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André Imich

André Imich

SEN and Disability Professional Adviser,
Department for Education (DfE)

Since April 2010, André has worked as the DfE SEN and Disability Professional Adviser, contributing to a range of policy developments, in particular the Children and Families Act. André has been a teacher and educational psychologist and held a number of practitioner and leadership roles in local authorities. He was a Regional Director in the National Strategies SEN Adviser team, and was an adviser to the Lamb Inquiry into parental confidence.

  • Assessing the next steps for schools and local authorities in embedding the SEND reforms and exploring what successful implementation looks like
  • Tackling the challenge of off rolling and exclusions affecting children with special needs
  • Ensuring high quality co-production with children, parents and multi-agency partners to deliver effective planning and design of SEND provision
  • Outlining the future challenges and opportunities for delivering outstanding SEND provision