Rachel is the Regional SEND Leader for Whole School SEND in the North. She has extensive experience in SEND at senior and executive leadership level and across the education sector. Rachel has been a mainstream secondary headteacher within a cross phase Multi-Academy Trust. She is currently Director of Academy Improvement across a 4-school special Multi-Academy Trust in the North East and Headteacher of an 11-19 special school for children and young people with Autism and complex needs. Rachel has delivered SEND Reviewer training to many colleagues in the North over the past year and has also supported a number of Local Authorities to review their SEND strategies.