Schools Partnership Programme launches bespoke commission for Kent County Council

We are pleased to announce that the Schools Partnership Programme (SPP) will soon be launching a bespoke ‘Inclusion Leadership Programme’, commissioned by Kent County Council, which will seek to improve inclusive leadership in 360 schools across Kent. SPP will work in partnership with Learning Leadership South East (LLSE) and the National Association of Special Educational Needs (nasen) to deliver this programme, starting in January 2022.

The 18-month programme is aimed at middle and senior leaders, headteachers and executive leaders in schools at all levels – from early years to sixth form. It will have SPP’s peer-to-peer leadership development at its core, but the focus of the peer review will be on inclusion. LLSE will bring their expertise in leadership development while nasen will provide specialist focus on SEN practice.

As well as supporting the development of inclusion in Kent schools, the programme will strengthen collaboration and peer review skills amongst new and established school networks. Similarly to the main provision of the Schools Partnership Programme, the Inclusion Leadership Programme will not only benefit those in leadership roles but will have a whole-school impact, creating a sustainable system of improvement for schools to provide the best learning environment, in which their pupils can thrive.   

The Kent Inclusion and Leadership Programme will begin in January 2022 with up to 120 schools, with subsequent cohorts joining the programme in April and September of the same year.


To find out more about Schools Partnership Programme or Kent Inclusion Leadership Programme, please contact Programme Manager, Sarah Darch or visit