Dr Rona Tutt OBE

Dr Rona Tutt OBE

Rona Tutt’s Guide to SEND and Inclusion

Dr Rona Tutt, OBE, is a Past President of the National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT). She has taught pupils of all ages in state and independent, day and residential, mainstream and special schools. She has an MA in Linguistics and a PhD in the education of children with autism.

Rona is a winner of the Leadership in Teaching Award. She received an Outstanding Reviewer Award for her work on the International Journal of Educational Management and an OBE for her services to special needs education. She is a Fellow of UCL’s Centre for Inclusive Education (CIE).

Rona is vice chair of governors at an all-age school for profoundly deaf pupils and a secondary school for students with autism, learning difficulties (LD) and speech, language and communication needs (SLCN). She has written and co-authored several books on education, including: Educating Children with Complex Conditions - understanding overlapping and co-existing developmental disorders, and Rona Tutt’s Guide to SEND and Inclusion.

  • Identifying individual needs and providing early intervention to address them
  • Considering how pupils’ needs are changing and what this means for schools
  • Explaining how all types of schools and settings can become more inclusive
  • Pinpointing sources of support, training and other resources to help implement needs-based SEND provision