On this page you will find details of ongoing programmes and networks for SEND and Special Schools. You will also find recordings of our webinars and supplemental materials to support these webinars.
Following the success of the ‘Every Leader a Leader of SEND’ programme delivered by Whole School SEND we will be offering a further programme for different senior and middle leaders running from November to March. These sessions are FREE of charge and open to all phases.
A series of four 90 minute webinars for senior and middle leaders holding a different role within the school, A school should register for all four sessions. To register for these events, please click the links on the table.
Based on a tried and tested model of peer review developed in partnership with David Bartram OBE, the WE SEND Network builds capacity and expertise in individual staff and across local authorities, improving the quality of SEND provision for vulnerable learners.
In Spring 2020 we launched a programme where 72 Primary and Secondary Schools; SENCOs were put into triads to peer review each other using coaching techniques and based on a quality assured self-evaluation. The Whole Education SEND network is all about shining a light on best practice and supporting practitioners to work together on areas for development. Improving the quality and consistency of special education provision across local authorities requires collaboration and opportunities to share and learn together.
The programme also provides a schedule of virtual training on issues including: • The Effective Use of TAs; • Intent: Leadership of SEND; • Provision Mapping
By participating in this project, SENCOs will: become more confident and accurate in SEND self-evaluations; build professional relationships with other SENCOs and use an action plan to map out and act on the areas for development in their school. Whole Education is delighted to be facilitating a number of online SEND CPD sessions for Surrey schools over the coming year, starting with Gareth Morewood’s session on ‘Working with Learners and Families’ next month (21st October). These hour long sessions, generously funded by SAfE, will be delivered via Zoom and will focus on specific aspects of SEND leadership.
Other experts delivering sessions are:
Marc Rowland (Intent - Leadership of SEND)
Natalie Packer (Implementation - teaching & learning)
Matthew Parker, MITA (Effective use of TAs)
Abigail Hawkins, SENCo Solutions (Provision Mapping)
David Bartram (Covid-19 response)
SENCO Network Meeting September 2020 from Schools Alliance for Excellence on Vimeo.
Slides for this meeting can be found here.
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