Dr Adam Boddison is the Chief Executive for nasen with responsibility for strategic direction and operational delivery across the full breadth of nasen’s activity. Prior to this, Adam held a number of senior education roles including Director of the Centre for Professional Education at the University of Warwick, Academic Principal for IGGY (an educational social network for gifted teenagers) and West Midlands Area Coordinator for the Further Mathematics Support Programme. In addition to a range of teaching and leadership posts in both primary and secondary schools, Adam has a portfolio of education research and international education projects.
Adam will provide an update on national SEND policy and implementation in this final year of the reforms.
Dr Jo Potier is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Lead for Liverpool Fresh CAMHS at Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust. She has been developing services for children with complex mental health needs for the past 10 years and is passionate about increasing access to services for children and young people with significant vulnerabilities who may be hard to reach or out of reach. One of her many roles as Clinical Lead has been to develop the CAMH provision in schools in Liverpool and she herself provides support and consultation to one of its SEMH schools.
Jo's keynote will focus on 'Surviving or thriving: teaching, learning and children’s development'.