SEN 2016

 Outstanding  SEN Provision in Schools: Implementing the 0 – 25 SEN Code of Practice 

10th June 2016 London

The SEN reform agenda is upon us.  All schools have new statutory duties to adhere to. Your new responsibilities and your refreshed accountability to SEN students are bound in law following the implementation of the new Code of Practice for SEN and the Children & Families Bill in Parliament. Are you fully aware of the changes that directly affect your staff and students? Are you prepared to brief your team and implement the changes thoroughly and accurately?

  • Be prepared for the biggest shake-up in Special Education in 30 years
  • The final and definitive legal and practical position on the SEN reform
  • Understand how the outstanding leadership of SEN will improve the outcomes of all pupils. Foretell its positive impact on whole-school achievement
  • Ensure the Ofsted and the DfE Teachers’ Standard’s mantra of ‘every teacher is a teacher of special needs’ is entrenched in your whole school strategy
  • Enforce the nuts and bolts of every element of the SEN overhaul. Map a decisive route forward with the most up-to-date information of the reform agenda
  • Gain practical solutions to your new legal obligations
  • Address your new responsibilities upon implementing EHC Plans, SEN Support, Personal Budgets and the Local Offer
  • Get the most out of the new SEN funding system and gain the critical top-up fund from your LA
  • Benchmark your progress against school case studies. Be in a position to foretell and prepare for issues those schools have endured
  • Be equipped with everything a leader needs to successfully apply the changes at the school and classroom level

9.30    Registration and refreshments

10.00  Special Educational Needs (SEN) Code of Practice: 0 – 25 // Department of Education KEYNOTE

10.30  The Legal and Financial Implications of Act, Regulations and finalised Code of Practice

  • What is necessary and what is advisory – what you must and should do to meet your new responsibilities
  • Why and how your new accountability will impact your SEN students positively
  • Meet your new responsibilities within SEN Support and Personal Budgets
  • Clarify the legal framework for Education, Health and Care Plans, joint planning and joint commissioning

11.00 Break

11.20  The Legal and Financial Implications of Act, Regulations and Finalised Code of Practice… Continued

11.50  Case Study: The Strategic Leadership of SEN in Schools

  • From policy to reality – challenges and opportunities facing schools
  • Strategies to increase the buy-in of all staff to effective SEN teaching in every classroom
  • Creating and managing staff training programmes to ensure high-quality SEN provision
  • Managing parent’s complaints, dispute resolution, mediation, and the appeal process
  • How to define your position within the Local Offer and know what to include on the SEN Information Report on your website
  • What is this EHC plan? Education, Health and Care Plans: clarify transition time scales, how and when to apply for statutory assessment and what effective multi-agency working looks like
  • Key working as a way to support children, young people and families

12.40 Lunch and Sponsor Social Meet

13.30 The SEN Funding Agenda in Schools

  • Calculate and assess your school-based and high-needs funding computations
  • Document and gain the evidence you need to guarantee additional “top-up funding” from your Local Authority
  • Using the funding effectively and efficiently to meet your goals and have the great impact on pupil progress

14.20  Ofsted and SEN: The Impact on the Inspections Agenda

  • The latest Ofsted breakdown and clarifications on SEN changes
  • Understand and hit Ofsted’s expectations for ‘outstanding progress’
  • How to prepare a strong evidence base for your next inspection

15. 10 Raising the Attainment of Pupils with SEN

  • Delivering SEN Reform in a classroom setting
  • Partnership working between parents

16. 00 Engaging Children, Young People and Families in the Process

  • Models of participation
  • Understand the importance of involving families and young people; how to enable them to participate and how they have been involved so far?
  • Your next steps in engaging children and young people in the EHCP process
  • Support plans of good practice for children at all key stages

15.50   Q & A

16.20   Close

  • SENCOs
  • Heads of SEN
  • Assistant Headteachers & Assistant Principals
  • Headteachers & Principals
  • Heads of Inclusion, Inclusion Managers &  Inclusion Coordinators
  • Deputy Headteachers & Vice Principals
  • Heads of Learning Support & Learning Support Managers
  • Heads of PRUs
  • Class Teachers
  • Special Needs Advisors
  • SEN Advisory Officers

10th June 2016 London  // Central London location TBC


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  • 1 delegate place £299 (+VAT)
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