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Ofsted and the SENCO: the New Framework and Expectations in Schools

1 day
£950.00 + VAT

What this course contains

The course will give SENCOs and senior leaders in mainstream schools a better understanding of Ofsted’s new expectations with regard to outcomes for disabled pupils, those with special educational needs and those with mental health needs. They will explore what is expected with regard to leadership and management, good and outstanding teaching, learning and assessment, personal development, behaviour and welfare and outcomes for pupils.

Intended outcomes

Participants will:

  • Explore developing their roles in leading and managing provision and supporting staff
  • Know about
    • National expectations as set out by Ofsted and the DfE with regard to provision for disabled pupils and those with special educational needs in mainstream school
    • Developing effective support staff
    • Developing supportive environments which maximise each student’s potential
    • Guidelines on the use of reasonable force
  • Understand
    • Processes for recognising recording and tracking the progress of disabled pupils and those with special educational needs, taking into account starting points and national expectations
    • The importance of providing professional development for all staff
  • Be able to
    • Evaluate the impact of provision on closing gaps in progress and attainment, on pupils’ achievements, personal development and behaviour and welfare
    • Develop effective links with the governing body

Who is this course for

Designed for senior leaders and SENCOs in primary and secondary schools.

The cost

For schools that subscribe to our annual School Improvement Package the fees are £950 plus VAT (for up to 20 attendees).

For schools that do not subscribe to our annual improvement package, fees are £1525 plus VAT.


To successfully complete the course, attendees will be required to pass a short assessment.


Upon successful completion of the course attendees will be issued a CPD accredited certificate. The course equates to 7 hours of CPD.

Please note

Please bring with you a printed copy of Ofsted’s most recent School Inspection Handbook. This can be downloaded from the Ofsted website.

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Don't forget...

.... that our HR Advisory service now includes an annual visit to your school.  You can use this visit to apprise us of any new developments in your school or alternatively to assist you with any HR issues that are better dealt with face to face.

There is no extra cost for this visit and it is available to all HR Advisory clients old and new.  If you would like to book a visit by one of our consultants to your school, please contact us on 0845 459 7013.

"Consistently high quality HR advice even in the trickiest of situations. Senior staff have been able to work much more effectively because of the excellent support the school has received.” Rosie Compton, Head teacher - Tower Bridge Primary School