AMY BAXTER

What is the difference between the medical and social models of SEND? 

About this expert insight

Amy discusses two frameworks related to how disabilities are perceived, underlining the evolving perspective on SEND that prioritises societal and environmental change over a focus on cures or treatment.  She advocates for the integration of SEND students into regular school routine to foster inclusivity and progress for these students. The crucial aspect for Amy is to create an environment that supports SEND students, allowing space for growth rather than isolating or segregating them from their peers. 

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MEET THE TEACHER

Amy Baxter

Senior Education Adviser, SEND at Greenwood Academies Trust

Amy has experience teaching in a vast array of educational settings including special and mainstream schools and across the 3-19 age range. Amy also has substantial leadership experience in both special and mainstream schools, including the role of SENDCo. Her most recent senior leadership post was that of an Assistant Headteacher in an outstanding special school. Coaching and developing inclusive practice across settings is an area of great interest to Amy, having designed and delivered high impact, bespoke training for several settings.

MEET THE TEACHER

Amy Baxter
Senior Education Adviser, SEND at Greenwood Academies Trust 

Amy has experience teaching in a vast array of educational settings including special and mainstream schools and across the 3-19 age range. Amy also has substantial leadership experience in both special and mainstream schools, including the role of SENDCo. Her most recent senior leadership post was that of an Assistant Headteacher in an outstanding special school. Coaching and developing inclusive practice across settings is an area of great interest to Amy, having designed and delivered high impact, bespoke training for several settings.

IN CONVERSATION WITH

Bradley Busch
Psychologist at InnerDrive

Bradley is a chartered psychologist and director of InnerDrive. He is one of the leading experts on how schools and colleges can apply psychological research to improve learning and academic achievement. He is the co-author of The Science of Learning. His particular areas of interest in cognitive science are; retrieval practice, spacing, interleaving and motivation.

IN CONVERSATION WITH

Bradley Busch

Psychologist at InnerDrive

Bradley is a chartered psychologist and director of InnerDrive. He is one of the leading experts on how schools and colleges can apply psychological research to improve learning and academic achievement. He is the co-author of The Science of Learning. His particular areas of interest in cognitive science are; retrieval practice, spacing, interleaving and motivation.

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