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Barbara Ball

Managing Director, ASEND

Barbara Ball is a senior SEND professional with over 30 years’ experience in the UK and globally: Barbara 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. 

Barbara Ball established ASEND in 2011 as a response to the decline in specialist services offered to schools as part of Local Authority “austerity” measures. 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.