SEND Peer Challenge Project

Derby City Opportunity Area in Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)

This team will be delivering important work for the Derby City Opportunity 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.

Derby Opportunity Area Whole School SEND Conference

Date: Tuesday 9 July 2019

Location: University of Derby

Title: Effective Practice for SEND: A Whole School Approach.

Theme: 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. Headteachers will be invited to the keynote and the head-teachers forum without extra charge.

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

The link for booking onto the Conference is:  https://www.derby.ac.uk/events/latest-events/derby-opportunity-send-conference/

List of key documents and links:

Whole School SEND Conference

Date: Tuesday 9 July 2019

Location: University of Derby

Title: Effective Practice for SEND: A Whole School Approach.

Theme: 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.

The link for booking onto the Conference is:  https://www.derby.ac.uk/events/latest-events/derby-opportunity-send-conference/

Project Launch Event

Date: Monday 17 September 2018

Location: St Martin's School, The Derwent Campus, Bracknell Drive, Alvaston, Derby

Project Launch Event Presentation

 

Details and useful documents on how to make a complaint will be available in the very near future. In the meantime, if you wish to make a complaint, please email the Project email at SENDPeerChallengeProg@derby.ac.uk.

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 p.betts@derby.ac.uk. Once approved, you will be invited to attend a training session.

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?

You can view the report here: School Self Evaluation

You can contact the Project team at SENDPeerChallengeProg@derby.ac.uk.

Pip Betts, Project Administrator, can be contacted on 01332 593259.

Wednesday 13th November 2019 -  4:00-6:00Funded by Derby City Opportunity Fund, the regular termly DERBY CITY SENCO Net meetings are for SENCOs, SEND leads/ practitioners and SEN Governors across 0 to 25 years education providers. These are collaborative events by Derby City Council, Derby City Early years settings, Schools and Colleges, Derby Opportunity Area and the University of Derby. The core values/principles for the Derby City SENCO Network are to 'share good practice', 'be dynamic and interactive', 'improve outcomes for Children and Young adults with SEND', 'raise confidence of all those involved with SEND', 'create a SEND community who are enthusiastic and engaged'.

Derby City SENCO Network sign up

Meeting Dates: 

Wednesday 13th November 2019 -  4:00-6:00 - Early Years, Primary & Post 16

Wednesday 18th March 2020 - 4.00-6.00 - Early Years & Primary

Thursday 19th March 2020 - 4.00-6.00 - Secondary and Post 16

Wednesday 20th May 2020 - 4.00-6.00 - Early Years & Primary

Thursday 21st May 2020 - 4.00-6.00 - Secondary and Post 16

Spring 2020 9.00-4.00 - OA-SEND Conference

 

 

SENCO NET final presentation 23rd March.pptx

SENCO NET Final presentation May 19.pptx

SENCO Network Nov 2018 Primary _ EYFS pat b slides.pptx

SENCO Network Nov 2018 Secondary FE Pat b slides.pptx

SENCO Net Evaluation Derby City SENCO Net meeting march 18

SENCO Net flyer 14-15 November 18

SENCO Net flyer 16-17 May 18

SENCO Net flyer March 18

SENCO Net flyer May 2019

SENCO network may 18 national updates sec and FE

SENCO network- May 2019

SENCOnet May 18 national updates primary and EY

 

 

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