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Improving Outcomes for Disadvantaged Young People at SEN Support

  • Online
  • South West England
  • 21 Jun 2021 16:00 - 14 Sep 2021 17:00

This series of three webinars will support schools to develop an implementation plan to improve outcomes for disadvantaged children and young people at SEN Support.

Sessions will provide resources to support schools in developing and evaluating their implementation plan as well as using the evidence-informed graduated approach to SEND support in schools.

This series aims to:

- Highlight the importance of inclusion being at the core of development planning in schools

- Provide evidence from schools who have developed their inclusive practice

- Support leaders in schools in implementing their development plans and monitoring impact

The series will feature three sessions spread over the Summer and Autumn terms to allow attendees time to develop and implement strategies:

Part 1, Monday 21st June, 4.00-5.00 PM: Development Planning for Inclusion - Featuring guest speaker Marc Rowland. - You can find the recording and presentation slides from Part 1 here.

Part 2, Wednesday 14th July, 4.00-5.00 PM: Developing and Embedding Inclusive Practice - Featuring case studies from practitioners and a presentation from Dr Jim Rogers.

Part 3, Tuesday 14th September, 4.00-5.00 PM: Implementing, Monitoring and Evaluating - Featuring guest speaker Marc Rowland.


This series is suitable for practitioners from all school types and phases.

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Suitable for: Assistant Head Teacher, Deputy Head Teacher, Governor, Head Teacher, Inclusion Manager/Leader, Senior Leader

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Meet your trainer

Dr Jim Rogers

Dr Jim Rogers is an education specialist and leads his own educational consultancy. Dr Rogers works regionally in the south west for the Teaching Schools Council and is currently leading on a number of initiatives supporting leadership development and school improvement across the region. Dr Rogers is an advocate of research and evidence-informed practice, inclusive practice and also of collaboration, to ensure long-term, sustainable professional and system development.  Dr Rogers is a Founding Fellow of the Chartered College of Teaching, and a facilitator for Education Development Trust. Previous roles include Director of Professional Development for the White Horse Federation, Director of Plymouth Teaching School Alliance and Teaching and Educational Research Fellow at the University of Exeter, following a career teaching in secondary schools.

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Meet your trainer

James Butterworth

James Butterworth is a committed Head of School passionate about educating and supporting the life opportunities for students at St Ives School. Dedicated and motivated to encourage student and staff growth through carefully monitored academic progress with a drive on developing effective mindsets. Focussed on designing an effective school curriculum which inspires, challenges and motivates students to achieve their potential.

Every Child. Inspiring Learning. Every Day.

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Meet your trainer

Marc Rowland

Marc is the adviser for improving outcomes for disadvantaged learners for the Unity Schools Partnership, a large cross-phase Multi Academy Trust based in the East of England.

Marc works with the Education Endowment Foundation’s national Research School Network on a range of programmes. He is also working on a range of long term programmes focussed on educational disadvantage nationally. 

Marc works with and advises the Department for Education on addressing educational disadvantage in schools. He has worked with over 600 individual schools to support them with their strategies to improve outcomes for disadvantaged pupils. He has spoken to over 12,000 school leaders on addressing disadvantage at local, regional and national conferences.

His most recent book ‘Addressing Educational Disadvantage’ was published in February 2021.

Others who have been on this training said:

'Brilliant training - I could have listened for hours!'

'This was my first event with you and I absolutely loved it - I feel so inspired which considering I'm a headteacher and it has been a very long year, is very impressive!'

'Fabulous session as always'

'I really enjoyed hearing from Marc, he obviously had so much passion and knowledge and he has certainly given me much to think about and take away into my role.'

'Very informative and well presented. Definitely gave food for thought in how important it is to be reflective in your approaches to meeting the needs of disadvantaged and vulnerable pupils.'

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