Driven by a desire to secure the very best educational standards for all our students, we formed our own limited company over twelve years ago, with the two most recent members joining three years ago. Kendal College and the University of Cumbria are also members of the Federation working collaboratively on transition and research, for example. We are also a Cohort One Teaching School and enjoy excellent links with our two local primary consortia.
Back in 2004, becoming a limited company gave us the opportunity to appoint our own federation staff. In the early days we appointed a part-time Executive Officer to set up structures, manage the business and keep us on track, and then an Inclusion Manager; at the time we were particularly concerned to improve the opportunities for those students in our schools whose needs were not being met by the provision available.