SENDcast Spotlight – Welcome Abigail Hawkins

Our new special guest, Abigail Hawkins, joins Dale for her first episode at The SENDcast. Find out more about Abigail….

Abigail Hawkins, SEN Consultant

SENDCO Solutions Limited & SENsible SENCO Community Interest Company

Abigail runs SENDCO Solutions, a SEN consultancy, and SENsible SENCO CIC, a not-for-profit networking support group.  She has been a SENCO for over 25 years and has taught a multitude of subjects across all phases from 2-year-olds to adults.  Abigail works with software companies developing supportive software for SEN and Safeguarding purposes and has developed and delivers on a teaching assistant apprenticeship programme. She authored several books on SEN and exclusions, and runs a support network for over 9000 SENCOs. 

Until recently, Abigail was the Chair of Governors for 3 schools in the East Midlands and she still works as a SENCO for part of her week.  Abigail has a no-nonsense, practical approach to SEN issues faced by schools.  She was one of the three lead voices on a series of SEN webinars delivered over the lockdowns amassing an audience of over 12000 viewers and she uses modern approaches to share SEN-related information including a successful YouTube channel. 

Contact Abigail:

Website –  


LinkedIn –  

Facebook Group: 


Recent and upcoming:


 Key note speaker:  

  • Barnsley SEND Conference
  • Oldham SEND Conference 

Webinar series:  

  • Tes/Edukey
  • Avanti Learning Trust 

Weekly SEN Network/CPD meetings for the SENsible SENCO community.  Details available on Eventbrite:

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Upcoming SENDcast episodes:

SEN Register

What are outcomes and why do they matter?

Cuddly cardigans, strategic suits and why SENCOs don’t fit

The Labelling Lurgy

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