SAfE welcomes the start of the Spring Term 2022

with an invitation to all Heads and CEOs  


Please join Surrey's school leaders at SAfE's 2022 Leadership Summit

February 9th - 9am to 3pm - Over Zoom : Book you place via the booking portal!

Visit our dedicated Leadership Summit webpage to find out more 


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Our Mission is to be an inclusive partnership where all children and young people have the opportunities to flourish, enjoy learning and achieve the best possible outcomes through excellent education.


We are an alliance made up of schools and other partners to deliver a high quality, cohesive, coordinated school-led improvement system to serve all children and schools in the Surrey and wider area from nursery to post-16.

SAfE is a not-for-profit school improvement company that builds upon a strong legacy of partnership working between schools to bring coherence to the education system and to ensure that all schools have access to the support that they need.


The Schools Alliance for Excellence Network of schools - together we are stronger


By bringing together all schools, providers, the Local Authority and other partners in Surrey we are more than the sum of our parts sharing our expertise and providing a safe community that enables challenge, support, improvement and innovation to flourish.



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  • SAfE HT Recruitment Guidance 

    Recruiting a new Headteacher? If you are a Surrey Maintained school, do you know what to do, who to contact and who needs to be involved?



    Postgraduate Certificate in Leadership and Management in Special and Inclusive Education: The National Award for SENCOs (NASENCO)

    SFET Teaching School Hub is delighted to be partnering with Roehampton University to deliver this National Award for SENCOs.

    For further information about the programme and the application process, please go to the Teaching School Hub webpage or contact


    This handbook has been developed by Whole School SEND as a resource for teachers to use over time as they embed inclusive practice in their classrooms: it is not intended that it is read cover-to-cover. It has been written for both primary, secondary and specialist colleagues: teaching assistants, teachers, senior leaders and headteachers. The handbook includes whole-school and whole-class approaches as well as subject-specific and condition-specific guidance. Downloadable from Teacher Handbook | SendGateway

  • Parent Governors Invited to Join County Council Education Select Committee

    Surrey County Council’s Children, Families, Lifelong Learning and Culture Select Committee, in accordance with regulation, is seeking a parent governor to join its membership. The Committee is responsible for scrutinising Council services including education, children’s social care, safeguarding, SEND support, adult learning and apprenticeships, arts, libraries and heritage.

    The successfully elected applicant will join thirteen County Councillors and three other co-optees, including one other parent governor representative, on the Committee for up to four years. The Council will reimburse travel expenses incurred by parent governor representatives.

    If you would like any further information about the role or the work of the Committee, please contact Benjamin Awkal at Surrey County Council 07816 091463).

    If you would like to apply, please do so by sending a brief personal statement outlining your suitability for the role to Benjamin Awkal at by Monday, 28th February 2022, after which an election will be held to determine who will be appointed to the position. 


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