SEND Review Training - Bristol

SEND Review Training - Bristol

Part funded by the DfE, the SEND Review Guide was created with the purpose of empowering schools to improve their SEND provision. The review guide outlines a step-by-step audit process, including examples of good practice, guidance on how to carry out a review of SEND provision and simple self-evaluation templates. The SEND Review Guide was created in partnership with over forty outstanding special and mainstream schools, parents and carers of children with SEND as well as organisations such as Contact, Ofsted, the CDC and the TSC.

The guide helps schools to identify areas for improvement within their SEND provision; equip the school to review and create improvement plans for SEND provision and help embed a focus on SEND into normal school improvement practices.

One-day SEND Reviewer training takes attendees through the stages needed to prepare for the review, the SEND review itself and to feedback outcomes of the review with confidence.  Attendees will work with the trainer to go through the guide and discuss how the review can benefit an individual school and how it can be adopted to be used in school to school support.  

The training will take place 10-3pm on

  • Thursday 27th June at Exeter Racecourse, Kennford, Exeter EX6 7XS or
  • Thursday 11th July at Mangotsfield Primary School, Rodway Hill, Mangotsfield, Bristol, BS16 9LH

This free training is open only to SLEs, LLEs, NLEs and experienced SENCOs.  To book your place, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for your discount code before booking.

Agenda for the day

SEND Reviewer Training



Arrival and refreshments


Welcome and objectives for the day


Introduction to Whole School SEND


Before The Review – Preparation and Planning

 Developing Relationships

Looking at evidence




During The Review – The School Visit

Planning the day

Areas of focus

An Introduction to the SEN Leaders Template

Gathering Evidence

Key Considerations








After The Review – Reporting

Reporting Formats and Approaches

Providing Recommendations



Trainer Biographies

Erica Wolstenholme

Erica is the regional leader for Whole school SEND in the South West.  She has extensive experience on leading on SEND in mainstream schools. Currently, she is a strategic SENCO across two schools in a MAT in South Gloucestershire: one is an all through school and the other has a resource base for students with a diagnosis of Autism. Previously she headed a resource base for children and young people with physical disabilities and complex medical needs as well as acting as a lead teacher for SEND for the local authority. She began her career as an English teacher and then moved in to special needs as a SENCO in Somerset.


Samantha Gilronan

Samantha is currently Assistant Head teacher with responsibility for SEND at a Special School for students with complex needs in North Devon.  Sam has previously worked as an Advisory Teacher for the Communication and Interaction Team, supporting schools with SEND provision for students with Speech, Language and Communication Needs and Autism. During this time Sam supported the 0 -25 team in Devon with the creation of a Graduated Response Tool to support schools with the assess, plan, do and review process and also worked with education, health and social care colleagues in writing SMART outcomes for EHCPs.  Sam was previously a SENCo in mainstream schools for 12 years.

Event Properties

Event Date 11-07-2019 9:45 am
Event End Date 11-07-2019 3:00 pm
Registration Start Date 05-06-2019
Capacity 25
Registered 25
Cut off date 04-07-2019
Individual Price Free
Mangotsfield Primary School
Church Farm Road, Warmley, BS16 7EY England, United Kingdom
Mangotsfield Primary School
100.00 £
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