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Consortium Partners

The following organisations are supporting the delivery of our work on the Department for Education Strategic Support to the Workforce in Mainstream and Special Schools Contract 2018 - 2022.

If your organisation would like to join the Whole School SEND Consortium then please email

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ADHD Foundation - Mental health, education and training services

ADHD Foundation

An integrated health and education service offering a unique lifespan - strength based service, for the 1 in 5 people who live with ADHD, Autism, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Dyscalculia and Tourette’s syndrome

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Association of Educational Psychologists

The trade union and professional association for Educational Psychologists in the United Kingdom.  


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Autism Education Trust

We help ensure that autistic children and young people receive an education that enables them to fulfil their aspirations and engage in society as active citizens.

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Achievement for All

Achievement for All (3As) Ltd, is committed to improving outcomes for children and young people with SEND and others at risk of underachievement; better outcomes include mental health, wellbeing, self- confidence, behaviour, attendance, and attainment. 

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Association of Colleges

Association of Colleges is the national voice for further education, sixth form, tertiary and specialist colleges in England.

British Association for Supported Employment


Project SEARCH is an international transition to work programme committed to transforming the lives of young people with learning disabilities and autism.

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Bath Spa University

Where creativity, research and enterprise meet.

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British Dyslexia Association

The British Dyslexia Association (BDA) has been the voice of dyslexic people since 1972. We are a membership organisation working to achieve a dyslexia-friendly society for all.

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Council for Disabled Children

We are the umbrella body for the disabled children's sector bringing together professionals, practitioners and policy-makers.

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Centre for Education and Youth

We are the think and action-tank for education and youth. 

Contact - for families with disabled children


We understand that life with a disabled child brings unique challenges, and we exist to help families feel valued, supported, confident and informed.



Project SEARCH is an international transition to work programme committed to transforming the lives of young people with learning disabilities and autism.

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The Dyslexia SpLD Trust

A collaboration of voluntary and community organisations with funding from the Department for Education to provide reliable information to parents, teachers, schools and the wider sector.

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Dyspraxia Foundation

The Dyspraxia Foundation is committed to making the teaching and medical professions more aware of dyspraxia; and to spread understanding of how those who have the condition can be helped.

Driver Youth Trust - Driving practice, driving policy, driving standards

Driver Youth Trust

We believe every young person should access the highest quality education that is responsive to their literacy needs. We advocate for learners with literacy difficulties and campaign for systemic change on their behalf.

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EQUALS is committed to improving the lives of children and young people with learning difficulties and disabilities through supporting high quality education.

I CAN - helps children communicate


We want a world where all children have the communication skills they need to fulfil their potential.

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JellyJames Publishing is a dynamic, rapidly growing organisation that provides research-based online products, training and resources into the primary education sector.

Leading Learning for Special Education Needs and Disability, Community interest Company


Leading Learning for Special Education Needs and Disabilities, host of the NASENCO Award.

nasen - Helping everyone achieve


nasen (National Association of Special Education Needs) is a charitable membership organisation that supports all education practitioners by providing relevant CPDL, resources, advice, information and much more to enable staff to meet the needs of all pupils including pupils with learning differences.

The National Association of Independent Schools & Non-Maintained Special Schools


The National Association of Independent Schools & Non-Maintained Special Schools (NASS) is a membership organisation working with and for special schools in the independent, voluntary and private sectors within the UK. 

National Sensory Impairment Partnership


NatSIP, the National Sensory Impairment Partnership is a partnership of organisations working together to improve outcomes for children and young people with sensory impairment. 

National Children's Bureau

National Children's Bureau

We’re the charity that works collaboratively across the issues affecting children to influence policy and get services working together to deliver a better childhood.

National Development Team for Inclusion


Through our change and development work, research and evaluation and best practice examples, we inspire and support policymakers, services and communities to make change happen - change that leads to better lives.

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NHS England

The National Health Service is the publicly funded healthcare system in England, and one of the four National Health Service systems in the United Kingdom.

National Network of Parent Carer Forums


The National Network of Parent Carer Forums (NNPCF) is the independent national voice of parent carer forums.

Our mission is to deliver better outcomes for families living with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

Physical disability network


pdnet is a free to join, national network that provides professionals in education with support in promoting positive outcomes for children and young people with physical disability.

Potential Plus UK - Discover, nurture, succeed

Potential Plus UK

Our aim is that every high learning potential young person in England and Wales receives appropriate support and challenge to secure well-being and high attainment with the skills, resilience and confidence to succeed at each stage.

Confidence through competence

Real Training

In 2004, we were created by three educational psychologists. Now, we are the only e-learning and higher education training organisation led and run by chartered psychologists.

School Development Support Agency

School Development Support Agency

The School Development Support Agency (SDSA) has existed and developed as a not-for-profit organisation supporting schools and children’s services for 20 years. 

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Special Needs Jungle

Parent-led information, resources and informed opinion about children and young people 0-25 years. 

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Square Peg

Square Peg works strategically to effect change and raise awareness on behalf of children and young people who experience barriers to school attendance. Informing solutions, influencing paradigms and ensuring compassionate policy via research, training and by sharing the voices of those with lived experience. 

Talent for Transition - Philip Garner Associates

Talent 4 Transition

The principal consultant, Professor Philip Garner, has led major consultations, training/development programmes and evaluations for governments, NGOs and international organisations, as well as for individual schools and clusters of schools. 

Teacher Tapp - Ask, Answer, Learn

Teacher Tapp

Want to know exactly what's going on on schools? We can ask our teachers the questions that will help you adapt, understand and improve your products and services. 

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Teaching Schools Council

TSC is a national body representing all Teaching Schools in England. The Council is made up of 20 members with either a national or regional remit, who direct and shape the work of Teaching Schools through discussion with government ministers and senior officials.

UCL Centre for Inclusive Education

UCL Centre for Inclusive Education

We have over 25 years’ experience in providing training and strategic support to schools to help them care for their pupils. We work with headteachers, SENCOs and TAs to improve their practice in a variety of settings.

The United Kingdom Acquired Brain Injury Forum

UK Acquired Brain Injury Forum

We aim to promote better understanding of all aspects of acquired brain injury.

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University of Birmingham

A world top 100 university and part of the prestigious Russell Group, the University of Birmingham makes important things happen.

University of Wolverhampton - Knowledge, innovation, enterprise

University of Wolverhampton

The University of Wolverhampton is a public university located on four campuses across the West Midlands, Shropshire and Staffordshire in England.