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Code: OTSA/19/68 How to be a SEND Governor

The SEND Governor is an important role. He or she is the champion for learners with SEND and those with inclusion needs within a school.

The SEND Governor supports and challenges the school to ensure they secure the best possible outcomes for pupils with SEND, and that no one is treated less favourably, denied opportunity or left behind as a result of their additional needs. 

This programme is aimed at SEND Governors, or those thinking of becoming a SEND Governor. It is a series of three twilight sessions, with tasks to complete between events to embed habitualise learning


1) The Role of the SEN Governor - 14th November 2019

To look at the statutory requirements relating to Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

To look at the SEND governor’s role, and recommendations, and best practice in terms of carrying it out.

2) The WSS framework - An audit of SEND Provision - 12th December 2019

To use the WSS SEND Governance Review to develop a strategic overview of SEND provision in a school.

To work with the SENCo, Headteacher and Leadership Team to ensure accurate self-evaluation of provision. 


3) Planning for improved outcomes - 12th March 2020

To plan for higher quality outcomes for learners with SEND based on accurate self-evaluation and insights from the WSS SEND Governance Review. 

To develop an action plan with the SENCo, Headteacher and Leadership Team to secure better outcomes for pupils with SEND. 


Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 Thursday 14 November 2019 17:00 - 19:00 Frank Wise School Map
2 Thursday 12 December 2019 17:00 - 19:00 Frank Wise School Map
3 Thursday 12 March 2020 17:00 - 19:00 Frank Wise School Map