Current Schools Linking areas and contact details are:
Blackburn with Darwen Schools Linking Programme led by Alison Ashworth Taylor and Sharifa Valli and , Blackburn with Darwen Council – email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Bolton Schools Linking Programme led by Yousif Islam, Head of Service with Nicola Mahon at ACIS (Achievement, Cohesion and Integration Service), Bolton Council – email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
Bradford Schools Linking Programme led by Nahida Nazir with Linda Cowie and Jean Whitaker (Primary) and Azam Ali with Meg Henry and Liz Firth (Secondary), Sue Dyde (Special-Mainstream Linking) at The Linking Network –email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
Buckinghamshire Schools Linking Programme led by Yvette Thomas, Equalities and School Improvement Manager, with Carol Stottor, PSHE Lead – Public Health and Schools, Children’s Social Care and Learning, Buckinghamshire County Council– firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Burnley Schools Linking Programme led by Afrasiab Anwar, MBE, Community Team Leader, Ethnic Minority / Gypsy Roma & Traveller Achievement Service, Roxana Sardais and Samantha Hoban, EAL & GRT Consultancy and Support Teacher, at Burnley and Pendle Faith Centre, Lancashire County Council – firstname.lastname@example.org and Roxana.Sardais@lancashire.gov.uk and Samantha.Hoban@lancashire.gov.uk
Kent Schools Linking Programme – led by Gillie Heath, Manager – Gillie.Heath@theeducationpeople.org, with Tracy Crute – Tracy.Crute@theeducationpeople.org , Isobel Whiley – Isobel.Whiley@theeducationpeople.org, Bhupinder Gill – Bhupinder.Gill@theeducationpeople.org The Education People, Kent
Kirklees Schools Linking Programme led by David Raven-Hill, Kim Stickland and Monica Deb, Community Heritage Consultants for the Carry My Story School Linking Programme in Kirklees Council – David Raven-Hill email@example.com,, Kim Strickson firstname.lastname@example.org and Monica Deb email@example.com
Luton Schools Linking Programme led by Kat Field and Penny Whelan, Assistant Headteacher and Inclusion Manager , SLT, Hillborough Junior School, Luton Borough Council –firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
Manchester Schools Linking Programme led by Julie-Ann McCulloch, Ethnic Minority Specialist Teacher, and Sarah Beardwood, Ethnic Minority Achievement Team, Ethnic Diversity Service, Stockport Council – firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Newcastle & Gateshead Schools Linking Programme led by Nicola Maxwell Photographic Artist and Arts Educator, and Anne Fountain, Learning Officer, The Laing Gallery and The Shipley Gallery, on behalf of Newcastle City Council– firstname.lastname@example.org
Peterborough Schools Linking Programme led by Sheena Carman, Community Engagement and Arts Development Manager – SCarman@cityculturepeterborough.org.uk for City Culture Peterborough, Peterborough Council.
Stockport Schools Linking Programme led by Julie-Ann McCulloch, Ethnic Minority Specialist Teacher, and Sarah Beardwood, Ethnic Minority Achievement Team, Ethnic Diversity Service, Stockport Council – email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Tower Hamlets Schools Linking Programme led by Alia Al Zougbi, Head of Global Learning London, Linda Barker (Project Manager) with Anne Roots at Global Learning London, Tower Hamlets – email@example.com
Please contact the facilitator of your nearest programme if you would like to express an interest in finding a link and joining the network. The contact details of facilitators of the 29 local schools linking programmes in The Linking Network can be found here. All these programmes use four questions Who am I? Who are we? Where do we live? and How do we all live together? to explore identity, diversity, community and equality and create sustainable social mixing. Each local facilitator runs a district wide programme based on the linking model and also uses their unique expertise and flair to bring schools and pupils together who might otherwise not meet. As a network we are grateful for the funding, encouragement and backing of the Pears Foundation, the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government and the Department of Education. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for information on schools linking.