Change that leads to better lives

SEND Leadership Programme 2021/22

Applications are now open for the 2021/22 programme - deadline for submission: 23rd July 2021 (12 noon)!

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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). The course provides the opportunity for personal leadership development as well as hearing about some of the most effective SEND related practice through expert sessions.

2021/22 Programme

The programme will start late September 2021, bringing together up to 40 people in a series of modules. We aim to run the programme as a mix of residential and online sessions – depending on recent government guidelines around social distancing, and any changes to these guidelines.

The aim of the programme is to develop new or existing skills and apply them in work to deliver support and services, specifically for children and young people with SEND and their families in the local area.

The cost of the programme is £875 + VAT. Before applying, please read through the Programme Framework.

Who Should Apply?

Applications are invited from Senior Local Authority SEND Managers & Leaders of Education or Social Care or health (including DCs) with significant strategic responsibilities for delivering support and services around SEND. We welcome applications from leaders with a social care, education or health background, given the cultural change and multidisciplinary approach that is required to improve the lives of children and young people with SEND.

Applications wouldideally be submitted by a pair of people from a local area. We recommend this is as part of a pair with another leader from a different part of the ‘system’ who also has responsibility for implementing change.

Application Process

To complete your application for the SEND Leadership Programme 2021/22, you will need to submit the Online Application Form and then email your Application Document (see Related Downloads) to: by Friday 23 July, 12 noon. We recommended that you:

  1. Read through the Programme Framework and ensure you are available to attend on the dates listed.
  2. Refer to the Questions for Online Form (see Related Downloads) and make sure you have the answers ready to input into the Online Application Form.
  3. Complete and save your Application Document.
  4. Complete and submit the Online Application Form.
  5. Email your Application Document to:

Best of luck with your application!

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Contact Details

Julie Pointer
Tel: 01225 255 268

Contact Office

Bath (Registered Office)

National Development Team for Inclusion
4 Queen Street

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Useful Info

Module 1: 29/30 September 2021 – Residential

Module 2: 23/24 November 2021 – Online

Module 3: 26/27 January 2022 – Online

Module 4: 14/15 March 2022 – Residential

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