Our event that we held virtually on Governance for SEND and Inclusion on Thursday 27th May 2021 was well attended with school governors, school leaders, SENCO’s and clerks in attendance.
Keynote speaker Professor Adam Boddison – Chief executive of NASEN provided an insightful and thought provoking presentation, which was well received by everyone. There was a clear focus on how Governors and Trustees can develop effective strategic practice to ensure there is an inclusive culture for SEND and Inclusion in all schools as well as review of SEND in schools. We would like to than Professor Adam Boddison for giving up his time to support BASG and the important area of SEND, a copy of the presentation is attached here.
We are delighted to invite all school governors, school leaders, SENCO’s and clerks to join us at our next event.
Governance for SEND and Inclusion on Thursday 27th May 2021 at 5pm
Tickets are available via Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/governance-for-effective-inclusion-and-send-tickets-147642485649
Keynote speaker Professor Adam Boddison – Chief executive of NASEN will focus on how Governors and Trustees can develop effective strategic practice to ensure there is an inclusive culture for SEND and Inclusion in all schools as well as review of SEND in schools. This will build on the processes set out in Adam’s new book – The Governance Handbook for SEND and Inclusion” Adam’s session will build on the governor training offered by the LA with our Head of Integrated SEND Service Hero Slinn, so governors, Senior leaders and SENDCO’s can build on this to work in partnership to put in place best practice for inclusion and support in their schools and particular settings
Professor Adam Boddison is an inclusive and innovative leader of education and enterprise with a broad portfolio of experience both in the UK and overseas.
Adam is Chief Executive of the National Association for Special Educational Needs ( NASEN) and Chair of Whole School SEND. He is also a National Leader of Governance and sits on the boards of the Active Learning Trust and the Academies Enterprise Trust, which together provide education for more than 40,000 children across 80 schools (and 6600 staff) spanning primary, secondary and specialist settings.
Adam is a Trustee of the Potential Trust, a member of the National SEND Forum and a Fellow of RSA as well as Chair of the National SEND Reference Group. Prior to this, Adam was Founding Director of the Centre for Professional Education at the University of Warwick and Academic Principle for IGGY (a global educational social network for gifted teenagers). He is a Visiting Professor at the University of Wolverhampton, a published author and a qualified clinical hypnotherapist.
Adam’s latest book, The Governance Handbook for SEND and Inclusion Schools that Work for All Learners supports governors and trustees in developing effective strategic practice to ensure an inclusive culture in their schools. Building on the six principles of effective governance, it provides useful tips on achieving the right balance of support and challenge so that schools are enabled to meet the needs of learners with SEND.
Paul Randall and Anne Sheddick
On Behalf of Buckinghamshire Association of School Governors