A Special Schools’ Voice


For a while now, a number of like minded Special School leaders have been discussing the development of a group to act as a conduit between Special Schools and policy makers. This included:

Penny Barrett – The Bridge School (Special Teaching schools Representative)
Sue Bourne – The Avenue School (Interim Special Academies Representative)
Mark Collis – Five Ways School (Special Teaching School Representative)
Chris Davies – Severn Dales School (SWALLS Representative)
Paul Holland (SWALLS Representative)
Simon Knight – Frank Wise School (National Education Trust Representative)
Graham Quinn – New Bridge School (SSAT Special Schools Representative)

Whilst there are a number of organisations who provide opportunities for wider discussions around SEN, it was felt that, at times, the voice of those working specifically in the country’s Special Schools was not being heard by those making decisions that affect the provision we offer.

In January of this year the following was sent to…

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