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Pearl Barnes

SEND Consultant and Executive Director , SENDISS

Pearl is a Past President of NASEN (National Association of Special Educational Needs) and has worked within the field of SEN for twenty years.  As a member of the Children’s Emotional Wellbeing Group at the Royal College of Psychiatrists she worked within a multiagency team to develop training materials for health and educational professionals.

She has worked as a Local Authority Consultant, SENCO, Head of Learning Support and as Head of Education of a special school for children with complex physical needs before becoming an independent send consultant and writer. She is a member of the Expert Inclusion Panel at the Department for Education advising upon the accessibility of test materials.