About Us


For over eight years, a unique partnership of SEN leads across the region has been collaborating to run the National Award for SEN Coordination, the follow-on SEN Master’s Suite programmes a range of level 3 and 4 courses for SEN practitioners in schools and settings.

The Eastern Partnership UK (SEND) works in collaboration with Local Authorities, schools and Multi-Academy Trusts across the eastern region to provide SEN professionals with access to a suite of training programmes.

The programmes have enabled nationally prescribed courses to run successfully in local areas, ensuring SENCOs achieve the required learning outcomes whilst building local knowledge and developing effective support networks.

The Eastern Partnership UK (SEND) also offers an innovative audit and planning school improvement tool focusing on special educational needs and disability (SEND), known as aptGO. In addition, it is the home of the Regional SEND Forum through which the latest educational news and research is shared and a platform for discussion is provided.

The training, administration and quality assurance processes for the Eastern Partnership UK (SEND) have moved from the Eastern Leadership Centre to Herts for Learning.

With 520 shareholder schools, Herts for Learning Ltd is the UK’s largest Schools’ Company. A not-for-profit organisation dedicated to raising standards and improving teaching and learning, Herts for Learning provides high quality teaching, learning, leadership and business support services to schools and education settings in Hertfordshire and beyond. To find out more about Herts for Learning please visit: www.hertsforlearning.co.uk

If you would like to contact Angela Scott or any of the Eastern Partnership UK (SEND) team then please don’t hesitate to call 01438 845 734 or email easternp.send@hertsforlearning.co.uk

*Note. There is interchangeable use of the term SEN/SEND used throughout this website.

Eastern Partnership UK (SEND) Regional Lead

Angela Scott

Angela has an Advanced Diploma, an MA in specific learning difficulties (dyslexia) and over 35 years of experience as a teacher working in a variety of leadership roles across all phases of education and within large organisations.

She has set up and run a range of education teams and services focusing on improving outcomes for children and young people with SEND and in recent years was head of the specialist teaching services in Cambridgeshire. Her time as SEN HUB coordinator for the National Strategies enabled her to lead on a series of high profile projects working in partnership with schools and SEN leads from local authorities across the east region.

Angela has continued this regional work and is the lead for a wide range of SEND certificated and accredited professional development initiatives including the National Award for SEN Coordination and the SEN Masters suite.

She is author of a number of innovative self- evaluation tools for improving leadership of SEND in schools and settings, and regularly leads training and professional development events working in partnership with regional and national bodies.