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Innovation Hub

Our Innovation Hub acts as an incubator to enable strong, impactful projects to be replicated in schools in other areas, ensuring successful models have wider benefit. Our current focus is around the following six elements.

How do I get involved with the S.P.A. Innovation Hub?

S.P.A. Champions, Supporters and Members have the opportunity to take part in Innovation Hub projects that are of interest to them. You will work alongside sector and industry leaders and peers to gain valuable professional development that will benefit not only you and your school but partnerships across England and Wales. It is a real chance to be part of partnership development at a national systems level.

In 2023 the Innovation Hub is running two projects:

Partnership toolkit creation  

Building on from our school partnerships for impact guide members will have the opportunity to work with one of our key expert partners, on creating a set of high-quality tools and resources. You will have the opportunity to trial resources in school and help to curate and contextualise the offer for schools across our community. 

Monitoring and evaluation 

Voted recently as the number one area of interest by school partnership leads, this project will be an ongoing focus for the Innovation Hub. During 2023 we will share with you some of the latest thinking in education research, working with members of our advisory board and beyond to harness the thinking of key organisations. We will co-design monitoring and evaluation approaches with you to trial in school, instilling the confidence and skills to develop a proportional approach that provides useful information to inform decision making and guide partnerships to adapt or change.

Both projects will culminate in a published report and the sharing of research findings and ideas at an event for S.P.A. member schools.  

To be a part of the action, find out more about becoming a member here.

S.P.A. Champions

The work of our Innovation Hub is made possible through the kind support of our S.P.A. Champions. They share S.P.A.’s passion and commitment to sustainable social change and the transformative effect it can have on the lives of young people. We would like to thank our S.P.A. Champions for their ongoing support.

Interested in supporting the vital work of our Innovation Hub? Contact us to find out more.

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