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SEND Leaders' Appreciation Day 2024

1st July 2024

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2024 Nominations from around the world

We want to thank ALL who serve in supporting those with special educational needs, learning difficulties and disabilities

5 years & growing ...

Dedicated to Sir Tim Brighouse (1940-2023)

A message from Dr Anita Devi, Originator of SEND Leaders' Appreciation Day:
At #TeamADL we value the hard work and commitment of SENCOs and SEND Leaders.  Our definition of a SEND Leader is broader than most.  SEND as we know stands for special educational needs and disability

We believe leadership is not about post, position or power.  It is about care, courage and collaborative influence (all three align with TeamADL values). 

So for us at TeamADL, SEND Leader includes, parents, carers, practitioners, academics and volunteers, to name a few. 

Therefore a SEND Leader, is someone who has clear values around inclusion and commits to the enablement of their values, by taking a positive step of action to make a difference and impact the lives of those with special educational needs and/ or a disability (0-25 years), for the better.

It's about sowing into the future of others, because we care.

This year, we have dedicated the year to Sir Tim Brighouse, as he has inspired many of us to be better versions of ourselves. There are many untold stories of hidden heroes.  We are just privileged to share a few. We hope that includes you and/or others in your network or circle of connection.  

Nominations open 1st - 31st May 2024

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SEND Leaders' Appreciation Day is on 1st July 2024