Author: karenwatson


I was thrilled to be invited to the SEND Help conference in Chester Le Street this year. The team celebrated their first in person event since the pandemic, and what a day it was! The keynote by Emma Parker was insightful and inspiring. She has such a amazing breadth of knowledge of the SEND system. […]

Podcast Ep 13 Leading A Team

*New Pod Alert* Episode 13 is now available for listening wherever you get your podcasts. This weeks episode is all about Leading A Team. Especially within ASN, it can be hard to work out the people management aspect of the job. I mean, nobody told us about this at uni! Let’s take some time to […]

Podcast Ep 12 Writing Quality Targets

Time for another pod! This time the topic is Writing Quality Targets. My top tips for target writing are to ask yourself; Is it positive? Is it useful? Is it achievable? Is it measurable? Is it beneficial? Is it positive? If the answer to any of these is no, then it’s back to the drawing […]

New Podcast Episode Alert

My podcast is officially back for season two (it’s only taken a year… or two…) I thought I would ease us back in with an episode on Setting up an Accessible Classroom. I go through different aspects of classroom set up, such as Environment, Resources, Displays, Targets, Assessments, Transitions and Relationships, all the while thinking […]

One sleep to go…

By this time tomorrow, my first book will be out there in the world, and I couldn’t be more excited (or nervous). This book has been a real labour of love, and I really hope that it can help create a more accessible educational experience for our learners. Our education system is changing, it’s recognising […]