Ensuring effective self-evaluation of SEND provision in schools

EVENT - 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM, 3 May 2019

Uncommon, 1 Long Ln, London, SE1 4PG

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How well do leaders and governors in your school understand the quality of provision for pupils who have special educational needs and /or disability? Do you have the information needed to ensure effective provision and sharply focussed development planning? The course will provide opportunities for participants to consider how they can ensure an effective and realistic approach to evaluating the quality of the school’s provision for pupils who have SEND. Making sure this is part of an effective whole school self-evaluation, monitoring and improvement cycle.

This half day course will cover:

  • Current context and landscape – leaders’ and governors’ responsibilities and duties relating to SEND.
  • The monitoring, evaluation and review (MER) cycle – ensuring self-evaluations and development plans are useful tools for monitoring, review and accountability.
  • the importance of determining your school’s aims and principles including those related to inclusion as a starting point for effective self-evaluation and review- taking in to account local and national contexts, and developments in inspection.
  • The role of provision mapping, EHC plans, annual reviews and support plans in the MER cycle.
  • Setting expectations for and evaluating the progress of pupils who have SEND across the curriculum, In the ‘life without levels era’
  • Ensuring that leaders and governors have a clear understanding of the impact of their use of additional funding, so they are well placed to maximise its use.
  • Evaluation methods- gathering, analysis and triangulation of performance information.


Course Presenter Information

Diana has 25 years’ experience working in education as a teacher, leader and inspector. She worked as one of Her Majesty’s (HMI) from 2014 to 2017. During this time, she developed a wide range of experience and high level of skill related to inspection and education improvement. This included leading inspections and monitoring visits of primary, secondary schools and special schools as well as SEND area inspections. Prior to joining Ofsted she worked as a senior advisor for a local authority leading on 14 to 19 strategy. She also has 13 years’ previous experience working in secondary schools holding middle and senior leadership responsibilities in that time.