Lorraine Petersen OBE, Chief Executive Officer of nasen, joined us for a live online Q & A on 7 December 2011. She answered your questions about special educational needs provision following the Government's Green Paper, issues around personal budgets, the introduction of Education, Health and Care Plans, and Local Authorities and their statutory duty.
nasen is the leading organisation in the UK which aims to promote the education, training, advancement and development of all those with special and additional support needs. It reaches a huge readership through its journals: British Journal of Special Education, Support for Learning, new on-line publication Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs and the magazine Special.
As Chief Executive Officer of nasen, Lorraine has worked on numerous projects with the Department for Education, the Qualifications and Curriculum Development Authority and the Training and Development Agency. Lorraine is also a member of a number of advisory groups including UKTI Sector Advisory Group for Education and Skills (SAGES). During her 25 year teaching career, Lorraine has worked with pupils with an array of special and additional needs within mainstream settings and in June 2009 Lorraine was awarded the OBE for services to education.