From May 2016, the administration and quality assurance processes for the Eastern Partnership (SEND) moves from the Eastern Leadership Centre to Herts for Learning, the UK’s largest Schools’ Company.
For over six years, a unique partnership of SEN leads across the region has been collaborating to run the National Award for SEN Coordination, the follow-on SEN Master’s suite programmes and the Advanced Skills for Teaching Assistants, Level 4 SEN course.
The programmes have enabled nationally prescribed courses to run successfully in local areas, ensuring SENCOs achieve the required learning outcomes whilst building local knowledge and developing effective support networks.
The Eastern Partnership also offers an innovative audit and planning school improvement tool focusing on special educational needs and disability (SEND), known as aptGO.
Commenting on Eastern Partnership’s move, Managing Director of Herts for Learning, Jan Paine said,
The outstanding reputation of the programmes is well recognised and the Eastern Partnership (SEND) team working with the University of Hertfordshire will, by summer this year, have enabled over 1,400 SENCOs across the region to successfully gain their National Awards.
Herts for Learning has previously worked with the Eastern Partnership, and we are delighted to now be responsible for the market-leading training that the partnership provides in this invaluable area of support for schools.”
The Eastern Partnership works in collaberation with Local Authorities and schools across the eastern region to provide SEN professionals with access to a suite of training programmes. Applications for programmes starting in September 2016 are currently open and registration can be completed via www.easternpartnership.co.uk.