New Auditing and Leading Improvement (ALI) module

We are delighted to announce the launch of a new module designed to help SEND leaders drive more successful improvement initiatives.

The 60-credit Auditing and Leading Improvement (ALI) module equips delegates with the knowledge to conduct a data-driven audit of their SEND provision and lead whole-school improvement projects.

Delegates will create and roll out a structured improvement plan for their setting, with support from a highly qualified tutor, helping prepare them for either internally driven evaluation or external inspections, such as OFSTED.

Our first cohort starts 15 January 2024 and is available to book now. ALI forms part of our postgraduate SEND programme, awarded and quality-assured by Middlesex University.

Upon completion, delegates will have a thorough understanding and experience of using implementation science, brought to life through critical assessment of real-world case studies from practicing SENCOs. They will understand how to triangulate data from their own setting, apply evidence-based SEND research and lead change through strategic management approaches.

Dr Siobhan Mellor, Director of Pedagogy and Learning at Real Training, explains the thinking behind the newly created course; “Bringing about change in school is challenging and all too often it simply doesn’t stick.”

“This course has been designed to help a broad range of strategic SEND professionals get to grips with data from their setting, pinpoint areas of weakness, manage stakeholders and maintain critical momentum behind their improvement initiatives, so good ideas don’t get drowned out over time.”

“We’ve added two pathways to recognise the different needs of SEND leaders; a SEND and Inclusion specialism designed for SENCOs and Inclusion Managers, or other SEN leads, and an Assessment specialism aimed at SENCOs, Exams Officers or those leading Educational Testing or Access Arrangements.”

To find out more, including eligibility requirements, please visit our course page.

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