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Webinar: Introduction to the SEND Development Pathways

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  • 15 Mar 2022
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Pathways Webinar

This webinar walks you through the SEND Development Pathways - interactive documents that aim to support the schools’ workforce in accessing free, quality SEND CPD resources and professional support that is targeted towards their role, setting, career stage and ambition.  

This webinar shares the project development to date (completion March 2022), including the two main resources: the SEND Development Pathways for School Workforce Guidance Document (including self-study materials) and the SEND Development Pathways for the School Workforce interactive PowerPoint.

This webinar is suitable for practitioners from all roles in mainstream and specialist settings and helps you to:

  • Identify next steps for professional development
  • Find resources to support development
  • Take the next steps in your career  


The Guidance Document and Interactive PowerPoint explored in the webinar are due to be published in March 2022 - keep an eye on this page for more details!

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Angela Holdsworth

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.

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.