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Tricia Murphy

SEND consultant and former president of NASEN

Tricia Murphy (nee Barthorpe) has been both  President of the National Association for Remedial Education and the National President for the National Association of Special Education al Needs (NASEN) in 2002 and 2003.

It was however with her work with Behaviour pupils she was awarded: “Woman of Achievement in the Public Sector” in 2003.

Tricia has authored many books, including on “Differentiation your Responsibility” and the Disability Discrimination Act. In 2006 she has published “ Beyond Inclusion” with Dr Rona Tutt

Recently she has herself semi- retired, married, opened a special vintage tea business and become a Trainer for Head-teachers, Teaching staff and Teaching Assistants on many aspects concerning education.
She was part of the NASEN delegation to Hong Kong in July 2006 and lectured at the first TATA learning Disabilities Conference in Mumbai in November 2006 and was part of the NASEN delegation to Mumbai and Kolkuta in November 2008.  She lectured at the BESA/GESS shows in Dubai (March 2009 and April 2010) and at BESASIA 2010 in Kuala Lumpur  2011.

As President of nasen she helped establish TES SEN London and has lectured there every October for 24 years

She has been described as “warm and witty with an earthy sense of realism about the world of education”