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SEND moderation across schools - 7 October 2016

SEND moderation across schools - 7 October 2016

SEND moderation across schools - 7 October 2016

22 Sep 2016

Date: Friday 7th October

Time: 9.30 – 1 pm including lunch

Venue: 5 Pancras Square

Audience: Representatives from primary and secondary Headteachers, Inclusion Managers / SENDCos, Governors, LA staff in SEND / school improvement / SEND finance

Keynote Speakers: To support us in developing our own model, we have arranged for representatives from three Local Authorities (Nottinghamshire, Hertfordshire and Newham) who each have their own model so they can explain how their model worksey

James Hourigan, Head of Access and Inclusion, London Borough of Newham

Gary Willkie, Headteacher at Sheringham Primary, London Borough of Newham
Richard Haynes, Headteacher at Hobbs Hill Wood Primary School, Hertfordshire
Jane Starbuck, SENCo at Newark Academy, Nottinghamshire

What is it about?

Over the spring and summer terms, representatives from Camden schools were engaged in a review of the High Needs (HNB) block spend on SEN funding, in anticipation on funding reductions following the DfE’s ‘Fair Funding’ review of both schools and HNB DSG funding. This was on the basis of Camden having a disproportionately high spend in mainstream primary and secondary schools compared to benchmarking authorities, although the proportion of the school population with statutory plans are the same as those authorities that do not devolve element 3 top-up funding as we do.

The mainstream schools group made recommendations to the Schools Forum about how best to achieve significant savings from element 3 top-up funding in primary and secondary schools, and of the proposals put forward, it was agreed that we develop a peer moderation process.

Why might it interest you?

The purpose is to develop our own model, to meet local requirements, drawing on best practice. This is an opportunity to ask questions of headteachers and senior leaders in three areas where peer moderation is implemented; and subsequently an opportunity to shape the system that will be implemented in Camden.

To support us in developing our own model, we have arranged for representatives from three Local Authorities (Nottinghamshire, Hertfordshire and Newham) who each have their own model so they can explain how their model works.

If you would like to attend, please respond to 10F Business support (10FBusinessSupport@camden.gov.uk) and cc Hilary.forbes@camden.gov.uk

You may want a representative from your governing body, or your SENDCo to join you. If so, please let us know the names and roles of those you would like to come. We have planned to include around 20 representatives from schools at this event, and will prioritise those who will be directly engaged in developing the Camden model – so please do tell us if you would like to be involved in the working group.

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