SEND Education Consultant
As a SEND specialist I am able to support schools in making a review and evaluation of their current provision, in terms of both regulatory requirements and impact of practice. As an experienced trainer and leadership coach I am then able to work with school leaders and staff teams to develop and support the implementation of an improvement plan. I am also able to support schools in their work around statutory assessment and EHCPs, I am an experienced SENDIST representative and expert witness (having spent some time working with IPSEA). My knowledge as a qualified, specialist teacher of pupils with Specific Learning Difficulties means I can also provide support in addressing specific concerns around additional resources, including the use of technology and access arrangements.
With more than 25 years’ experience in SEND across both the state and independent sectors I consult and coach in a wide variety of settings around the country, including working on a part time bases for Achievement for All, the award-winning school improvement charity. I also write on the subject of SEND and have published articles in SEND journals, books and online. I am also a Course Tutor on the Best Practice Network’s National Award for SENCOs.
In May 2018 my first book was published by Routledge, ‘Effective Differentiation – A training guide to empower teachers’. Based on my experiences as a trainer, the book seeks to answer key questions about SEND and to prepare teachers for their role in supporting pupils with additional needs in the classroom.
A link to the book can be found at:
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