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Deploying Specialists in Mainstream Settings to Improve Outcomes for Learners with SEND

  • Online
  • 24 Mar 2021 (16:00 - 17:30)

This webinar will introduce the findings and key recommendations when mainstream schools look to commission and deploy specialists (primarily Speech and Language Therapists and Educational Psychologists) to improve SEN provision.

The webinar is aimed at SENCOs and School Leaders who may be looking to commission specialists. The attached resources may be used to present to Senior Leaders in order to better understand how Specialists have had best impact in other schools.


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Suitable for: Assistant Head Teacher, Deputy Head Teacher, Head Teacher, SENCO, Senior Leader

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Meet your trainer

Angela Holdsworth MBE

Angela recently received an MBE for her services to children and young people with special educational needs (SEND). She is CEO of The Sea View Trust - an inclusive MAT, with schools in Haslingden and Blackpool. With 30 years of teaching and leadership experience in both primary and special schools, Angela also works with the Teaching School Council as the National Representative for SEND and as a Regional Representative for Lancashire and West Yorkshire nasen Whole School SEND. Angela is a driven and committed system leader, and in her role as a National Leader of Education, has supported schools, trusts, and Local Authorities in a range of educational improvement priorities.

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Louise Parrish

Louise is the Executive Headteacher of Tor View School, an Outstanding Special School in Lancashire, and Valley College, an education provider for post 19 learners with SEND, both are part of The Sea View Trust. She is an experienced school leader, having been Assistant Head, Deputy Head, Headteacher and now Executive Headteacher, leading the school through its fourth Outstanding Ofsted inspection. Louise is committed to system leadership and has supported a number of schools as a Specialist Leader of Education for SEND.

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James Findlay-Pidcock

James is an Acting Director of Teaching School at East Lancashire Inclusion Partnership, Tor View – part of The Sea View Trust based in Haslingden, Lancashire. He is an experienced school leader having worked in Primary, Secondary, PRU/Alternative Provision and Special Schools as Assistant Head and Deputy Head. He also supports schools as a Specialist Leader of Education for SEND and was part of a team that collaborated to develop a SENCo and SEND Leader training package about High-Quality Teaching. He is a new tweeter and can be found at @inclusion_JFP