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School staff who have recently attended training by the SEND advisers have commented:

Always very useful briefings, you condense the national picture into manageable bite size pieces for us. always go away feeling positive even though there are actions to follow up on. Thank you.

An excellent course which has helped me to understand this new role much more clearly. Thank you

Felt inspired and confident about planning a strategic way forward for SEND within our school.

Herts for Learning provides consultancy and support to ensure high quality inclusive provision in schools and other settings through monitoring, challenging and intervention strategies.

We provide training and consultancy to support the self evaluation and strategic planning of inclusive provision, particularly in relation to special educational needs and disabilities and gifted and talented provision. We support schools with briefings for SEND and most able to disseminate update schools on key national and local issues and share free resources.

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To discuss your needs and arrange support please contact Herts for Learning on 01438 845111 or email:


National SENCO Award/Advanced SENCO and other Accredited Courses

For over eight years, a unique partnership of SEND leads across the region has been collaborating to run the National Award for SEN Coordination and the follow-on SEN Masters suite programmes. This has enabled a nationally mandated course to run successfully in local areas. It ensures SENCOs achieve all the learning outcomes required to successfully gain their qualification whilst building local knowledge and developing effective support networks.

The outstanding reputation of the course is well recognised, and the Eastern Partnership UK (SEND) working with the University of Hertfordshire, has enabled approximately 2000 SENCOs, hundreds of whom work in Hertfordshire schools, to successfully gain their National Award qualification. In addition, many SENCOs have completed the SEN Masters suite to gain their MA in Education and Leadership or in SEND and Inclusion.

This coming year 2018-2019, the Eastern Partnership UK (SEND)*

  • National Award for SEN Coordination
  • Advanced SENCO Award
  • SENCOs as Leaders Award
  • Advanced Skills for Teaching Assistants (Level 4) SEN Focus
  • Level 3 Certificate for SENCOs in Early Years (PVI)
  • Level 4 Speech Language and Communication Award.

In addition your practice in school can be enhanced through the use of the:

  • aptGO - a unique and powerful audit and planning tool
  • huge importance to all SENCOs and SEND practitioners is the Regional SEND Forum

*Eastern Partnership UK (SEND) is hosted by Herts for Learning Ltd.



SEND CPD Courses



What's New

Leadership of SEN /Self Evaluation

The aptGO is an innovative audit and planning school improvement tool focusing on special educational needs and disability (SEND) At the end of the day you have a clear picture of your current practice explored in detail through the Ofsted framework. A full report will be providing summarising baseline judgement and next steps for each area.

Feedback from Hertfordshire Headteachers:

"It was a very well run and useful day. It helped us get a clear view of our present practices and allowed us to make an evidenced-based judgement against current Ofsted criteria. Despite a very large agenda the day was timed to perfection and we left with a useful and workable tool."

"Thank you very much for getting this report to me so quickly. We have just shared it with the SLT and on reflection, we found yesterday such a beneficial day. It was a very productive day and has given us real 'food for thought' as well as very clear actions as to how we can move forwards at ( school). We found it a very positive day and I would highly recommend the audit to any school."

To register for aptGo contact the Eastern Partnership on 01438 845734 or email

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