Head of Whole School SEND, nasen
I have worked in education for more than 25 years, teaching children and young people with SEND and leading on teacher professional development. I started as a primary class teacher and then became a SENCO. I ran a dyslexia centre, been teacher-in-charge of a language resource base for children with Specific Language Impairment and supported Looked After Children and their carers. I was an SEN advisor for a Learning Support Team in a local authority and was Reading Recovery Teacher Leader. My last role prior to nasen was teaching in and leading the outreach service for a special school federation, and I was an SEN governor for ten years, with four years as Chair. I worked as an Education Officer for nasen for four years and am currently Head of Whole School SEND, leading on our DfE-funded schools' workforce SEND development contract and our EEF trial of the Whole School SEND Review.