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SEND Leadership Programme

Applications are now closed for the 2018/2019 Programme and all places have been allocated ...

This is the 4th year for this hugely influential programme commissioned by DfE. 

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 were invited from senior local authority SEND managers/leaders of education or social care with significant strategic responsibilities for delivering the reforms. Particularly welcoming 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 were 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, and were also 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 starts 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.

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Module 1: 17th and 18th July 2018
Module 2: 26th and 27th September 2018
Module 3: 13th and 14th November 2018
Module 4: 30th and 31st January 2019
Module 5. 13th and 14th March 2019