Meet the team

Matthew Parker

Consultant

Matthew is a school improvement consultant for leadership, SEND strategy, systems and workforce review. He was a Senior Teaching Fellow with UCL Institute of Education for the MITA programme and the MPTA TA and Teacher Training programme. He is also a tutor for the National SENCO Award.

Matthew began as a teaching assistant in a Complex SLD/PMLD, before qualifying as a teacher, senior leader, and headteacher across phases in mainstream and specialist settings. 

As a system leader, Matthew is passionate about using research to bring principles into practice, and raising the strategic profile of learners with SEND. He has experience working with headteachers, SENCOs and senior leaders in reviewing SEND provision and workforce deployment, and supporting primary, secondary and specialist settings in audit and critical evaluation to establish their strategic priorities and systems for inclusion.

emailmatthew@sentient-education.co.uk