Find your region

At Whole School SEND we recognise that understanding the local context is crucial to improving national SEND provision. Each region has a Regional SEND team, formed from school-based SEND practitioners, to support prioritisation of SEND across the region. Regional pages will also bring together information and research about your region, SEND resources, and contact details for specialists and SEND organisations.  

The Whole School SEND regions reflect the Department for Education's Regional Schools Commissioners areas.

 

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Find your region

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East of England and North-East London

This region covers the Local Authorities of Barking and Dagenham, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hackney, Haringey, Havering, Newham, Norfolk, Peterborough, Redbridge, Southend-on-Sea, Suffolk, Thurrock, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest     

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East Midlands, South Yorkshire and Humber

This region covers the Local Authorities of Barnsley, City of York, Derby, Derbyshire, Doncaster, East Riding of Yorkshire, Hull City, Leicester, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, North East Lincolnshire, North Lincolnshire,  Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, Rotherham, Rutland, Sheffield.  

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Lancashire and West Yorkshire

This region covers the Local Authorities of Blackburn and Darwen, Blackpool, Bolton, Bradford, Bury, Calderdale, Halton, Kirklees  Knowsley, Lancashire, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Sefton, St. Helens, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford, Wakefield, Warrington, Wigan, Wirral.

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North

This region covers the Local Authorities of Cumbria, Darlington, Durham, Gateshead, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Newcastle, North Tyneside, North Yorkshire, Northumberland, Redcar & Cleveland, South Tyneside, Stockton, Sunderland.

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South-Central England and North-West London

This region covers the Local Authorities of Barnet, Bedford, Bracknell Forest, Brent, Buckinghamshire, Camden, Central Bedfordshire, City of London, Ealing, Enfield, Hammersmith and Fulham, Harrow, Hertfordshire, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Islington, Kensington and Chelsea, Luton, Milton Keynes, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Reading, Slough, West Berkshire, Westminster, Windsor and Maidenhead, Wokingham.

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South East England and South London

This region covers the Local Authorities of Bexley, Brighton and Hove, Bromley, Croydon, East Sussex, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Kent, Kingston upon Thames, Lambeth, Lewisham, Medway, Merton, Portsmouth, Richmond, Royal Greenwich, Southampton, Southwark, Surrey, Sutton, Wandsworth, West Sussex.

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South West

This region covers the Local Authorities of Bath and North East Somerset, Bournemouth, Bristol, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, North Somerset, Plymouth, Poole Borough, Scilly, Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon, Torbay, Wiltshire.

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West Midlands

This region covers the Local Authorities of Birmingham, Cheshire East, Cheshire West and Chester, Coventry, Dudley, Herefordshire, Sandwell, Shropshire, Solihull, Staffordshire, Stoke, Telford and Wrekin, Walsall, Warwickshire, Wolverhampton, Worcestershire.

WSS National SEND Leaders

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Simon Knight

Simon Knight is Joint Headteacher at Frank Wise school in Banbury, a school for children aged between 2 and 19 with severe or profound and multiple learning disabilities. He has sat on the DfE panels developing both the Professional Standards for Teaching Assistants and the Standard for Teachers’ Professional Development. He regularly writes and contributes comment and content for a range of publications and organisations.

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Malcolm Reeve

Malcolm has worked in the field of SEND for 30 years and in that time has worked in adult provision, mainstream schools, and special schools. He has worked with children throughout the age range and with learning difficulties ranging from moderate to profound. Malcolm has been a Headteacher of three schools and one federation. He is a National Leader of Education, a Member of the National SEND Forum, and Patron of the Centre Algarve holiday centre for people with special needs.