Early Identification of Need (Secondary)

We are working in partnership with New Bridge Multi-Academy Trust to provide this school to school support programme. This programme is designed to support mainstream schools to further develop their provision and pedagogy for pupils with SEND.

This is an exciting opportunity to develop a whole school approach to inclusive practice through targeted professional development that will support staff in identifying and meeting the needs of learners with SEND.

School Staff will be supported to audit their current SEND provision using the Whole School SEND self-evaluation toolkit. A detailed action plan will be created that identifies areas for development. Sessions will then be tailored using EEF Guidance reports to meet individual schools needs through a combination of Train the Trainer and network meetings. Staff will be supported by Specialist Leaders of Education to facilitate whole staff training as well as implement strategies that will transform pedagogy and practice.

The programme requires a commitment from each school to identify SEND as a key priority area for development through targeted whole staff development meetings.

What’s included:

  • 6.5 days of professional development for SENDCos
  • 5 days SLE support
  • Fully funded programme
  • Schools will receive a DfE participation grant of £300 per day
  • SLE support for associated school CPD

Schools will be required to identify 4 whole school professional development sessions across the life of the programme, review their existing SEND provision building their priorities into whole school development actions.

Programme dates below:

SessionAttendingDateVenue
Project LaunchSENDCo/ Key Lead15th February 2024
1.30 – 4.15pm
Springhead Infant & Nursery School
Cooper Street, Springhead OL4 4QT
Session 1: train the trainerSENDCo/ Key Lead/SLEs8th March 2024
9.30am – 3.30pm
Springhead Infant & Nursery School
Cooper Street, Springhead OL4 4QT
In school CPD 1All staff & SLEs
Network meeting 1SENDCo/ Key Lead22nd April 2024
1.30 – 3.30pm
Springhead Infant & Nursery School
Cooper Street, Springhead OL4 4QT
Session 2: train the trainerSENDCo/Key Lead/SLEs17th May 2024
9.30am – 3.30pm
Springhead Infant & Nursery School
Cooper Street, Springhead OL4 4QT
In school CPD 2All Staff & SLEs
Network meeting 2SENDCo/Key Lead25th June 2024
1.30 – 3.30pm
Springhead Infant & Nursery School
Cooper Street, Springhead OL4 4QT
Session 3: train the trainerSENDCo/Key Lead/ SLEs11th October 2024
9.30am – 3.30pm
Springhead Infant & Nursery School
Cooper Street, Springhead OL4 4QT
In school CPD 3All staff & SLEs
Network meeting 3SENDCo/Key Lead15th November 2024
9.30 – 11.30am
Springhead Infant & Nursery School
Cooper Street, Springhead OL4 4QT
Session 4: train the trainerSENDCo/Key Lead/SLEs31st January 2025
9.30am – 3.30pm
Springhead Infant & Nursery School
Cooper Street, Springhead OL4 4QT
In school CPD 4All staff & SLEs
Network meeting 4SENDCo/Key lead14th March 2025
9.30 – 11.30am
Springhead Infant & Nursery School
Cooper Street, Springhead OL4 4QT

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