Governor Development Programme – Working with your SENCo

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NEW Governor Development Programme

Working With Your SENCo – How Governors Can Effectively Support and Challenge

Led by Kate Browning


This training course will explore the role of the Governing Board in relation to SEND.

You will learn about:

  • What the law currently says about the duties of schools and the Governing Board in relation to pupils with SEND including The Equality Act (2010) and the SEND Code of Practice (2015).
  • The key areas Ofsted considers when gathering and evaluating how well the school meets the needs of children with SEND.
  • Examples of how the Governing Board can hold the leadership of the school to account and work effectively with the SENCo to enable both support and challenge.

DATE: Wednesday, 8 May 2024

TIME: 6:30-8:30pm

COST: £80 per person (for non-subscribing schools)

We will be using Zoom (online video conferencing software) to host this online event. If you have not used Zoom previously, you may need to download the Zoom software either to a laptop, PC, tablet or smartphone, prior to joining. When you have booked your place a link will be emailed to you, within 48 hours of the webinar, with further instructions about how to join the event.

The recording of this session will only be available to schools that have purchased the Governor Development+ Subscription.


Schools who subscribe to the Gateway Alliance Governor Development Programme have THREE FREE places on this live session.

Additional places can be purchased – charges will apply. Costs will be incurred for schools that do not subscribe. Please see our terms for further details.


If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact us on 02476 347697 or email:

Kate Browning

Kate is Gateway’s SENCo Network Leader and she is a well-regarded lead professional both locally and nationally in school improvement for children and young people with SEND. She has over 20 years of experience as a teacher, SENCo, Local Authority School Improvement Officer for SEN and interim Education Development Officer for NASEN, where she supported the delivery of nationwide training on the SEND Code of Practice with the DfE.

Kate now works with Teaching School Alliances, MATs, Local Authorities and individual schools to improve outcomes for children and young people with SEND across the primary and secondary phase. She teaches the National Award for SEN Coordination and facilitates a number of SENCo Networks across the midlands. She is a lecturer for the University of Warwick PGCE programme and has delivered keynote speeches and seminars at many conferences and events such as The Education Show, NASEN Live, TES SEN, Optimus and SEN South West. She is an Associate Consultant for NASEN, an expert advisor for The Key and Chair of Governors of a large junior school.

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