An Australian politician has claimed “we need to get rid of” pupils with SEND from mainstream classrooms, because “the teacher spends so much time on them, they forget” about others pupils. But data from our new research suggests otherwise...
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Specialist Leader in Education for SEND & Deputy Head and Inclusion Leader, St. Mary's C of E Primary School, East Barnet, Herts
I am a Specialist Leader in Education for SEND and Deputy Head and Inclusion Leader at St. Mary's C of E Primary School in East Barnet, Hertfordshire, where Inclusion is recognised as an Area of Excellence.
I am a Primary SEN Consultant for the London Leadership Strategy, a non-profit organisation providing school-to-school support for rapid change and improvement. As a member of the SEN board at Challenge Partners, I contributed to the strategic development of SEN programmes across 265 UK schools, and I currently deliver SEND support on the DfE-funded SEN Leaders programme.
I have co-written SEN training materials on the effective use of teaching assistants for Teaching Leaders' primary middle leadership programme. My school was an 'early adopter' of the MITA programme and I now contribute to the delivery of the MITA school leaders' course at the UCL Institute of Education.