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Kingston upon Thames is a small London borough, with 10 secondary schools and 34 primary phase schools. The borough has developed seven children's centres, six of which are located within primary schools and one of which has been organised as a centre of excellence. The three special schools in Kingston work alongside a highly developed network of specialist SEN provision within the borough's mainstram schools. The authority operates two pupil referal units for secondary aged pupils.

The borough has an active partnership with its schools and works in collaboration with its other key partners through a trust arrangement. Key partners within this arrangement are the Council, Kingston PCT, Kingston Hospital Trust. Kingston Police, local Voluntary Sector organisations and the local Connexions Service.

Director of Children's Services

Duncan Clark - Director of Learning and Children's Services

Head of School Improvement

Tina Herring - Head of Learning and School Effectiveness

Professional Development

Barbara Chevis - Inspector for School Effectiveness/Strategic Manager for Workforce Development

Brendon Hughes - Head of Professional Development Centre

Inspection advisory service

Inspection and Advisory Service
Guild Hall 2

Professional development centre

Continuing Professional Development
King Charles Centre
Hollyfield Road

Schools' vocational development service

Ann Cain - Head of Service

School Cottage
Hollyfield Road

Further information

Further information swlsep@rbksch.org