Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND)

Excellence in Inclusion: Working together to ensure Learning Support Assistants (LSA) and Teachers collectively raise the achievement for learners
Excellence in Inclusion: Working together to ensure Learning Support Assistants (LSA) and Teachers collectively raise the achievement for learners
It is often assumed by staff and parents that simply providing a 1:1 LSA will raise the performance and life chances of learners with learning difficulties and disabilities (LDD). But the evidence is clear that indiscriminate, blanket use of LSAs can in fact make the situation worse for the learner, or inadvertently adversely affect learning. Yet we have comprehensive evidence that we can move on from this situation by embedding the best practice in our classrooms and workplaces.
Explore the SEND Code of Practice and examine how well your organisation meets the needs of individual learners
Explore the SEND Code of Practice and examine how well your organisation meets the needs of individual learners
This one day course will provide both GFE and Independent Learning Providers with an opportunity to explore their SEND provision (overview of SEND), the Code of Practice and Legal Duty alongside ensuring that both the learner voice and individual needs are fully taken account of.

This session is part of the Workforce Development programme funded by DfE and is delivered by the Adult Learning Improvement Network (ALIN) on behalf of the Education and Training Foundation.
How to maximise the benefits of Work-based Learning for Learners with SEND (Webinar)
How to maximise the benefits of Work-based Learning for Learners with SEND (Webinar)
Delegates will be shown how to access funding to support SEND learners, how to use the new ETF SEND toolkit and how to put practice in place within work based learning providers.
Managing and assuring Inclusion: meeting expectations of the SEND code of practice within study programmes
Managing and assuring Inclusion: meeting expectations of the SEND code of practice within study programmes
An interactive course for operational leaders and practitioners responsible for study programmes. We look at principles and practices, anticipatory duties, making reasonable adjustments for SEND learners, and consider the SEND Code of practice (2014) and Preparation for Adulthood. We follow the learner journey, beginning with the Local Offer through to destinations. Expert SEND guest speakers will be supporting the programme and opportunities are available to network with delegates.
Managing and assuring Inclusion: meeting expectations of the SEND code of practice within work based learning.
Managing and assuring Inclusion: meeting expectations of the SEND code of practice within work based learning.
An interactive course for operational leaders and practitioners responsible for Work-Based Learning. We look at principles and practices, anticipatory duties, making reasonable adjustments for SEND learners, and consider the SEND Code of practice (2014) and Preparation for Adulthood. We follow the learner journey, beginning with the Local Offer through to destinations. Expert SEND guest speakers will be supporting the programme and opportunities are available to network with delegates.
SEND Leadership Project for Senior College Managers
SEND Leadership Project for Senior College Managers
The half day leadership training will include:
- a Principal's view of Inclusion in the current climate
- introduction to a suite of specially designed interactive materials produced by members of 'The Inclusion Circle' - a group of former Ofsted SEND HMIs
- the opportunity to reflect on inclusion in their own organisation and consider possible improvement strategies which can then be developed using the materials.
SEND Professional Development Lead programme
SEND Professional Development Lead programme
The SEND development lead programme will support the capacity of our sector to improve outcomes and life chances for young people aged 16 - 25 with SEND.

The course is designed to equip participants as Professional Development Leads who will cascade the new L5 SEND programme to colleagues in their organisations, over three structured CPD sessions. All participants will be provided with the full resources for the new L5 programme.