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Elizabeth Burns

SENCO, St James’ Secondary School

Elizabeth has worked as in education for over 30 years and in SEN for over 20 years as a support teacher, an  Advisory Teacher for Speech, Language and Communication needs for Barnet LA 2003 – 2009,  and since 2009 as a SENCO. She completed the NASENCO Award in 2012.

Elizabeth set up and runs a very successful cross borough SENCO Forum which provides half termly meetings for SENCOs and  training opportunities for staff based on identified needs. She continues to deliver training on the Barnet NQT programme on Language and Communication needs and also delivers bespoke training for schools.  She has spoken at Optimus SENCO conferences.

Elizabeth  is a member of the NASEN SENCO Advisory Group.