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Jan Martin

SEND expert
Local Authority SEN inspector, Ofsted

As well as being a Local Authority SEN inspector (primary & secondary mainstream and special schools), she has held Local Authority senior leadership roles as Head of Inclusion and Head of School Improvement. She has successfully provided intervention programmes for failing special schools and PRUs, and helped many special schools to achieve outstanding inspection outcomes. She is regularly invited by primary and secondary mainstream Headteachers to carry out reviews of SEND, EAL and Inclusion. She is a School Improvement Specialist for special schools and PRUs in Brent and Harrow and for individual special schools around the country. Jan is an experienced trainer in SEND, Inclusion and behaviour, and has written and delivered an MA module on behaviour at the University of Northampton. She provides training for Buckinghamshire, Brent and Harrow LAs on SEND, in addition to delivering at national conferences and for Training Schools. Jan has extensive and recent Ofsted experience.

Jan is leading an assessment project for Brent and Harrow Special schools that is now gaining local and national interest, with the involvement of 25 local primary schools. She has written two e-books for Optimus publishers on Measuring Progress of SEND pupils and writing Case Studies for SEND pupils, and writes articles on SEND for several educational journals.