Special Needs Education - Research areas - University of Derby

Special Needs Education

Development Network

Special Educational Needs and Disability, and Inclusive Practice, is an area of central importance.

We pursue research and development work with a wide range of partners, including SENAD, the Supreme Education Council in Qatar, and professionals from local colleges and schools.

This research and development aims to:

  1. work collaboratively in pursuit of more inclusive and socially just outcomes for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities in our region
  2. design, promote, and deliver professional development events that enhance the confidence, skill, and reflective capacities of practitioners
  3. enhance the understanding of others
  4. offer a critical perspective on policy and practice
  5. present results in ways that might challenge and inform policy.

We are networked with Professional Development Network for SEND and Inclusive Practice.