I established ASEND in 2011 as a response to the decline in specialist services offered to schools as part of Local Authority “austerity” measures. I was a senior SEND professional with over 30 years’ experience in the UK and globally: I had been a teacher of Deaf Children, a SENCo, held leadership positions within schools and local authorities, managed a multidisciplinary team including staff from Health and Social Care and had an independent consultancy practice.
6 years later, ASEND is a highly specialised SEND-focused consulting, training and recruitment business providing innovative and cost-effective solutions to complex issues faced by schools, charities and local authorities.
My vision for ASEND was – and remains – to provide a seamless service that enables schools to achieve excellence in their SEND provision and ultimately improve outcomes for children.
The quality of the provision is a product of the people providing it – that is why ASEND is structured to provide advice, specialist support, staff and training; enabling schools to have the information, expertise and people they need to improve outcomes. We offer unrivaled opportunities to our candidates and a personalised service to all our clients.
Ultimately, ASEND exists to help providers give children and young adults the opportunities they deserve – I’m looking forward to another year of improving outcomes.