Applications open - SEND Leadership Exchange Programme: Every Leader a Leader of SEND
SEND Leadership Exchange Programme: Every Leader a Leader of SEND
Open to leaders in: Mainstream primary, mainstream secondary, special, AP/PRU
Placement window: From half-term of October 2019 – half-term of February 2020
Person specification: Newly appointed senior leaders (in post since September 2018) or aspiring senior leaders (expecting to be in post from September 2020).
Time commitment: This is an exchange programme. Participants will spend two days a week for half a term visiting their partner’s school; in the following half term they will host their partner (this can be arranged by participants as alternate days in the same week or otherwise). You will be required to keep a reflective journal and to develop a presentation of learning from the placement to your school audience. Participation will be supported by our appointed research organization AfA. Pairs will be formed from different areas of the sector. We intend to conduct placements as follows:
Mainstream – Special
Mainstream – AP/PRU
The Whole School SEND Consortium is part of a growing community of practice committed to improving provision and outcomes for children and young people with SEND. The work of the consortium is based on the principle that the knowledge and expertise needed to develop the workforce already exists in the system and that knowledge exchange can occur through effective collaboration.
From 2016 to 2018, the Department for Education has funded the Whole School SEND Consortium to build capacity in the system through a strategic, school-led, review-based approach. The consortium has supported schools and settings to be able to identify and meet needs with a view to improving outcomes for children and young people with SEND. Importantly, the community of practice is fully inclusive and remains open to all who wish to be part of it, with the vast majority of resources made freely available.
The aim of this strand of work, led by nasen, is to ensure that senior leaders are fully engaged in strategic planning around SEND, confident in their prioritisation of SEND and inclusion in their school, support their staff to identify and undertake training in relation to SEND and pupils are better supported as a result.
Closing date for applications: 10am Thursday 24th October 2019.