the send review: summary and reflections on the proposals set out in the green paper.

This symposium addressed the key points and debates relevant to those leading on SEND in schools.

Following the publication of the March 2022 SEND Review: Right support, right place, right time Government consultation on the SEND and alternative provision system in England, this symposium addressed the key points and debates relevant to those leading on SEND in schools (i.e. SENCOs, Headteachers, SEND School Governors).

Led by Professor Brian Lamb and Christopher Robertson, this session is timed to fall within the consultation period for the review. The purpose of the session is to provide freely available, high quality, accessible information that will be meaningful to SENCOs and support the process of responding to the Government’s consultation.

Download a copy of the presentation: Summary and Reflections on the proposals set out in the Green Paper

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About the presenters

Brian chaired the Lamb Inquiry into Parental Confidence in SEND (2009) which informed the development of the current SEND framework. He is an advisor to the National Sensory Impairment Partnership and has worked with a number of local authorities and parents’ groups on implementing the SEND reforms.  He is also a Visiting Professor of Special Educational Needs and Disability at the University of Derby, a member of the Advisory Board of the SEN Policy Group, and a trustee at the Ewing Foundation.  His recent publications include 'The Future of SEND Legislation in England' in Leading on Inclusion-The Role of the SENCO ed. Beaton, Codina, Wharton. 

Christopher is an independent academic and author, policy analyst and adviser to educational organisations with a particular interest in SEND policy and implementation. His previous roles include lecturing in SEND at the University of Birmingham (with lead responsibility for developing and introducing the National Award for SEN Co-ordination) Canterbury Christ Church University, and the University of London’s Institute of Education.

Christopher chair’s The SENCO Forum national e-community and engages in lobbying the government to define and regulate the role of SENCOs more carefully, and to ensure that SENCOs are appropriately trained and deployed in schools, early years settings and post -16 provision.

Christopher is a long-standing parent and family advocate, a member of Birmingham’s Special Educational Needs Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS) independent management board and collaborates closely with parent and young people’s groups affiliated with the Service.

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