18 schools in the South East of the city of Sheffield began working closely together in the year 2000 through an Education Action Zone, a government initiative. Now in 2013 the schools continue to collaborate as Sheffield South East Learning Partnership (SSELP), using shared resources and expertise.
The strategic leadership for SSELP is provided by experienced Leaders from the schools. Shared priorities and actions are formulated from careful analysis of data. Many of the schools are situated in socio-economic areas of deprivation, some with high levels of EAL. The schools face many challenges as they collaborate to raise attainment, aspiration and life chances for every child in the partnership.