I started teaching in 1968 and retired in 2008. I spent 4 years teaching in mainstream schools and the next 36 in a wide range of special provision. In 1992 I became the head of an EBD school [ now SEMH ] where I spent the next 16 years. The school was judged Outstanding by Ofsted in 2006.
I have been a member of SEBDA for over 20 years. Currently I am a Trustee, Honorary General Secretary and a National Council member. I have helped to organise a number of National Conferences and represented SEBDA as a member of the STA Inclusion Panel. I was a tutor when the SEBDA Master’s Level courses were delivered in partnership with Leicester University and I am now part of the SEBDA / Brookes Course team.
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Early evaluation of the children and young people’s mental health trailblazer programme
This animation summarises the key findings. Starting in 2019, The Children and Young People’s Mental Health Trailblazer programme created mental health support teams to work in schools and further education colleges in 25 areas of the UK. These teams were designed to...
Attachment Research Community – Call to Action
SEBDA is a signatory to the ARC’s (Attachment Research Community) campaign to raise awareness of Attachment and Trauma needs within schools across England. The Call To Action is for a system wide redevelopment of policies and processes , academic support and training...
SEND and alternative provision improvement plan: right support, right place, right time
In March 2023 the Government published an Improvement Plan setting out their proposals to create a sustainable SEND and alternative provision system that is easier for families to navigate and will improve outcomes and experiences for all children and young people...