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Strategic leadership of SEND - London

08/06/2018 09:00 - 16:00

The introduction of the SEND code of practice 2015 brought with it a much more strategic role for the person coordinating SEND provision in school. If the SENCo is not on SLT then they will certainly be a middle leader. This course will set out the roles and responsibilities of the manager of SEND in a school and offer support and advice to enable them to carry out their role in an effective strategic way.

There is less than one year remaining before the SEND reforms must be fully implemented. This is putting a great deal of pressure on both schools and local authorities, and SENCos have to manage a greater workload to ensure the school is legal and compliant. At the same time, schools are experiencing budgetary constraints, an increase in the number of pupils with complex SEND and a workforce that has not been trained to meet their needs. Delegates will have an opportunity to discuss the current educational climate in light of support for pupils with SEND and gain further knowledge and skills to manage some of these challenges back in school.  

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  • a deeper understanding of SEND legislation including the Children and Families Act, the Equality Act and the SEND code of practice
  • an increased awareness of the role and responsibilities of the SENCo and the duties on mainstream schools to provide education for children with SEND
  • increased knowledge and skills to manage SEND in your school in a strategic and effective way
  • to offer an overview of the strategic leadership of SEND
  • to examine the different roles and responsibilities of SEND managers and those of the local authority
  • to review the school workforce and their effective deployment in supporting pupils with SEND
  • to consider the next steps for the management of SEND in schools
  • to offer professional dialogue relating to the role of the SENCo

Members - £225
Non-Members - £300

New and aspiring SENCos/INCos, members of SLT, SENCo line managers and SEND governors from mainstream schools

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