NATALIE PACKER

Why Cognitive Science principles are relevant for students with SEND

About this expert insight

Natalie emphasises the importance of employing teaching methods that are adaptable and inclusive for SEND students, suggesting that the best practices involve tailoring and adjusting existing strategies rather than creating new ones. She also gives examples of what high-quality teaching for SEND students looks like and why such approaches are helpful in addressing individual needs and promoting effective learning.  

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MEET THE TEACHER

Natalie Packer

Director at NPEC Ltd. 

Natalie is an Independent Education Consultant, specialising in SEND and school improvement. She develops and delivers a wide range of training and support, including SEND reviews, to schools and multi-academy trusts (MATs). She is a trustee of Learn-AT multi-academy trust in Leicestershire. She is an associate for several national organisations including nasen, Whole Education, Forum Strategy and Leadership Matters. Natalie is the author of The Perfect SENCO and The Teacher’s Guide to SEND.

MEET THE TEACHER

Natalie Packer
Director at NPEC Ltd. 

Natalie is an Independent Education Consultant, specialising in SEND and school improvement. She develops and delivers a wide range of training and support, including SEND reviews, to schools and multi-academy trusts (MATs). She is a trustee of Learn-AT multi-academy trust in Leicestershire. She is an associate for several national organisations including nasen, Whole Education, Forum Strategy and Leadership Matters. Natalie is the author of The Perfect SENCO and The Teacher’s Guide to SEND.

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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