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About SENDSpace

SENDSpace is a dedicated space to support education leaders and practitioners to manage and achieve high-quality provision for all children and young people with regard to the Code of Practice (2014) and Equality Act (2010).

Available anytime and anywhere, you will be able to evaluate your provision to identify strengths and areas for development to inform a development plan. Our training and resources will enable everyone in your setting to address their areas of need or interest.

SENDSpace aims to:

  • Support whole-school improvement
  • Support practitioners to create better outcomes for pupils
  • Cover all phases of education from Early Years to the end of Key Stage 4
  • Provide a personalised approach for leaders, SENCos and practitioners
  • Provide professional development opportunities
  • Reflect the latest legislation and national guidance
  • Provide valuable evidence for stakeholders including Ofsted.

Programme Overview

Self-Evaluation

Our three self-evaluation tools (aimed at school leaders, SENCos and practitioners), are easy to use and can be completed independently or in consultation with colleagues. Each self- evaluation will assess knowledge and understanding of policy, practice, pupil progress, teaching and learning in relation to the individual’s role in supporting SEND.

This can be used to clearly identify strengths and areas for development that feed into your School Development Plan and personal development plans.

Professional Development

SENDSpace provides access to a range of online professional development activities that support the development of leaders, SENCos and practitioners.

Activities include:

  • Online training
  • Resources for staff meetings
  • ‘Train the trainer’ packs
  • Top tips and exemplars of best practice
  • Useful templates
  • Thought leadership and guidance
  • The option to purchase one-to-one mentoring support

Resources

Browse and utilise our extensive range of resources which focus on each of the four areas of need from the Code of Practice as well as other areas of inclusion. Additional resources are also available to support the SENCo in their role.

Examples include:

  • Top tips - dealing with challenging behaviour
  • Guidance - PSHE good practice, dyspraxia friendly classrooms and applying for Educational Health Care Plan’s
  • Thought leadership - Dyslexia – what the research says

SENDConnect

SENDConnect enables you to find peer-to-peer support. Search our database and match role, educational phase, locality or key stage expertise to connect with colleagues and create your own network of support.

Ask the Expert

Email us with your question and one of our expert advisors will get back to you with the answer.

SENDSpace is available for an annual subscription of £175 per school or setting