and social enterprise learning opportunities for their pupils.
KidZania is role-play experience for 4-14 year olds, blending learning and reality with entertainment. It is within Westfield Shopping Centre, Shepherd’s Bush, and represents a unique attraction that allows kids the opportunity to take part in over 60 real live job experiences. For learners at Swiss Cottage School, Kidzania provides a safe environment to develop skills for greater independence in life.
Swiss Cottage Teaching School Alliance is an official partner of Kidzania, with whom it is collaborating to further develop authentic real-world learning experiences for SEND pupils. For example, Kidzania is working with Swiss Cottage on facilitating a professional network for those involved in teaching Maths and/or Personal Finance Education, to learners with SEND.
Decipha CIC has been set up to benefit young people and adults with neurological conditions who have special and additional needs and provide advice and support to carers and family members.