VNET EDUCATION CIC

SEND Professional Community 2022/2023

The SEND Professional Community will be facilitated and supported by Fyfe Johnston, VNET Associate

The SEND Professional Community will:

Provide an opportunity for sharing best practice, to drive forward continuous improvement and ensure best outcomes for children, pupils and students with SEND. The agenda will be driven by the group and in response to local and national issues and trends. The group will use evidence from their own schools, effective methodology from other sources and provisions, and by research undertaken by the professional members of the group.

At the first meeting we will establish what the SEND Professional Community will examine throughout the year, topics may include:

  • Linking performance management to national trends in SEND need

  • Developing a database of excellence for advice

  • Articulating the inclusion journey of your school

  • Ensuring pupils are prepared for the next stage of their education, employment or training

Our SEND Professional Community will develop a wide network of supportive SEND specialist colleagues. The programme will react to the changing nature of local and national SEND needs. Our community is being built to support the needs of its members and ensure high quality professional development.

Guest speakers will be invited to share their expertise with members of the community.

Dates

Session 1

Tuesday 6 October 2022, 4:00 – 5:00 pm

This session will be held virtually.

Session 2

Tuesday 22 November 2022, 1:30 – 4:00 pm

This face to face session will take place at Glen Lodge.

Session 3

Monday 23 January 2023, 4:00 – 5:00 pm

This session will be held virtually.

Session 4

Wednesday 15 March 2023, 1:30 – 4:00 pm

This face to face session will take place at Glen Lodge.

Session 5

Monday 11 May 2023, 4:00 – 5:00 pm

This session will be held virtually.

Session 6

Monday 26 June 2023, 4:00 – 5:00 pm

This session will be held virtually.

Join the SEND Professional Community!

Sign up here!

How do I take part?

Fyfe Johnston

Fyfe worked for OFSTED as one of Her Majesty’s Inspectors for schools and a contracted OFSTED lead inspector for four years. Prior to this, he was the successful headteacher of a complex needs specialist school with pupils aged 3-19. During his tenure, the school was judged Outstanding by OFSTED under the previous and current education framework. Fyfe started his teaching career in Suffolk, requesting joint training placements in primary and special schools. He went on to work in a range of specialist provisions for pupils with mainstream, moderate, severe and profound learning needs. He has also worked with pupils with complex medical needs. With a wide range of experience, Fyfe supports leadership development and school improvement with a deep interest in the curriculum, SEND, safeguarding and equalities.

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