SEND Leaders

SEND Leaders

SEND Leaders School-to-School Support

Our SEND Leaders Programme supports schools to raise standards for children with SEND through a bespoke package of support. The programme helps schools to identify areas for improvement within their SEND provision; equip those supporting school improvement to review and create improvement plans for SEND provision and help embed a focus on SEND into normal school improvement practices. Working with key partners, including SEND Senior Leaders of Education (SLEs), we offer a SEND Review, similar in scope to the existing Pupil Premium Review, and deploy SLEs and other leading practitioners to schools across the UK to offer support and advice.

SEND Leaders deploys a dedicated SEND leader to work with schools to identify strengths and areas of development across eight key areas:

  • Outcomes for pupils with SEND

  • Leadership of SEND

  • The Quality of Teaching and Learning for Pupils with SEND

  • Working with Pupils and Parents/Carers of Pupils with SEND

  • Assessment and Identification

  • Monitoring, Tracking and Evaluation

  • The Efficient Use of Resources

  • The Quality of SEND Provision

After a one-day review, a SEND Leader with the relevant expertise to work collaboratively with the schools on their areas of priority, creates a bespoke package of support.

Since 2009, LLS has supported more than 200 schools as part of our SEND programme.


SEND Reviewer Training and Coaching

LLS offers SEND Reviewer Training and Coaching Workshops for those wishing to conduct a SEND Review.

The SEND Leaders training provides guidance for teachers on how to conduct a SEND review. This includes how to prepare for the day of the review itself, approaches to gathering evidence on the day of the review and good practice in providing feedback and reporting. The training also covers how to provide effective coaching for follow-up visits and support.

The coaching model transfers knowledge and experience resident in senior practitioners with a view to building long-term sustainability. This includes setting coaching in context; defining what coaching is and is not; and exploring the underpinning principles of successful sustained practice.

For more information on dates, price and content please email


Other London Leadership Strategy SEND Work

The SEND Leaders team are involved in developing new SEND programmes and approaches for delivery beyond the LLS team.


The SEND Review Guide

We are delighted to have worked with partners to create the SEND Review Guide. Part funded by the Department for Education and produced by teachers and school leaders, the SEND Review Guide is now available to download from The SEND Review Guide was created in partnership with over forty outstanding special and mainstream schools, as well as organisations such as Contact a Family, Ofsted, the Council for Disabled Children, the Institute of Education and the Teaching Schools Council. The Review Guide is based on the Pupil Premium Review and can be used by all schools to audit their own SEND provision. It is, however, most powerful when used as part of a programme of school-to-school support. For a flyer click here.


Whole School SEND Consortium

We are very pleased to be hosting the Whole School SEND Consortium - the Department for Education School's Workforce Contract for 2017/18. Whole School SEND is a consortium to drive and support school-led school improvement, making the best use of school, third sector and education system resources. It is hosted by LLS and draws together work previously funded by the Department for Education and other investors. More information can be found at



SEND Reviewer Training 2016/17
Name School
Zoe Wilson Shortbrook Primary
Yetunde Otunla Brecknock Primary School
Vikki Gidney Corngreaves Primary
Tiggy Mitchell Brecknock Primary School
The Victory Primary - Portsmouth The Victory Primary - Portsmouth
The Keys Federation The Keys Federation
Tania Sneddon Harris Academy Chafford Hundred
Talit Khan
Surbiton High School Surbiton High School
Sue Jones The Village School
Steve Jenkin
Sophie Dickin Crawford
Sharon Gray Wholehearted Learning
Seumus Gibbons Congreaves Primary Cradley Heath
Sean Gorman Wood End Academy
Sarah Vardy Greenshaw Learning Trust
Sarah Sankey Rowan Prep School
Sarah Mark The Victory Primary - Portsmouth
Sarah Mark AET Academy Kingswood
Sarah Green Cravenwood Primary - Manchester
Sandra Down Oakleigh School
Samantha Rothwell Specialist Team, Barnet Children's Services
Sallyann Mitchell Fairfield
Sally Burston Delamere School
Ruth Dennis Bradford
Rudy Clarke Daubeney
Rosie White Surbiton High School
Rob Woods Northbourne Primary School
Regan Crum Steiner Academy Bristol
Philippa Purvis Willowcroft Community School
Philippa Painting Didcot Girls' School
Penny Peters Mayflower Community Academy, Plymouth
Paula Smith Wood End Academy
Paul Barton Abbey Hill Academy
Nicola Roberts Harwell Primary School
Nicola Cole Rhyll Primary School
Nicola Acton Davis Ark Brunel
Neil Crosbie Wood End Academy
Nancy Gedge Driver Youth Trust
Mark Cole AET Academy The Rawlett
Marion Mills Blewbury Primary School
Marie Harris AET Academy Severn View
Lucy Faulkner All Saints Primary School
Lucia Santi Heartlands Autism Provision
Liz O'Riordan Hampstead school
Liz Minas Harris Primary Academy Kent House
Lisa Shannon AET Academy Maltings / New Rickstones
Lisa Ling
Laura-May Tilling Didcot Girls' School
Laura Wilcock Woodlands Meed
Laleh L Laverick Gipsy Hill Federation
Kim Stephen AET Academy Clacton
Katie Lucas Crownmarsh Gifford
Kathryn Skoro Ark Rose Primary
Kathryn Booker Meet the Need Ltd
Katherine Walsh Brookfield School
Kate Sandilands Rowan School 
Kate Norman Cholsey Primary School
Kate Magliocco Harris Federation
Kate Bradley Netley Primary School
Jules Daulby Driver Youth Trust
Jonathon Gibson
John Keech Hanwell Fields- Banbury
Joanna Rees Ark Atwood
Joanna McDonagh Abbey Hill Academy
Joann Moore Barnett
Jo Hudson Hagbourne Primary School
Jill Hazeldine Stephen Freeman School
Jenny Clamp
Jenny Adams The Keys Federation
Jayne Franklin Great Ormond Street Hospital School
Jacqui Ver Loren van Themaat Swiss Cottage School DRC
Jackie Goldsmith Achievement for All
Iris Ferrier UTC Oxfordshire
Irene Forster Oasis Silvertown
Hermann Farrington The Village School
Helen Taylor LSU
Helen McNulty Camden LA
Hayley Gibbs Harris Orpington
Gordon Smith Harris Academy South Norwood
Fairfield Fairfield
Eszter Solyom Abacus Belsize Primary School
Emma Sharpe All Saints Roman Catholic School
Emma McDonald Danetree
Emma Lane Eastlea Community School
Emma Lane Eastlea Community School
Emma Hardaker St Edmund's Nursery School
Emma Green Charity - Driver Youth Trust
Emily Hayward Paddock School
Emily Gulliver Oakfields High School
Elizabeth Smith Greenvale School Lewisham
Elizabeth Cargill Bradford Birth
Donna Billington Parliament Hill School
Denise Morton Marjory Kinnon School
Deborah Wood The Village School
Debbie Whitewood Kent County Council
Dawn Baxendale Oakfields High School
David Wilson Ark Isaac Newton
David Sammels Mayflower Academy
Darryl Jones Robson House
Danielle Wilby Reach4Academy Trust
Danetree Danetree
Cravenwood Primary - Manchester Cravenwood Primary - Manchester
Corngreaves Primary Corngreaves Primary
Corinne McClune AET Academy Offa's Mead
Congreaves Primary – Cradley Heath Congreaves Primary Cradley Heath
Carol Turner Ladygrove Park Primary
Carly Biggam Ark Network Lead for Inclusion (Primary)
Bryony Landsbert Didcot Girls' School
Briony Bowers Didcot Girls' School
Bradford Birth Bradford Birth
Bradford Bradford
Ben Jones AET Academy Caldicotes
Becky Clarke Blewbury
Ark Rose Primary Ark Rose Primary
Ark Network Lead for Inclusion (Primary) Ark Network Lead for Inclusion (Primary)
Ark Isaac Newton Ark Isaac Newton
Ark Brunel Ark Brunel
Ark Atwood Ark Atwood
Anna Williams Academies Enterprise Trust
Anna Swann Hampstead Parochial School
Anna Beckett UCL Academy
Angela Farrell AET Academy Barton Hill
Angela Browne Steiner Academy Bristol
Andrew Ridge Harris Academy Merton
Andrea Hanson Net Academies (Harlow Cluster)
Amjad Ali GLF schools
Amelie Thompson Gipsy Hill Federation
Amanda Chalk AET Academy St James
Alyson Church AET Academy Anglesey
All Saints Roman Catholic School All Saints Roman Catholic School
Alison Mills UCL Academy
Alex Simpson Haberdashers's Aske's Hatcham College
Alethea Broadway Reach4 Academy Trust
AET Academy The Rawlett AET Academy The Rawlett
AET Academy St James AET Academy St James
AET Academy Severn View AET Academy Severn View
AET Academy Offa's Mead AET Academy Offa's Mead
AET Academy New Forest AET Academy New Forest
AET Academy Maltings / New Rickstones AET Academy Maltings / New Rickstones
AET Academy Kingswood AET Academy Kingswood
AET Academy Clacton AET Academy Clacton
AET Academy Caldicotes AET Academy Caldicotes
AET Academy Barton Hill AET Academy Barton Hill
AET Academy Aylward AET Academy Aylward
AET Academy Anglesey AET Academy Anglesey
Abedah Karim AET Academy Aylward
Abbey Hill Academy Abbey Hill Academy
Greenvale School Lewisham
Oasis Silvertown
Haberdashers' Aske's Hatcham College
Reach4Academy Trust
Hanwell Fields- Banbury
Rowan Prep School
Harris Academy Merton
Rowan School 
St Edmund's Nursery School
Oakfields High School
Name School
Vivienne Angus Reading Girl's School
Terry Molloy Furze Platt Senior School
Tanya White Furze Platt Senior School
Siobhan Hosein Kelmscott
Samson Olusanya Christ's College
Saeed Hussain George Mitchell School
S Miller St. Joseph's College Croydon
Mhairi Lavender Reading Girl's School
Martin Lavelle Christ's College
Lynette Parvez Kelmscott
Julia Waters St. Joseph's College Croydon
Jo Dibb Reading Girl's School
Janice Howkins George Mitchell School
Howard Freed Kelmscott
Glen Brown Furze Platt Senior School
Belinda Chapple George Mitchell School
April Elsmore Christ's College
Name School
Victoria Harrall EP Collier Primary School
Sarah Steer Featherby Junior School
Robin Turner Toftwood Junior School
Ramneet Loyall Claremont Primary School
Ori Dalton Lakenham Primary School
Nikki Wilson Lakenham Primary School
Nicole Reid Thameside Primary School
Milan Stevanovic Featherby Junior School
Michelle Thomas Thameside Primary School
Mel Adams Lakenham Primary School
Laura Rodger Claremont Primary School
Kate Smith Toftwood Junior School
Justine McMinn EP Collier Primary School
Jonathan Williams North Wootton Primary School
James Grimsby North Wootton Primary School
Jack Newton Underhill School & Children's Centre
Isabel Ramsay Claremont Primary School
Ingrid Burton Thameside Primary School
Helen Wallace Thameside Primary School
Gina Newman Underhill School & Children's Centre
Diane Perry-Yates St. Mary's C of E Junior School
David Brenton Featherby Junior School
Christ Toye St. Mary's C of E Junior School
Carol Witt Featherby Junior School
Briony Bremner North Wootton Primary School
Avril Newman EP Collier Primary School
Alison Cullum St. Mary's C of E Junior School
Alison Anscomb Claremont Primary School
Alex Clark Toftwood Junior School
TA Reviewer
Name School
Vanessa Hopkinson
Vanessa Bennett
Tina Murray
Sue Arnold
Sharone Gray OBE
Sarah Gray
Sara Walton
Sandra Miller
Mary Hrekow
Joann Moore
Jenny Cook
Helen Jones
Georgine Herry
Cigdem Alkan
Chris Toye
Carolyn Harvey
Anne Casey
Angela Jenkins
Amjad Ali
Alyson Church
Programme Contributors
Name School
Mel Adams St Mary’s C of E Primary
Maria Constantinou St Mary’s C of E Primary
Laura Wynne Kingsbury Green
Julia Waters Ursuline High School
Jo Dibb Elizabeth Garrett Anderson
Jackie Valin Southfields Academy
Isabel Ramsay Bandon Hill Primary
Gina Newman Northside Primary
Christine Weaving Whiteheath Infant School
Chris Toye Wyvil Primary
Alex Clark Avenue Primary Academy

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