South West

I would like to introduce myself as the regional lead for the South West of England.  I work in collaboration with all stakeholders to promote good practice for SEND across the region. The role of Whole School SEND is to support schools in prioritising SEND in conjunction with families, children and young people. There is so much expertise already in schools and communities which we want to identify and share for the benefit of all.

Whole School SEND's aim in the South West is to build our community of practice to meet the needs of children and young people with increasingly complex needs by strengthening the links between mainstream and specialist settings.

We invite parents, carers, leaders and practitioners to contact us by joining the Whole School SEND community and sharing good practice.

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Local authorities in this region

Bath and North East Somerset, Bournemouth, Bristol, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, North Somerset, Plymouth, Poole Borough, Scilly, Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon, Torbay, Wiltshire.

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Contact us

Your Regional SEND Lead for the South West is Alison Betts:

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Alison Betts

South West Regional Lead.