As part of the delivery support programme for the SEND reforms, the Department for Education have commissioned and subsidised a shorter, regional programme of leadership development for developing leaders who are responsible for delivering the reforms.
Applications are now open.
To allow for late applications, the closing date has been changed to 26th November 2018.
The programme has two two-day residential modules, comprising:
The whole programme is delivered within the context of the SEND reforms, with an emphasis on applying your learning to real-work challenges. Facilitation and presentation will be from skilled NDTi and DBOT personnel who have leadership development and SEND expertise, plus input from other experts in the SEND field, including DfE and parent carer organisations.
Applications are invited from local authority SEND managers/leaders of education, social care or health leaders with significant strategic responsibilities for delivering the reforms. We would 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 health. Applications will also be accepted from Local Authority SEND leaders and health 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.
There are sessions available in the North West and South East Regions. For further information and dates please see the programme flyers and application forms at the side of this page.
North West and West Midlands regions:
London and South East regions: