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SENCO and senior lead

SENCO and senior lead

Sara Slade is a SEND consultant and advisor, delivering training, support and advice to schools, to support best practice SEND provision. 

Sara began her professional career in education as a Key Stage 2 trained teacher and has worked in education for more than 24 years. She has taught as the main classroom teacher in every year group from Reception to Year 6. During Sara’s career she has also worked as an LA Key stage 1 moderator, key stage leader, SENCO, and senior leader, resulting in qualification of National Professional Qualification Headship in 2021. 

Sara was appointed as a Specialist Leader in Education for SEND in 2019 and has provided peer-to-peer support to colleagues to improve SEND provision. She has provided support to schools who have been identified as requiring significant improvements to their SEND provision, auditing and developing rapid improvement plans. 

Sara has significant experience developing and securing provision for a significant number of SEND pupils with severe and complex needs who are working within mainstream settings. She has supported families to advocate for access to provision that meets their child’s needs within mainstream or access specialist provision as appropriate to the needs of the pupil.

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