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Training, training, training…


So training has to be the start.  Have a look at my new training page, perhaps there is a session that your school could use.  All teachers, not just SENDCOs and Inclusion Managers, need to understand something about learning difficulties and learning differences.  My sessions are designed to assist teachers and SENDCOs to cope with the diversity and demands of the current classroom.   However at the heart of a good, school based, SEND provision there has to be a developed […]

Post NASEN impression


I can’t help leaving NASEN Live in Bolton with very mixed feelings. The sessions led by the Department about the draft code left me frustrated and I was clearly not alone in my frustration. The system is changing, we hear that loud and clear but instead of “…and this is how it will work…” which is what everyone wants to know, there seemed to be a half-hearted attempt at consultation (more like goading) looking at positives and negatives of the […]

It’s conference time!


A huge thank you to all the speakers and delegates at the ISA SEND one day conference. There is always so much that is new and so much to learn. Looking forward to hearing about the new code at NASEN in Bolton. Plenty of questions at the ready!

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Hello world!


This is my first Senworks blog. Big moment for me, very exciting. We launched at the beginning of this month and I am so thrilled to find that our services are already in demand. It is fantastic to know that schools are so motivated to enhance and improve their offer to children with learning needs. We have much to do, especially in the current climate of change and uncertainty. My current obsession is how mainstream secondary schools are using data […]