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Peer Mentoring for School Leaders

Sector News

Whole School SEND’s peer mentoring project offers support to leaders in schools that have received a judgment of Requires Improvement (RI) at their last Ofsted inspection and where SEND was identified as an area for improvement.

To date 16 schools have benefitted from the support on offer – expert mentoring delivered by National and Regional SEND Leader, which walks participating settings through a four-step process of information gathering, planning, implementation and evaluation.

Despite initial scepticism – due to the amount of ‘support that had been offered since becoming double RI – one participating primary school told us that the programme had been the most beneficial intervention they had received. For them, it led to noticeable changes in practice, increased confidence in the headteacher and SENCO, and a clear action plan which focusses on