Chris Bristow

Position: Senior Lecturer in Education Studies and SEND

College: College of Arts, Humanities and Education

Subject area: Education Studies & SEND

Research Centre: Centre for Educational Research and Innovation

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Senior Lecturer in SEND and Education Studies

Teaching responsibilities


BA Education Studies

MA Inclusion & SEND

National SENCO award

Professional interests

Strategic leadership and management in SEND

Law, policy and funding

Research interests

Interests focus on the social justice agenda of disabiliy and SEND with a particular interest in disbity from a historical context

Membership of professional bodies

Fellow of Higher Education Agency


B.Ed(hons) Children with Special Needs

PGCert. Socio-legal studies in Children

PGCert. in Higher Education

MA Special Educational Needs

Recent conferences

Attended range of conferences relatd to SEND reform, legal issues and SEND, preparing for adulthood.

Contributed to regional SEND Conferences re SEND inspection, Funding and SEND reform

Experience in industry

Head of Strategy-SEND 

OFSTED Inspector-SEND local Area inspection

Memeber of Local Government Association; SEND expert committee 

SEND consultant for strategic and finiancial leadership and planning

Senior Education Officer(SEND)

SEN Assessment and Commissioning service manager 

SEN Officer

SEN Teacher

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