Education Committee conducts pre-legislative scrutiny on special educational needs

24 October 2012

The Committee is undertaking pre-legislative scrutiny of draft legislation on reform of provision for children and young people with Special Educational Needs. In this first of two sessions of oral evidence, the Committee will take evidence from local authorities, health, SEN organisations, educational institutions and Ofsted.


Wednesday 24 October 2012, Committee Room 15, Palace of Westminster  

At 9.30 am

  • Kathryn Boulton, Head of Access and Inclusion, Blackpool Council
  • Peter Gray, Consultant, Special Needs Consultancy
  • Jo Webber, Director of Ambulance Services Network and Deputy Policy Director, NHS Confederation

At 10.15am

  • Philippa Stobbs, Assistant Director at the Council for Disabled Children and Vice-Chair (Policy) of the Special Educational Consortium
  • Brian Gale, Director, Policy and Campaigns, National Deaf Children’s Society
  • Dr Charles Palmer, Head of Specialist Education Services, Children and Young People’s Service, Leicestershire County Council

At 11.00am

  • Graham Quinn, Head Teacher, New Bridge School
  • Di Roberts, Principal, Brockenhurst College
  • Christine Terrey, Executive Headteacher, Grays School and Southdown Junior School
  • Janet Thompson, National Adviser for disability and special educational needs, Ofsted

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