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Professional Development and Training

Supporting our colleagues in specialist settings

Our Teaching School Hub team are delighted to welcome Kenny Wheeler to the consultancy team. Kenny will support our ECF facilitators in the national roll-out of the Early Career Framework. 

Meet Kenny Wheeler, our SEND Innovation Lead

Our Teaching School Hub team are delighted to welcome Kenny Wheeler to our consultancy team. Kenny will support our ECF facilitators in the national roll-out of the Early Career Framework. 

Teach First's ECF materials have been co-created and piloted in a range of schools and educational institutions, including specialist settings. Kenny will ensure that our delivery of these materials supports Early Career Teachers within these schools/institutions.

Kenny Wheeler is a qualified teacher and leader with more than 20 years experience in the education sector. His teaching career has included working in further education and secondary education settings.  Kenny became a SENCO in 2002 and worked with his local authority to develop SEN practices for the benefit of other settings as well as his own. He later worked in a National Teaching School which saw him deployed to other settings as part of focused school to school support. During this time, he also had responsibility for introducing and delivering the Middle Leadership Development Programme and went on to become a subject expert for the NPQML and NPQSL. This experience and knowledge then led to Kenny working in Surrey for Babcock 4S as a School Effectiveness Consultant for Inclusion and Leadership. He gained experience in supporting schools to further develop practices in order to improve outcomes for vulnerable learners. On leaving Babcock, Kenny worked for a literacy charity as a senior consultant supporting schools in disadvantaged areas and overseeing the work of other consultants in delivering support and training to schools.

Kenny is a speaker and writer. He has contributed to several conferences and has had several articles published in leading publications (SEN Leader, School Business Manager, Education Executive, TES). In addition to this, he has delivered the NASENCO Award in partnership with Kingston University.

Kenny is passionate about coaching in order to support sustainable leadership development in schools.