The “Putting Children at the Centre” – Bradford
SEND conference 2017 also allowed the council to set out its vision for the district where Bradford moves towards a sector-led self improving model of SEND provision where best practice is shared between schools.
The audience then heard from three top national
speakers in SEND education.
Jane Friswell, a former chief executive of
the Nasen (National Association of Special Educational Needs) charity and director of SEND Consultancy, focused on why “Good practice for students with SEND is good practice for all.”
Jean Gross CBE spoke about how to support
learners with SEND through quality first teaching and Simon Knight, from the London Leadership, talked about School Based SEND Review, a nationally recognised review tool for evaluating how well a school is meeting the needs of SEND children which is being
rolled out across the Bradford District next term.
Local Authority Overview:
Strategic Manager SEND & Behaviour
Ruth Dennis, Principal
1 : Jane Friswell -
2 : Jean Gross -
3 : Simon Knight -
Authority Overview : Angela Spencer-Brooke, Ruth Dennis -