FREE SEND Briefings

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It can be challenging keeping up with policy changes and announcements, all too often causing confusion and lacking clarity on what it means for schools. 

We want to support schools by offering free advice from SEND experts. We now host FREE SEND Briefings every 6 months from experts Lorraine Petersen and Jane Friswell – covering all the latest in SEND! 

SEND Briefings already available

Lorraine Petersen OBE gives her response to the long awaited SEND Review.

Find out what it means and how your school can improve outcomes for pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.

Lorraine’s session covers the history behind the SEND Review, what was announced, SEN support, the role of the SENCO and what it means for schools.

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Jane Friswell gives an update on The SEND Review.

This session reflects on the common areas of criticism, as well the areas of strength the Green Paper provides us and outlines key implications for schools, parents and Local Authorities. Jane also looks at what we expect to happen next with the Green Paper, particularly in light of the recent government leadership change and national priorities adjustment.

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Lorraine has 25 years’ experience in mainstream and special school environments as a Teacher and Headteacher.

From 2004 – 2013 Lorraine was CEO of nasen, a charitable organisation supporting all those who work with children and young people with SEND. She worked on a number of projects with various agencies including the Department for Education, the National College of Teaching and Leadership and UKTI. She has also been a chair, keynote speaker and workshop facilitator at numerous national and international events and conferences. In 2009 Lorraine was awarded an OBE for her services to education.

Lorraine now runs LPEC an educational consultancy dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities, including those with mental health needs.

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ABOUT Jane Friswell

Jane Friswell is a former SEN Head Teacher, with significant leadership experience in LA SEN Support advisory roles and as Chief Executive at nasen. Jane is now Director of Jane Friswell SEND Consultancy. An innovative support agency for those working in SEND that specialises in leading effective strategic review of provision for children and young people with SEND. It commissions co-productively with young people with additional needs to effect improvement at local level.

Jane has a wealth of experience and successful SEND and School Improvement leadership of national and international projects. This includes government policy advisory support and developing training and education services for teachers, SENCOs, senior leaders and governors. As well as LA SEND Peer Challenge and Sufficiency Review, and school inspection, Jane also provides advisory support for children and young people’s mental health.

Find out more about Jane Friswell.

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  • Access over 70 high quality online SEND training sessions delivered by experts.

  • Wide range of topics includes neurodiversity, SEMH, masking, coproduction, intervening early, EHCPs, coproduction, post 16 support and lots more.

  • Ideal for CPD or Inset Days.

  • A 1-hour training session is only £10 for unlimited access for your whole school.