SEN Curriculum intent and quality assurance seminars

A seminar for school leaders

These curriculum seminars are designed to support senior and middle leaders with responsibility for curriculum and/or quality assurance. The days will ensure that you are fully up-to-date with the new Ofsted expectations around curriculum and provide you with an opportunity to share ideas with other senior and middle leaders.

Day will include:

  • Unpacking new OFSTED framework and how the inspection looks in a special school setting.
  • Focus on curriculum intent, implementation and impact.
  • Focus on quality assurance – evidencing impact of curriculum.

Expected outcomes

  • Attendees will leave with a full understanding of the requirements of the new Ofsted framework. They will be confident that they know the questions Ofsted will ask about their curriculum design and delivery and gain ideas about how best to evidence the quality of their provision.
  • They will be equipped with resources and guidance to work through with colleagues back at school and will have gained practical ideas from curriculum leads from other schools.

Download programme – London

Key Speakers

Dr. Penny Barratt

Dr. Penny Barratt, CEO of the Bridge London Trust

Dr. Penny Barratt is Chief Executive of The Bridge London Trust. The Trust presently has four schools, The Bridge School caters for students with autism and/or severe learning difficulties. It has a primary and secondary site catering for 205 pupils. The Integrated Learning Space caters for 26 pupils between the ages of 7 and 19 with autism and complex needs. The Satellite Provision is two resource bases coming under one school. The Trust has also just taken on a mainstream Primary School which was placed in special measures.

Penny has worked in the field of special education for over 30 years, both in the USA and in England. She has held a wide variety of roles working with children and young people of all ages, in both mainstream and specialist settings.

Penny has been involved with a number of working groups at the Department of Education, she sat on the leadership group of Challenge Partners, is a co-founder of Special Schools’ Voice, and a founding trustee and present council member of the Chartered College of Teaching. She sat on an advisory panel discussing the new assessment procedures and also sat on the Teaching Assistant Standards Panel.

Penny’s doctorate focused on school improvement and inclusion. She is particularly keen to promote research and innovation in schools and share practice across schools.

Pauline Holbrook

Pauline Holbrook, Head of SEND, SSAT

Pauline has worked in the special education sector for over 30 years. She has experience of teaching, leadership, training and undertaking research. Her philosophy is that all students require outstanding teaching that takes into account their needs, abilities and aspirations in order to prepare them for adult life.


£285 + VAT (members)
£325 + VAT (non-members)



23 June 2020


9.00am – 2.30pm

Event location:

SSAT Offices
142 Central House
Central Street

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