Beyond Boundaries: Leading Great SEND Provision across a Trust

By David Bartram, NATALIE PACKER

Published 27 Sep 2024

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Beyond Boundaries aims to highlight examples of effective trust leadership of SEND. It includes a range of case studies written by leaders working within and alongside trusts and school groups. The contributions highlight the many successes that trust leaders have achieved so that learners with SEND in their schools are able to flourish.
Structured around the Primary Colours Model of Leadership, the book considers six key elements of leadership through the lens of SEND:
· Set the strategic direction
· Create alignment
· Build and sustain relationships
· Create teams
· Plan and organise
· Deliver results and get things done.
Primarily aimed at leaders within trusts, this book will also be relevant for those leading SEND provision in a range of school groups and networks.
A teaching assistant, history teacher and senior leader, David led special educational needs and disability provision (SEND) in London schools for over 15 years. He was a member of the Department for Education's SEND Review steering group and an expert advisor to the Timpson Review on school exclusions. David has worked directly with over 700 school leadership teams across the UK to improve their SEND provision.
David is author of the SEND Review Guide, a national framework funded by the DfE. In 2018 he edited Great Expectations: Leading an Effective SEND Strategy in School, published by John Catt Educational. He was Director of SEND at the London Leadership Strategy and an advisor to the Mayor of London's education team. As part of his international work, David has supported the development of Inclusion policies in a number of countries including Ethiopia, Seychelles, Thailand and Malaysia. David is a member of the Education Policy Institute Advisory Board and a trustee of the KPMG Foundation, which seeks to bring about systemic change in business and society and unlock the potential of the most disadvantaged children in the UK.
David was awarded an OBE for Services to Special Education in the 2016 New Year's Honours list.

Natalie is a SEND Consultant working with schools, multi-academy trusts and local authorities to support the implementation of SEND policy and practice. She supports trusts with the strategic development of SEND and is a trustee of Learn-AT multi-academy trust in Leicestershire.
Previously, Natalie has worked with the National Strategies and DfE SEN Policy teams, as well as supporting schools internationally as a consultant governor. She has been a SEND and School Improvement Adviser for several local authorities across the East Midlands, has primary headship experience and has previously been a SENCO.
As a leading SEND expert for Optimus and The Key for School Leaders, Natalie regularly writes online articles and develops webinars. She is the author of The Perfect SENCO, and The Teacher's Guide to SEN, which was nominated in 2019 for a national Educational Resources Award. She is also series editor for Routledge's All About SEND books for classroom practitioners.
  • Author David Bartram,NATALIE PACKER
  • ISBN 9781036003364
  • No. of Pages 200
  • Format Paperback
  • Publication Date 27 Sep 2024
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