The society is based around Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).
Our aim is to bring awareness and spread knowledge about the topic of SEND, as well as the political and social issues surrounding it. Our intention will be to raise awareness of topics such as funding for schools, colleges, and universities and have guest speakers come in and speak to students who are studying subjects such as Special Education and Education Studies about what help from charities is available for children, young people and adults who may come under the SEND category.
In addition to this, as a way of raising money for the society so it could be funded, we would host charity events and fairs to spread the message and awareness of SEND, as well as having a fun time in doing so.
The Founder and President
The Founder and Presisent of the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Society is Bilal Khan. He is also the Course Representative for the BA. Special Eudcation Level 4 programme.
Bilal has had a lifelong connection with SEND, having been a wheelchair user from a young age and being diagnosed with cerebral palsy at birth. Bilal is a Learning Support Assistant at the school he was educated at as a student from Year 7 to Year 13. Bilal's career goal is to become a Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Co-Ordinator (SENDCO) in secondary education and to trasnform the hopes and educational outcomes to others in a similar position to him.
Bilal's motto is "Never look back and make what you want possible"
Nadine Pinnock is the Secetary of the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Society. Nadine is also a BA. Special Education Level 4 student.
Prior to Nadine's education studies, she worked in peadiatric care with children who have complex needs for over 15 years. Nadine has worked with and cared for children and young people with SEND needs. Nadine is passionate about children, young people and their affairs, especially their health, education and care needs. Nadine is passionate about making sure children and young people with SEND needs have a voice to be heard, listend to and addressed.
As well as studying, Nadine is also an Associate Pastor of the Urban United Pentecostal Church of God, Wembley, where she offers pastoral care to her members.
Nadine's motto is ''No one is perfect, that is why pencils have erasers"
Grace Micheal is the Finance Officer for the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Society. Grace is also a BA. Special Education Level 4 Student.
Grace is a very companionate person and always looks for the best in everyone and everything she does. In addition to this. In addition to this, Grace is a Learning Support Assistant (LSA) in a post-16 setting helping students with SEND needs.
Grace's motto is "Acceptance is the key to success"
On behalf of everyone at the SEND Society I would like to send out our deepsest sympathies to Captain Sir Tom Moore's family. A remarkable man who raised over £35 million for the NHS during the COVID-19 pandemic, a true national tressure who will be deeply missed by all. Captain Sir Tom Moore will forever be in our memories.
“We will get through it in the end but it might take time, but at the end of the day we shall all be OK again… the sun will shine on you again and the clouds will go away” - Captain Sir Tom Moore
Founder and President of the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Society.