Subject Leader in Education
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Julian is the subject leader of SEN and Inclusion and the programme leader for the National Award in Special Educational Needs Coordination. Special areas of interest for Julian, in a teaching and research capacity, include the promotion of inclusive attitudes through professional development and school improvement. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, a member of the Northampton PATOSS group and holds an SpLD Assessment Practising Certificate.
Prior to joining Northampton in 2010, Julian spent fifteen years in primary, middle, secondary and special-school classrooms in a diverse range of roles from supporting learners, as a teaching assistant, to managing provision and supporting colleagues as a teacher, SENCo and Senior Leader.
Julian has been a researcher on two funded research projects, including ‘Success at School’, a European project which examined methods for supporting young people who were at risk of not being involved with education, training or employment. Currently, he is involved in non-funded research investigating the impact of postgraduate training for Special Educational Needs Coordinators. Julian has supervised undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations since he joined the university.