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Natalie Packer

Natalie Packer

Education Consultant and Author,
The Perfect SENCO and The Teacher’s Guide to SEN

Natalie is an Independent Education Consultant, specialising in SEN and school improvement.  She develops and delivers a wide range of training and support to schools and regularly carries out SEN reviews. Natalie is an Associate Consultant for nasen and a consultant governor for a large 4-18 school in Dubai. She is also a trustee of a multi-academy trust in the East Midlands. Natalie regularly contributes to online SEN articles and webinars and is the author of The Perfect SENCO and The Teacher’s Guide to SEN.

  • Understanding the need for SENCos to be part of a SLT, and discussing effective ways of ensuring they are included in high level planning
  • Embedding the expertise of SENCos into whole school plans for inclusive learning that supports all children, learners with SEN and otherwise
  • Exploring how to support SENCos monitor and evaluate a school’s SEND provision, to identify gaps and shortcomings in a timely manner, ensuring pupils receive adequate support when needed during the academic year
  • Discussing how to ensure SENCos access CPD that incorporates leadership and improvement as well as diverse and inclusive pedagogical initiatives that can be shared with other SEND support staff