What’s in the SEND and Alternative Provision Improvement Plan?
Educational consultant, Lorraine Petersen OBE explains and answers your questions
– Summary of what’s new in the world of SEND –
– Greater understanding of the proposed changes supporting SEND in our schools
and what this means for young people, SENCOs and schools –
– Opportunity to share questions that are concerning SENCOs in schools –
SEND and Alternative Provision Improvement Plan
Download the 101 page document published in March 2023
SEND Review: Right support, Right place, Right time
Download the 104 page document published in March 2022
About lorraine petersen
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. www.lpec.org.uk
Attendees loved Lorraine’s SEND and Alternative Provision Improvement Plan session.
Here’s some of the feedback shared with us…
“Lorraine explains things so clearly. She is highly knowledgeable and practical in her approach.”
Cassandra Bergin – Assistant Headteacher – Inclusion, Unity MAT
“Very clear and informative. It was helpful that the slides were immediately available to share with SLT and colleagues.”
Jo Pettifor – AHT Inclusion, The Raglan Schools
“Very informative and honest dialogue, with a good amount of time for questions. Great slides to refer to when discussing implications with colleagues and Trustees.”
Elizabeth Horne – CEO, Horizons Specialist Academy Trust
“Lorraine’s focus is on understanding and aligning to the Real World throughout. Loved the generosity of time she gave to Q&A.”
Clare Martin – Senior Lecturer / NaSENCO Course Lead, St Mary’s University
“Easy access, easy to ask questions. Lorraine is fab, as always.”
Claire Goddard – SENCO, St Christopher’s MAT
“Very informative and clear and precise.”
Kim Bolger – Specialist Teacher Complex Learning Needs School – London Borough Of Newham
“Clear round up of the SENDAP Improvement Plan.”
Oonagh Bensberg – Development Manager, Local Authority
“Really informative summary and Lorraine’s interpretation, based on her extensive experience.”
Julie White – SENCO, Millfield
“Lorraine has a real no-nonsense approach and says things we as SENDCos have been saying for years. I have recommended this presentation to all the SENDCos I have been working with as I feel it will really help them to not only get a good overview but know they are not alone. It was refreshing to hear and so useful for SENDCos to be able to access it afterwards at their leisure.”
Susan Fox – SEND Consultant, Calderdale
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