Additional Learning Needs (ALN) Unlocked is our new webinar series, which stimulates thinking and discussion on the strategic leadership and implementation of ALN reform in Wales. Inspired by our popular Leadership Unlocked webinars, these professional learning events will explore leadership and changes to ALN provision in Wales and internationally. It aims to support leaders on their ALN journey. Each webinar will be guided by a notable guest speaker.
The second webinar will feature David Bartram OBE, Director of Prescient Education Limited.
A teaching assistant, history teacher and senior leader, David has led special educational needs and disability provision (SEND) in London schools for over 15 years. He is a member of the Department for Education’s SEND Review steering group and was an expert advisor to the Timpson Review on school exclusions. David has worked directly with over five hundred school leadership teams across the UK to improve their provision for vulnerable pupils.
David is author of the SEND Review Guide, a national framework funded by the DfE that has been downloaded by over 5000 schools. In 2018 he edited Great Expectations, Leading an Effective SEND Strategy in School, published by John Catt Educational. He was Director of SEND at the London Leadership Strategy and an advisor to the Mayor of London’s education team. David is a consultant for the British Council and as part of this work he has supported the development of SEND policy in a number of countries including Ethiopia, Seychelles, Thailand and Malaysia. David is also trustee of the KPMG Foundation, which seeks to bring about systemic change in business and society and unlock the potential of the most disadvantaged children in the UK.
The webinars are designed for those in senior leadership roles from schools, the youth work sector and the post compulsory education and training sector and aims to support them in their roles as system leaders.
Delivered digitally via Zoom this web-based series delivers high quality and inspirational professional learning, that is engaging, stimulating, motivational, collaborative, inclusive and equitable to all. Each webinar will include a range of activities and learning techniques for example breakout rooms, Q&As, and access to additional reading and resource materials.
Free, registration essential