Case studies

Strategic planning

Strategic review of children's services improvement in Swindon

Overall the staff, senior leadership team and I feel working with Isos has been a real success. It has helped us be more resilient and prepared for the next stage in the journey, and to be clear about what those next steps are.

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Rapid strategic review of the future of school improvement in Derbyshire

Isos carried out this review with great pace and skill, working with us in a flexible and iterative way to shape a clear set of recommendations and practical steps...

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Strategic review of support for vulnerable young people and those with SEND in Middlesbrough

The work undertaken by Isos has really helped to shape and focus our SEND and vulnerable learners strategic delivery plan.

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Review of the Special Educational Needs & Disability Strategy for North Yorkshire

Having read the report, I have to say that it is a fantastic summary of a very complex issue. It also provides a clear pathway forward that seems sensible and achievable.

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Rapid review to inform a new strategy for supporting young people with social, emotional and mental health needs in Leeds

Working with Isos has been extremely valuable in providing external facilitation of our review of targeted service delivery in Leeds.

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Delivering improved outcomes for children across all phases

The work of Isos helped re-engage schools and gave Heads the opportunity to shape the future of school to school support in the LA and this is delivering improved outcomes for children across all phases.

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Delivering the All Wales seminar on Gypsy and Traveller Children’s Education

Having Isos as independent and objective facilitators enabled really positive engagement between Welsh Government officials and many of our key stakeholders.

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Leading stakeholder engagement to support national strategy design for the Welsh Government

Their support during planning and preparation helped the team refine the focus and clarify objectives, and their facilitation skills meant we got maximum input and remained keenly focussed on the core issues.

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Supporting Development Education in Ireland

The contribution of the ISOS team to the success of the overall reviews has been invaluable. The high level of commitment and professionalism which they brought to what was a complex process was outstanding.

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Reviewing a Local Authority’s Strategy and Performance Teams to Create Efficiencies and Drive Improvement

Isos helped us address and explore some tricky issues analytically and consensually. They worked with Council staff and managers collaboratively to ensure ownership of recommendations.

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