Anita Devi believes in ‘the joy of learning’. She is an educator, policy developer, change strategist, author, writer and trainer with international teaching/ leadership experience from Eearly Years to postgraduate. Her expertise is in learning, SEND, inclusion & disability. Anita has worked previously as a Senior Leader, SENCO, SEN Advisory Teacher, SEN School Improvement Advisor and Senior Lecturer. In effect, she brings case-specific, as well as whole school and strategic expertise to the dialogue.
Since the launch of the SEND Reforms in 2011, Anita has worked with numerous local authorities and settings to support the ‘how’ of implementation. She is known for making the ‘how’ possible and communicating it effectively. A pragmatist, when it comes to social policy. In 2014, Anita co-founded Support 4 Learning iHub, a social enterprise committed to delivering SEND Support in the Community. Anita served on local and national posts for the National Association of Special Needs (nasen) for 10 years (2004-2014). It is during this period, Anita started the dialogue around SENCO wellbeing at a nasen AGM.
This year, saw the launch of #senco5aday by Anita. Currently, Anita is a PT doctoral student in Education and Social Justice at Lancaster University, a Regional Lead for #WomenEd and UK Development Manager for high quality blended CPD in SEND. www.AnitaDevi.com @Butterflycolour