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Effective governance of special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)

Training & development

At a glance

This session helps governing board members understand how to fulfil their role in ensuring that pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) have the best educational experience possible and that the schools they govern are meeting regulatory requirements and best practice expectations.

This session will cover:

What SEND is and how it is determined
The legislation, guidance and policies
How SEND is funded
Who is responsible for what
What those governing need to know about the SEND population
Progress and measuring impact
Fully bespoke

This session can be tailored to the circumstances of your school or trust.

2 hour session

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Who is this suitable for?

  • Governors
  • Trustees
  • Academy committee members (local governing body)
  • The senior leadership team and SENCO

If this session is commissioned for the governing board of a single school, or MAT board and/or local academy committees (local governing body) in a MAT, it will be contextualised accordingly.

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What are the benefits?

Participants will gain a practical understanding of:

  • the legal duties of governing boards in relation to SEND
  • what to do to ensure that these responsibilities are met
  • how governing boards can influence an inclusive culture in their schools and trusts

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How will you learn?

  • The session canĀ be delivered via face-to-face or online workshop
  • It will be facilitated by a quality-assured NGA consultant with relevant governance and training expertise
  • The session will be interactive with a mixture of participant activities and facilitator-led explanation and discussion
  • It will be supported with session materials including a resource toolkit and suggested activities to help with next stepsĀ 

Enquire now to book this for your board(s)

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If you would like to book the session or find out more then make an enquiry.

This training is designed for a group of participants at a school, trust or other organisation.

It is also suitable for a group of schools to share.

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