SEND Peer Challenge Project

Derby City Opportunities Area in Special Educational Needs and Disability

This team will be delivering important work for the Derby City Opportunities Area in Special Educational Needs and Disability. This project will involve the hosting of events (conferences and forums) and an evaluation study. The project also includes a rolling programme of whole school reviews which will involve 50 primary schools and 14 secondary schools. Teams of reviewers (from Derby City and the University of Derby) will visit schools to carry out peer challenges that include preparation and monitoring visits. Reviewers will also write summary reports.

List of Key Documents and Links:

- Derby City Opportunity Area SEND Peer Challenge Project - Actual Guide as at September 2018, see link to document

- Derby City Opportunity Area SEND Peer Challenge Project - Example of Report for Primary Schools, see link to document

- Derby City Opportunity Area SEND Peer Challenge Project - Example of Report for Secondary Schools, see link to document

- Derby City Opportunity Area SEND Peer Challenge Project - School Self Evaluation Document, see link to document

- Derby City Opportunity Area SEND Peer Challenge Project - Finance and Payment Process for Challengers, see link to document

Training information and Dates for Future Training Sessions:

 - Derby City Opportunities Area: Lead Challenger/Reviewer Training information (Powerpoint Presentation) see link to document.

Future Training Dates: 

- Tuesday 7th May 2019, 9.30-am - 2-pm, St Martins School, The Derwent Campus, Bracknell Drive, Alvaston, Derby DE24 0BT.

 

Derby City Opportunities Area SEND Peer Challenge Project - Project Launch Event on Monday 17th September 2018 at St Martin's School, The Derwent Campus, Bracknell Drive, Alvaston, Derby.

Project Launch Event Presentation is attached for your information. 

Whole School SEND Conference at University of Derby - Tuesday 9th July 2019

Title of Conference: Effective Practice for SEND: A Whole School Approach. Theme of Conference: Ensuring positive outcomes for pupils with SEND: Strategy and Practice.

This enlightening Conference has been designed as a bespoke offer for Schools in Derby City.  It includes a diverse and relevant set of briefings, keynote speeches, workshops and network events to support professional development in ways that fit with the needs of our City.

Each School can send up to two delegates at a rate of £50 per School.  Head-teachers will be invited to the keynote and the head-teachers forum without extra charge.

The day begins at 8.30-am with the arrival of attendees, and finishes at 4.30-pm.  Professor Keith McLay, Pro Vice Chancellor/Dean - College of Arts, Humanities and Education has agreed to open the Conference at 9.15-am.

The Timetable for the day will be available along with the booking process.

 

 

Details and Useful Documents on how to make a complaint will be available in the very near future.  In the meantime, please email SENDPeerChallengeProg@derby.ac.uk

A List of Frequently Asked Questions & Answers:

How do I become a SEND Peer Challenger/Reviewer?  If you are interested in being involved in this Project as a Peer Challenger/Reviewer, please complete the attached "SEND Peer Challenge Expression of Interest Form" and return to email address: p.betts@derby.ac.uk  Once approved, you will be invited to attend a Training Session.

 see link to document

How does my School get a Peer Challenge/Review?  Please email p.betts@derby.ac.uk to express your School's interest in being involved in the Project.

What does the School Self Evaluation Report look like?  School Self Evaluation Report see link to document.

More to Questions & Answers follow in the future...

Please contact us at the following email address SENDPeerChallengeProg@derby.ac.uk

Pip Betts - Project Administrator. Telephone: 01332 593259