The Whole School SEND Consortium, hosted by nasen, is delivering the Department for Education SEND Schools’ Workforce Support Contract.
It brings together schools, organisations and individuals who are committed to ensuring that every child and young person with SEND can maximise their potential.
Whole School SEND recognise that understanding the local context is crucial to improving national SEND provision. Each region has a Regional SEND team, formed from school-based SEND practitioners, to support the prioritisation of SEND across the region and reflect the Department for Education's Regional Schools Commissioners areas.
The South West region covers the Local Authorities of Bath and North East Somerset, Bournemouth, Bristol, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, North Somerset, Plymouth, Poole Borough, Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon, The Isles of Scilly, Torbay and Wiltshire.
The current role is to work in collaboration with all stakeholders to promote good practice for SEND across the region. The role of Whole School SEND is to support schools in prioritising SEND in conjunction with families, children and young people. The aim in the South West is to build a community of practice to meet the needs of children and young people. Parents, carers, school leaders and practitioners are invited to join the Whole School SEND community and share good practice.
Join the Whole School SEND community for free access to a range of resources, CPD opportunities, practical tools and support.
Regional Lead | Erica Wolstenholme
Deputy Regional Leads for the South West | Alison Betts and Emma Vyvyan
Each lead is seconded to work one day a week for Whole School SEND and will be happy to support or signpost you with any SEND related issues.