Starting to Join: A Baseline Study of Multi-agency Activity

Kay Kinder, Mary Atkinson, Jo Haynes

01 December 1999

During the 1999 academic year, North East Lincolnshire LEA and NFER co-funded an evaluation of multi-agency activity within the authority. Two initiatives were studied:

  • a multi-agency support team (known as 'MAST') which worked with 16 of the LEA's primary schools; and
  • two examples of courses from a newly instituted multi-agency INSET programme.

Using a case-study approach and relevant LEA data, the report presents detailed findings about the impact of these activities. It also discusses many key issues emerging from the early stages of this important development in local authority provision.

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