Natalie is an Independent Education Consultant specialising in SEN and school improvement. She develops and delivers a wide range of continuing professional development to schools and local authorities, and provides SEN leadership support to three multi-academy trusts across the Midlands. Natalie is a member of nasen's 0 to 11 Advisory Group and has supported the Whole School SEND school and MAT reviews. She is also a trustee of Learn-AT multi-academy trust in the East Midlands and a Leadership Matters Ambassador.
As a leading SEN expert for Optimus and The Key for School leaders, Natalie regularly write online articles and develops webinars for SEN CPD. She has also been series editor for an educational publisher developing Literacy resources for lower attaining KS2 and 3 pupils.
Natalie is the author of The Perfect SENCO, an essential read for those wanting to develop their strategic SEN role effectively. Her latest book, The Teacher’s Guide to SEN, provides an overview of what all teachers need to know about SEN and was recently nominated for a national Educational Resources Award.
Natalie has previously worked for the National Strategies SEN Team and DfE implementing the Achievement for All (AfA) project to improve outcomes for children and young people with SEN. Prior to this, she worked for several local authorities across the East Midlands as an Adviser for SEN and School Improvement. She has had primary headship experience and has previously been a SENCO. In 2015, Natalie was a member of the DfE Assessment without Levels Commission.