FE and Training Centres for Excellence in SEND

News - 22 Jul 2019

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) has announced three Centres for Excellence in SEND in Further Education (FE) and Training in England as part of a DfE funded national programme.

The Centres will each concentrate on one of three key practical themes for the programme:

  • City College Norwich will focus on community – ensuring learners with SEND are participating in their local communities, including creating pathways to employment.
  • Derby College will focus on curriculum – ensuring the curriculum always has a clear purpose so that learners with SEND have potential to achieve their aspirations.
  • Weston College will focus on people – ensuring organisations create inclusive cultures, motivating staff to engage in continued professional development with an emphasis on supporting learners with mental, social and emotional needs.

The three distinct Centres will provide expert support for leaders, managers and practitioners in FE and Training who wish to put learners with SEND at the centre of their organisation, resulting in learners achieving the outcomes they aspire to.

Each Centre will host a SEND Strategic Leadership Hub to provide leadership support to at least 15 leaders from a diverse range of providers across England’s Further Education and Training sector.  This will support 120 managers and/or practitioners within the communities of practice.

Read more on the Education and Training Foundation website.

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