Sarah Cope
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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


Tue 4 Feb 2025


09:30 - 11:30

A Whole School Approach to SEND

Focus: Leadership and Management
For: Headteachers, deputies, SENDCOs


The session will cover:

  • Understanding the law
  • Effective co-production and working with parents
  • What do we mean by Special Educational Needs?
  • Where is responsibility for SEND in a school?
  • What is the role of class teacher, middle leaders, SENDCo, SLT, Governors, local authority?
  • What is an intervention?
  • How can we meet a variety of needs in one classroom?
  • Understanding autism
  • Understanding ADHD
  • What is an Education, Health, and Care Plan (EHCP) and what does it mean for our SEND provision?

Director’s Note:

You think you know what SEND is. Do you really? This is a MUST for HT and SENDCO to attend. Ensure you both are on the same page and have a full understanding. Show your SENDCO that you are interested and want to support them, book you both on.

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