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SEND Leadership Programme: Module Two - Leading Edge Practice

Tuesday 21st - Wednesday 22nd November 2017.

The Children and Families Act 2014 expects significant changes in the way that SEND services and support are delivered and the outcomes that are achieved. This will require effective local leadership that understands the reforms and their aspirations, and is also able to demonstrate effective, solution-focused leadership that leads to real change.

For the last two years, to help with this challenge, the Department for Education has commissioned a leadership development programme from NDTi as part of the national delivery support contract ‘Delivering Better Outcomes Together’. Following extremely positive feedback from participants and managers DfE is commissioning and part-funding a third cohort of 40 people for 2017.

Module Two: Leading Edge Practice

Day One:

Understanding what good participation looks like, the family and people’s voice movements and how to work in partnership, including consideration of:

  • Different types of advocacy and their potential roles in the system
  • Quality and outcomes – what makes for good and effective partnership working with families, children and young people
  • Family motivation and understanding and working with different perspectives
  • From child to young person and the developing voice of young people

Day Two:

Expert sessions – participants choose from an expert session that will consider the specific policy, delivery and thus leadership implications of the SEND reforms and related services. Topics will include (plus topics proposed by participants):

  • Personalisation and personal budgets 
  • Preparing for Adulthood 
  • Achieving inclusion, in schools and in communities 
  • Education, Health and Care Plans 
  • Employment 
  • Strategies for quality assurance 
  • Services for people with the most complex needs

Please note this event is only open to people on the SEND 2017/2018 programme.


For more information contact Rob Greig by:

Email: Rob Greig
Tel: 01225 789 135

Useful Info


Tuesday 21st - Wednesday 22nd November 2017.


DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Coventry,
Paradise Way,
Walsgrave Triangle,