NDTi have once again secured funding from the Department of Education to continue its influential course for strategic leaders in health and social care who are responsible for delivering the SEND Reforms across the UK.
Since its introduction in 2014, the course continues to support an integrated approach between local authorities and the NHS to ensure that the SEND reforms are truly embedded within the health, social care and education sectors.
Previous cohorts have seen the course as an invaluable step in overcoming the challenges they face, with one participant stating it was;
“Probably the best investment of 10 days of my working life with far reaching benefits for myself, the services and staff that I manage and ultimately the children and families that we work with.”
4 years after the introduction of the SEND Reforms in 2014, NDTi’s Chief Executive Rob Greig explains why the course is still relevant
“These are the biggest reforms of SEND for a generation and require a different leadership approach if the stated aspirations around people achieving positive life outcomes and being included in their communities are to become a reality. This programme helps local SEND leaders with this radical rethink of how local authorities and the NHS can do things differently, and what their personal leadership role is within that.”
The SEND Reforms Leadership programme is delivered as part of the Delivering Better Outcomes Together (DBOT) consortium, a partnership between Mott Macdonald, NDTi and the Council for Disabled Children. This includes NDTi’s Preparing for Adulthood programme which has also secured another year of DfE funding to provide expertise and support to local authorities and their partners to embed preparing for adulthood from the earliest years.
Applicants are advised that places are limited and competition is high. Full information on the application process is available here and the closing date is the 23rd May 2018.