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Whole School SEND

St Martins wish to congratulate Alistair on his appointment as Deputy Regional SEND Lead for Whole School SEND in the North region (WSS).


It has been a pleasure to collaborate with Whole School SEND on a number of projects (Leadership exchange / Peer & MAT Reviews) and we look forward to continue our relationship both leading and supporting regional work in both the North and EMSYH.

WSS is a consortium of partners hosted by the National Association for Special Educational Needs (Nasen) and funded by the DfE to support schools in England to prioritise SEND. WSS have been awarded the SEND Schools’ Workforce Contract until March 2021. The contract has four key aims which are to;

  • Drive education institutions to prioritise SEND within their CPD and school improvement plans including facilitating greater links between mainstream and special schools.
  • Equip schools to identify and meet their training needs in relation to SEND.
  • Build the skills of teachers working in mainstream and special schools and of SENCOs and teachers of classes of children and young people with sensory impairments by promoting best practice.
  • Identify and respond to any gaps in the training and resources available to schools.

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The WSS Consortium is made up of organisations from across the sector and some of the partners include; the Teaching Schools Council, pdnet, Achievement for All, EQUALS,NASS, Real Group and the Driver Youth Trust.

“It’s a huge honour to be joining the excellent Whole School SEND regional team. I look forward to growing our community of practice and connecting colleagues across the region and beyond. The students and schools I work with both inspire and energise me on a daily basis, I look forward to working with you all in this exciting new role and serving the region to ensure our young people receive the very best education and opportunities.”  Alistair Crawford

To get in touch with Alistair regarding Whole School SEND, please email him at:

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