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Research and CPD

SEND legislation

With the changes to SEND legislation since September 2014 affecting schools and children with SEND and their families, our aim is to continue to offer up to date and relevant training that supports innovate practice and research in inclusive special education.

We are happy to discuss your training requirements and work with you to develop a bespoke programme.  

Autism and culturally responsive pedagogy

Diana Seach, Principal Lecturer in Special Education, has worked as an international education and family consultant specialising in interactive play for children with autism. 

She has worked with families and trained professionals in Australia, Middle Eastern countries, Nigeria and New Zealand.

Her current doctoral studies are focused on minority ethnic families’ experiences of having a child with autism and how teachers in special education use culturally responsive pedagogy. 

The impact of creative learning

Heather Green,Senior Lecturer in Special Education has been working wth a group of West Sussex special schools to evalaute the impact of a creative learning project with Stop Gap dance company.