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Our Excelling at SEND Inspection & Provision training course has been designed to give you knowledge on the local area SEND inspections and how to improve your SEND provision. Inspectors will expect you to know how effective your provision is and to be able to demonstrate it.

Attend this Excelling at SEND Inspection & Provision course to receive the latest guidance and best practice to inform your SEND provision. Work through a series of practical exercises, in small groups, to learn what to expect at inspection, how to collaborate between joint services and demonstrate your best practice at inspection.  Leave the course confident that you can overcome common weaknesses highlighted in the inspection reports to date and drive forward improvements in your local area.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Learn how to adapt to the joint Ofsted-CQC Local Area SEND Inspection Framework and understand the assessment criteria
  • Benchmark your experience to assure best practice for thriving under the new framework
  • Find out how you can improve multi-agency collaboration and integration of services to effectively meet the needs of children and young people with SEND
  • Take away a plan that will ensure your organisation is prepared for inspection and beyond
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09:15 - 09:45


09:45 - 10:00

Chair's Welcome and Clarification of Learning Objectives

10:00 - 11:00

SEND Inspections Framework and Provision

  • How SEND provision is evaluated in local areas
  • What constitutes best practice for SEND provision when preparing for inspection
  • Identify and overcome the challenges of implementing the SEND inspection framework
  • How inspection findings to date can help drive improvement
11:00 - 11:15

Morning Break

11:15 - 12.30

Joint Commissioning: Collaborative Approach to SEND Provision

  • Engaging stakeholders in joint commissioning arrangements
  • Working together and creating dialogue between services to ensure effective quality education, health and care (EHC) plans
  • Involving health services in leadership of local authority SEND plans and local offers
  • Build on work already undertaken in the joint health and wellbeing strategy
12.30 - 13:30


13:30 - 14:30

Workshop: Utilising Lessons Learnt from a Local Area SEND Inspection to Improve

This session will give delegates the opportunity to discuss the inspection process and gain practical advice from a council that have been praised when inspected under the new local area SEND inspection framework

  • Find out how to effectively prepare for an inspection
  • Learn how to produce a self-evaluation working document and providing evidence during an inspection
  • Establish an accountability framework and how you can effectively work with parents, children and other partners
14:30 - 14.45

Afternoon Break

14.45 - 16:00

Workshop: Deliver Outstanding SEND Provision and Excel at Inspection

In this session, delegates will work with peers and the chair to develop a strategy to improve their SEND provision and excel under the local area SEND inspection framework

  • Identify the key barriers to meeting the needs of children with SEND and learn how to overcome such challenges
  • Explore the obstacles to multi-agency working and how to tackle them
  • Appreciate the importance of leadership at all levels in developing strong partnerships
  • Maintain self-evaluation of performance and provision to ensure long-term success
  • Take back to the workplace key learnings and develop an action plan on adapting to the SEND inspection framework in your organisation
16:00 - 16:15

Closing Remarks and End


etc. Venues – Victoria, London

One Drummond Gate, Pimlico,, London, SW1V 2QQ