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Centres for Excellence in Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND):

The logo for the Centres for Excellence in SEND

Three national Centres for Excellence in Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) will provide expert support for leaders, managers and practitioners who wish to put learners with SEND at the centre of their organisation as part of a Department for Education (DfE) funded national programme.

 

Each Centre will host a SEND Strategic Leadership Hub led by Corrienne Peasgood, Mandie Stravino and Dr Paul Phillips who will offer support to leaders from all types of provider across England’s Further Education (FE) sector. Each centre will also host communities of practice to provide support to managers and/or practitioners. There will be lots to choose from. Why not take a look below at the first offers now?

People led by Weston College

 

How to ensure organisations take care of their staff and all learners with a particular focus on their mental, social and emotional needs.

Curriculum led by Derby College

 

How to ensure that the curriculum always has a clear purpose so that learners with SEND have potential to achieve their aspirations.

Community led by City College Norwich

 

How to ensure that learners with SEND are progressing into and being present within communities who recognise and embrace their potential.

 

The aim of this transformational programme is to place inclusion right at the centre of further education so that difference is valued and all learners fulfil their aspirations.

Get involved whether you are a leader, manager, teacher, trainer or support worker, connect with a Centre for Excellence (CfE) leadership hub or a community of practice and make a difference. Each CfE will be offering you different opportunities to engage with them. These will be highlighted on this page and through social media.

Please share this information as widely as possible and use social media #SENDinFE to identify themes for both leaders and communities of practice to explore.

Join us in July for one of our free initial activities being run by the Centres for Excellence.