Every School leader is a leader of SEND with Fintan O’Regan

In this week’s show Dale and Fintan O’Regan are discussing how every school leader is a leader of SEND.

For schools to be truly inclusive on behalf of SEND in order to reach out to all teaching staff and to support the SEND department then whole school leadership team need to be totally committed in their approach to achieving this. Most schools have 3 types of teachers – those that appear willing and able to adapt their teaching practices, those that are reluctant, and those that might. In order to secure those that might and bring in those who are reluctant this needs to come from the top down.

For a number of years the organisation nasen has promoted the excellent approach to supporting children with SEND and those that support them, especially SENCos, with the premise that every teacher and not just specialist teachers are teachers of SEND. However the reality, is that to actually achieve this the directives and application of this in practice really needs to come from all the members of the SLT in order for this to filter down to all of the staff.

Fintan O'Regan

Fintan is a trainer and consultant for schools and school support systems including, Social Services, Health, the Police and Foster carers. He has worked with a number of organisations including NASEN, Institute of Education, Leicester University, the UK ADHD Network and the European ADHD Alliance. And before this he was a headteacher of a specialist school for students with ADHD, ASD an ODD. Fintan is a regular here in our studios, he has recorded a number of episodes of the SENDcast, he is a regular speaker at our Virtual SEND Conferences and has recorded a training course for us around Exclusion.

Be the first to hear when new podcasts go live!

The SENDcast is powered by B Squared

We have been involved with Special Educational Needs for over 25 years, helping show the small steps of progress pupils with SEND make. B Squared has worked with thousands of schools, we understand the challenges professionals working in SEND face. We wanted a way to support these hardworking professionals – which is why we launched The SENDcast! Click the button below to find out more about how B Squared can help improve assessment for pupils with SEND in your school.

SENDcast sessions logo

Introducing SENDcast Sessions

SENDcast Sessions are a new way for schools to access high quality CPD from SEND experts brought to you by the SENDcast. It’s the same great guests featured on our weekly podcast, delivering focused 1-hour online training sessions on a wide range of SEND topics.

SENDcast Sessions provide schools with in depth content that can be accessed forever. Build a library of online CPD that your school can continue to use in the future – choose from over 100 training sessions!

Visit the online shop

Leave a Reply

Podcast Feedback

Powered by
    Your Cart
    Your cart is emptyReturn to Shop