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SENCO Leadership Development Programme

Event/course Code SCH/21/057
Event/course type Course / SEN Training
Event Description Our leadership programme has been designed and developed around the SEN Code of Practice and Ofsted Education Inspection Framework to ensure schools are meeting their statutory duties and that support for pupils with SEND is highly effective.

Our facilitator, Helen Pretty, is a former SENCo and Senior Leader giving her a clear insight into the day to day challenges faced when leading SEND and Inclusion in schools.

This programme will equip participants with skills to develop a more strategic approach to leading SEND. Participants will be enabled to reflect on current practices and identify how approaches can be adapted to greater influence the quality of provision and further develop a wholly inclusive culture.

Cost: £300 plus VAT for all 6 sessions

The Leadership Programme is designed to cater for all levels of experience, whether you are an aspiring SENCo, newly appointed or more experienced SENCo looking for a refresher course.

To support the current government guidance sessions 1 to 3 are virtual, with face to face delivery for sessions 4 to 6.
Training Objectives This programme has been designed to provide practical support SENCos/Inclusion Leaders in their role, to gain:
• a better understanding of their leadership role and influence in developing whole school practices

• leadership knowledge, skills and confidence in order to engage more purposefully with middle, senior leader colleagues and wider partners

• access to a range of practical tools, approaches and resources to implement the Graduated Response and monitor and evaluate the impact of provision on pupil outcomes

• an understanding of how the SENCo can drive improvement to address the local and national agenda to ensure high quality education for all

Cost: £300 + VAT for all 6 sessions
Learning Outcomes Across the 6 sessions, the following key aspects will be explored:

Role of the SENCo - Leadership vs Management
Statutory duties and processes re SEND
Robust self-evaluation and action planning
Implementing the Graduated Response, Assess-Plan-Do-Review
Approaches to monitoring and evaluation
Effective governance
SEND funding and financial management
Tome management
Reflection to identify next steps in your own setting
Tutors Helen Pretty
Subjects SEN/Inclusion
Key Stages
Early Years / Foundation Yes KS1 No KS2 No KS3 No KS4 No KS5 Yes 11-19 Yes 
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SessionSession DateSession TimeSession VenueMap
Session 1Thursday 29 April 202109:00 - 12:00Virtual Delivery

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Session 2Thursday 13 May 202109:00 - 12:00Virtual Delivery

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Session 3Thursday 27 May 202109:00 - 12:00Virtual Delivery

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Session 4Thursday 10 June 202109:00 - 12:00Worcestershire Federation of Young Farmers' ClubsMap
Session 5Thursday 24 June 202109:00 - 12:00Worcestershire Federation of Young Farmers' ClubsMap
Session 6Thursday 8 July 202113:00 - 16:00Worcestershire Federation of Young Farmers' ClubsMap