Achievement for All are involved in the SEND Leadership School Exchange Pilot: Every leader a leader of SEND’
This programme is being delivered in partnership with NASEN and is funded by the Department for Education. The aim of the exchange programme being piloted is to help senior leaders ensure that they are:
• Fully engaged in strategic planning around SEND
• Confident in their prioritisation of SEND and inclusion in their school
• Effective in supporting their staff to identify and undertake training in relation to SEND
• Effective in supporting pupils with SEND.
In practice, the pilot involves a newly appointed senior leader or aspiring senior leader or SENCO partnering with the equivalent role in another school. The school should be of a different phase and type (e.g. -mainstream schools will be paired with special school or alternative providers)- and should be no more than one hour’s journey apart.
Participants spend two days a week in their host school during one half term, which is reciprocated in the following half term. Participants also complete a Reflective Journal during the placement.
Schools are funded to participate (£2000 per school, paid at the end of the placement)
We would like to gather evidence on whether schools might be interested in this sort of opportunity in the future, and how the programme might best meet their needs.
Thank you in advance for your time; your views are important to us. Your responses will not be attributed to you or your school; we may publish anonymous comments in our final report to the Department for Education. Your details will be held securely and will be destroyed at the end of the project.
If you have any questions about completing this survey, please contact Catherine Knowles at Catherine.firstname.lastname@example.org.
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