Lynda is Joint Course Leader of the Masters in Education Portfolio of courses and the National SENCO Award at the University of Gloucestershire and Vice-Chair of Directors of LLSENDCiC, which oversees the Quality Standards of the NASENCO Award for 33 providers across England. Prior to this Lynda worked as a SENCO, Primary School Class Teacher and member of SLT in the south west of England. She has also worked as an Advisory Teacher for children and young people with Communication and Interaction needs in a county in the South West of England. She recently co-authored (with Tristan Middleton) ‘Using an Inclusive Approach to reduce School Exclusion’ published by Routledge and nasen.
Julie Wharton is the course leader for the National Award for Special Educational Needs (SEN) Coordination at the University of Winchester. Julie joined the university in 2014, having spent seven years working as a SEND Inspector in Southampton. Prior to this she was an Advanced Skills Teacher for SEN.