The Regional SEND Leadership team in the North work to promote and celebrate the effective and exciting SEND practice across our region.

The North is a large geographic area with a huge amount of excellent practice and incredible SEN and SEND expertise already present and active within our schools and communities. Currently we are working to connect with and, where needed, develop professional networks to best support all schools in prioritising SEND within their practice. 

We encourage people to connect with us by emailing us, joining the Whole School SEND Community of Practice, attending our regional events and join us in sharing good SEND practice locally and regionally. 

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Local authorities in this region

Cumbria, Darlington, Durham, Gateshead, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Newcastle, North Tyneside, North Yorkshire, Northumberland, Redcar & Cleveland, South Tyneside, Stockton, Sunderland

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Contact us

Rachel Hargreaves is your Regional SEND Lead:

Your Deputy SEND Leads are:

Anna Mehta:

Sarah Watson:

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Rachel Hargreaves

Regional Lead for the North.

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Anna Mehta

Deputy Regional Lead for the North.

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Sarah Watson

Deputy Regional Lead for the North.