Matthew Barnes is one of Her Majesty's Inspectors and the specialist advisor for SEND. He leads inspections in the mainstream and independent school sectors, including special schools. He also leads local area SEND inspections. Matthew has three children, a daughter and two sons who both have special educational needs.
As Matthew is Ofsted’s lead on SEND issues, he is the ideal person to bring members up to date with Ofsted’s current and future developments.
This is likely to include issues such as:
Changes to policy and the conduct of short inspections of good schools, and the impact of these changes
The findings of the review of the curriculum led by Amanda Spielman HMCI
The findings emerging from the Local Area SEND Reviews by Ofsted and the CQC
All senior leaders in any specialist or mainstream setting.