Transition to the next phase of education for children and young people with SEND with Lorraine Petersen

Joining Dale today is Lorraine Petersen, looking at the different transition points and how we can prepare children and their families for a smooth and effective transition especially in light of the challenges of the last year.

Lorraine has 25 years’ experience in the mainstream school environment as a teacher and Head Teacher. From 2004 – 2013 Lorraine was CEO of Nasen, a charitable organisation supporting all those who work with children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities.

She has been a chair, keynote speaker and workshop facilitator at many national and international events and conferences  as well as a consultant for a number of national organisations.

In 2009 Lorraine was awarded an OBE for her services to education.

In 2013 Lorraine established Lorraine Petersen Educational Consultancy and currently works independently, delivering training and supporting schools and local authorities on SEND, Mental Health and Wellbeing and Safeguarding.

Lorraine in currently Director of Chadsgrove Teaching School Alliance, is Chair of Governors at Chadsgrove School and a Governor at Lokrum Fields, a newly opened independent special school.

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