Head of Education, nasen (National Association for Special Educational Needs)
Michael's background is in primary education both in the UK and abroad. He has worked as a class teacher, SENCo and Deputy Head. Since beginning his career in education he has had a keen interest in SEN, ICT and equalities issues. From 2008 Michael worked for a Local Authority as part of the leadership team of a SEND advisory service which gave him the opportunity to broaden his experience into Early Years and Secondary. This role involved working with schools and settings to help them develop their provision for children and young people with SEN in general, and those with learning and cognition difficulties in particular. One of the projects that Michael led was the development of a pathway for the identification of dyslexia which is now used by schools across Birmingham.