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University of Birmingham – Survey to understand SEND-related CPD better

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Graeme Dobson, University of Birmingham and Helen Curran, Bath Spa University are seeking support with their survey to to understand SEND-related CPD . If you have any questions, please email [email protected] 

They explain “The aim of this survey is to gain a better understanding of the experiences of all of the school workforce including school leaders, teachers, governors, teaching assistants, lunchtime staff, and administrative staff in:

*accessing continuing professional development (CPD) on special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)
*accessing specialist SEND expertise at the point of need
*the impact of both on SEND practice in the school.

The survey is part of a wider research project funded by the Department for Education alongside the National Association for Special Educational Needs (nasen) and Whole School SEND.

The results of this survey and subsequent work will be used to inform policy development around SEND CPD and services with the intention that:

*they are accessible to the workforce and is of high quality,
*they contribute towards positive impacts on outcomes for children and young people with SEND.

Your contribution is important to provide recommendations for future delivery.

The survey consists of 6 short sections and should take less than 20 minutes to complete.

An explanation of the survey is given by following the link:  https://bham.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_25kC1DOR3pcBq3Y