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As schools experience rising numbers of pupils with Special Educational Needs and tighter funding, governance of SEND, including oversight of the quality of education provided to SEN pupils and the inclusiveness of the school and its curriculum, should be a high priority for all boards.

This governance training provides practical guidance on the governance of SEND and ensuring your school is inclusive. It is ideal training for your Special Educational Needs governor.

What you will learn:

  • What is SEND?
  • Understanding the types of SEND
  • What are the statutory roles and responsibilities relating to SEND?
  • Understanding the national picture of SEND support
  • The SEND responsibilities in schools and trusts
  • What it means to be an inclusive school
  • How to monitor all aspects of SEND
  • How to hold to account for provision and outcomes of SEND pupils
  • How to develop a SEND governance action plan
  • Sources of information and guidance to help you in your SEND governance role

All delegates will receive an electronic copy of the presentation and supporting materials and resources to help them to be more impactful in their governance role.

Who should attend?
Any governors or trustees who have responsibilities for SEND, or governors who want to understand more about governance of SEND and inclusion.

Rosemary Lovatt is a highly experience governance consultant who ran the DfE governance leadership programme across the country for three years and within Essex for a further three years. she has extensive experience of undertaking governance reviews and designing, developing and delivering training for governors and trustees. Rosemary's background is in the corporate sector where she gained 20 years experience as a senior global leader. she has a BA(Hons) in Accountancy and Business Studies.
Rosemary has chaired boards in a large secondary academy, a maintained primary school, a primary school within a multi academy trust (MAT) and a large junior school within a diocesan MAT, as well as being a trustee in four different MATs. Rosemary was designated a National Leader of Governance and is currently vice chair of a growing MAT and has recently joined the local governing board of a special school in Essex. Rosemary is also an NGA consultant.

What people say about our training

‘The best governor training I have ever attended’

‘Inspiring! Thank you! I now feel confident to be a more strategic governor’

‘At last, training that provides the tools, examples and checklists to help us do the job’

About our training
As experienced Chairs of Governors we strongly believe in providing training that gives you the knowledge, tools and examples to be effective governors. Our aim is to give you the confidence and tools to improve your governance as quickly and effectively as possible. All our training is provided by National Leaders of Governance who are experienced governance trainers. Our training can be provided as webinars, bespoke sessions for your board or group of schools or face to face sessions.

Logistics and Booking 
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If you have any difficulties, please contact Melanie Jones, Billericay Teaching Alliance Administrator.  Email:  Tel: 01277 314420. 

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Other Governance Training
We provide a range of Governance training for your school, (full packages, bespoke sessions or pay as you go public courses).  Please visit the 'CPD & Training' tab of our website for further information 


Venue Trainer-led via Zoom
Dates 15 February 2024
Time 18:30 to 20:30
Delegate Price £85.00
TSA Member Price £77.00
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