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  • Garry Freeman
    Garry Freeman

    Garry is an independent SEND Consultant, with 43 years of previous teaching and leadership experience in secondary and special schools throughout West Yorkshire and Lancashire. He has since before the reforms of 2014 specialised in the application and practicalities of SEND law and funding in England.

    Garry is, and has been, instrumental in shaping SEND provision across England as a Whole-School SEND Reviewer, a National SEND System Leader and project lead for local authority improvement support. He has been an Associate Consultant for Nasen and Chair of their 0-11 Advisory Group. He is a highly skilled, driven and committed SEND leader, supporting schools, trusts and local authorities in a wide range of educational improvement priorities, focusing on caring, positive leadership and the management of change. He has written extensively for a range of educational publications.

    As a skilled and intuitive leader of SEND and inclusion, Ofsted described his practice as “beyond outstanding… inspirational!”


Zoom Session
Zoom Session


Mon 14 Oct 2024


09:30 - 12:00

SEND Myths, Law and Funding Regulations (Day 1 of 2)

Focus: Leadership and Management
For: Headteachers, SENDCOs


If you are working with children with additional needs, and they are reliant on receiving effective additional provision and support, this training is a must. Understanding SEND law is vital to ensuring your SEND children and families receive all they need to make progress and thrive.

The aim of the session is to promote:

  • An understanding of what SEND Myths are and why they are an issue.
  • A working understanding of the main aspects of SEND law on funding and EHCP process as it applies in England.
  • Confidence and insight to discuss these aspects and challenge LAs/professionals where appropriate.
  • The knowledge and references to inform work done by parents/professionals.

Essentially, Garry will share a wealth of knowledge about how SEND law can support schools, parents, children, and families in ascertaining appropriate levels of funding and provisions for the children and young people you work with.

Multiple Sessions:

This is a two session programme. All two sessions must be attended.

  • [1] Mon 14 October 2024
  • [2] Thu 17 October 2024

Please note: If you book one of these sessions, then we will automatically book you on the others. So you only need to submit one booking.

Director’s Note:

When I asked SENDCOs to suggest great providers for SEN, Garry’s name was shared. This is a MUST for all Heads and SENDCOs, book both of you on, it’s worth it. Top tip- HT and SENDCO meet in-between the two sessions to prepare any questions ready for session 2.

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