Yesterday, Sabrina Hobbs, Principal and Jo Garner, Assistant Principal were invited to The Marches School, Oswestry to deliver a workshop to a group of thirty primary and secondary teaching staff, on Making SEND work. Using case studies from our own setting they informed the group as to why current approaches may not be working, and gave specific examples of analytical approaches to help save budgets and achieve success with the most hard to reach groups and individuals with SEND.
In an era of high stakes and high accountability with fewer services and less money to work with, traditional strategies of making SEND work can seem like an unobtainable goal. Therefore, identifying the right collaborations with stakeholders and partners as a key feature, the workshop helped develop plans to challenge misconceptions and mind-sets that can often limit progress and disengage both pupils and staff.
The group used the tools given to find real solutions to making SEND work in their own settings.go back