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Is Ofsted a force for improving the education for all learners with SEND?

  • Online
  • 28 Jun 2022 (16:00 - 17:30)

In this webinar, Malcolm Reeve shares practical tools and templates to help schools reflect on SEND as they prepare for an Ofsted inspection. The session includes an analysis of Ofsted inspection outcomes under the current framework from a SEND perspective, and considers whether this framework is improving the education for learners with SEND.  Angela Holdsworth MBE shares a Trust and school level perspective having engaged in 7 inspections of Trust schools under the current EIF.


  1. To provide practical tools and templates to support schools to develop a strategic approach to SEND provision in their setting.
  2. To reflect on the effect of Ofsted on improving the education for learners with SEND.
  3. To share experiences of schools who have recently been inspected by Ofsted under the current EIF.

Desired Outcomes:

School leaders and other staff will understand how SEND provision is inspected under the current Ofsted framework and will be equipped with tools to develop leadership of SEND in their settings.

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

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Meet your trainer

Malcolm Reeve

Malcolm has worked in the field of SEND for 30 years and in that time has worked in adult provision, mainstream schools, and special schools. He has worked in with children throughout the age range and with learning difficulties ranging from moderate to profound. Malcolm has been a Headteacher of three schools and one federation. He is a National Leader of Education, a Member of the National SEND Forum, and Patron of the Centre Algarve holiday centre for people with special needs.

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Meet your trainer

Angela Holdsworth MBE

Angela recently received an MBE for her services to children and young people with special educational needs (SEND). She is CEO of The Sea View Trust - an inclusive MAT, with schools in Haslingden and Blackpool. With 30 years of teaching and leadership experience in both primary and special schools, Angela also works with the Teaching School Council as the National Representative for SEND and as a Regional Representative for Lancashire and West Yorkshire nasen Whole School SEND. Angela is a driven and committed system leader, and in her role as a National Leader of Education, has supported schools, trusts, and Local Authorities in a range of educational improvement priorities.