Managing the inspection of SEND – a course for SENCOS, Head Teachers and SEND Governors

Please note: this popular course was due to take place in June but had to be postponed because of illness.

We have reserved places for those who were originally booked with us , but we do have a few spare places if any colleagues would like to join us.

Dear colleagues,

Managing the special needs of pupils in schools is not only difficult but further complicated by changing legislation and inspection focus. Kevin Boyle, the course tutor, will work with you to show you how to present evidence of the impact and outcomes of your leadership in SEN/D. The course will prepare you for your next inspection and enable you to be given proper recognition for your work in supporting your children with SEND.

This course will provide a 360 degree look at Inspection through the eyes of a serving Headteacher who has inspected,been inspected and supported colleagues both pre and post inspection. It will focus on the inspection of students who have SEND.


The changes and key issues related to the current operating model together with updates.

A map to navigate the potential minefield

A special focus on SEND students

Managing ‘your’ inspection from the minute you get the call (a survival guide).

AOB and Q&A

Tutor: Kevin D Boyle OBE

Kevin is a serving Cheshire Executive Headteacher and is head of Oaklands, a secondary special school. Oaklands received three Section 5 Inspections in five academic years under his leadership and was designated ‘outstanding’ on each occasion.He is in his second headship and has been head for over 25 years. Hehas taught in all three phases. He has first degrees in music/education and SEND. He also holds a masters degree in education management. He has been an Ofsted additional inspector since 1996 and has inspected in all phases. He has also inspected with the HSE as well as with Ofsted. In addition he is NCTL Accredited School Improvement Partner (SIP). Kevin regularly contributes to NAHT CPD Programmes and is committed to quality education and continuous improvement. In the spring of 2016 he was designated as a National Leader of Education (NLE) and his school as a National Support School (NSS). Most recently he was awarded  an OBE for his services to education.


Date: Thursday 28th September 2017 (9.30an-3.30pm registration at 9.15am)

Venue: Greenhill Hotel, Red Dial, Wigton. 

Course Fee: £190 (+vat) including lunch, notes & refreshments

Please do join us- you will be made very welcome and it is a good opportunity to network as well as to update yourselves professionally.