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SEND Leadership Programme

Register your interest for the 2018/2019 Programme...

Now in its 3rd year, it is looking extremely likely that a 4th cohort is to be commissioned by DfE for the 2018/2019 programme.

Applications will be opening soon and the information will be announced here. To avoid dissapointment, you can register your interest to have the application information emailed to you as soon as it is announced.

Until then, to find our more, you can read last year's materials under the related downloads section of this page.

SEND Leadership Programme

The Department for Education commissions this leadership development programme from NDTi as part of the national delivery support contract ‘Delivering Better Outcomes Together’. (A partnership between Mott MacDonald, NDTi and CDC).

Applications will be invited from senior local authority SEND managers/leaders of education or social care with significant strategic responsibilities for delivering the reforms. We particularly welcome applications from leaders with a social care and health background given the cultural change and multidisciplinary approach that is required to implement these reforms. Applications are ideally submitted by a pair of people from a local area, for example two local authority leaders with different responsibilities such as in relation to education or social care, or alternatively one LA leader and a partner from the NHS. Applications will also be accepted from Local Authority SEND leaders not applying as part of a pair though not from unpartnered NHS leaders. The programme is appropriate for people who wish to develop their knowledge and skills, both those experienced in SEND issues and those in senior positions who may be newer to the SEND field.

The programme will start in July 2018 until March 2019, bringing together all 40 people in a series of modules  to develop their skills and apply them in their work to deliver the SEN reforms. The programme encompasses leadership and organisational theory and practice, best practice in service delivery and understanding communities and co-production.