NATALIE PACKER

How can schools best support parents/guardians of children with SEND?

About this expert insight

Natalie suggests effective communication is key for supporting parents of children with SEND. Natalie explains how establishing a welcoming and inclusive environment is crucial. Regular check ins, formal and informal meetings are just some ways schools can offer parents or guardians a valuable opportunity to address concerns, share advice, and collaborate on enhancing their child's learning at home. 

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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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