Change that leads to better lives

SEND Leadership Programme

This is the 5th year for this hugely influential programme commissioned by DfE - applications are now closed


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 are 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 would ideally be 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 would 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 starts in September 2019 until March 2020, 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.

Contact Details

Julie Pointer
Tel: 01225 255 268

Contact Office

Bath (Registered Office)

National Development Team for Inclusion
4 Queen Street

Full Details

Useful Info


Module 1: 17th and 18th September 2019
Module 2: 12th and 13th November 2019
Module 3: 21st and 22nd January 2020
Module 4: 16th and 17th March 2020

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