Althorpe & Keadby Primary School

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Trish Murphy

Governor Type Co-Opted
Term of office 2020- date 
Business/ Pecuniary interests  SEND consultant, Parish Councilor 
Other governance roles None
Material interests  None
Responsibilities  Safeguarding, Pupil Premium, SEND, Mental Health 

Personal Blurb


I have spent over 50 years in Education and was the former Headteacher of The Special Educational Needs Support Service in North Lincolnshire.

Having written extensively on Differentiation in 2006 I co-authored “Beyond Inclusion” with Dr Rona Tutt.

I have been both President of the National Association for Remedial Education and the National President for the National Association of Special Education al Needs (NASEN) in 2002 and 2003.

 It was however with my work with Behaviour pupils where I was awarded:

“Woman of Achievement in the Public Sector” in 2003. Part of the nasen delegations to Hong Kong  and lectured at the first TATA Learning Disabilities Conference in Mumbai in November 2006. I have lectured at the BESA/GESS shows in Dubai and at BESA/ASIA in Kuala Lumpur.

Recently I have semi- retired, married, opened a special vintage tea business, and become a Trainer for Head-teachers, Teaching staff and Teaching Assistants particularly Pupil Premium and Social, Emotional and Mental Health issues.

I am a regular trainer for many training companies and work  with many schools on Pupil Premium and SEND.

I am President of nasen I helped to establish TES SEN London and lectured there every October for 25 years and I was delighted to return in the 30th year of the Show.

I am currently the SEND Pupil Premium Governor at Althorpe and Keadby where I work closely with the leadership team to ensure the best practice for our pupils.