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Building SEND into your school’s DNA

The adage that every teacher is a teacher of SEND still holds true, even for senior leaders who are no longer based in the classroom

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We have all heard the phrase “every teacher is a teacher of SEND”. In the classroom, it is obvious how this applies, as you will be working directly with children with special educational needs and disability on a daily basis.

But once you enter senior leadership, you may no longer have a class of your own. Your contact teaching hours will be limited. So, what does this mean for your role in SEND provision? Is every senior leader still a teacher of SEND?

The simple answer is “yes”. As a member of the senior leadership team (SLT), you will have input on policies that will affect all learners, ...

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