Sabrina Hobbs

Sabrina has worked in a variety of different schools; from mainstream secondary, all-through SEN, and faith based. Much of her experience and transferable skill set has developed from leadership roles in the SEN sector where she has been able to harness energy and passion to realise and promote the true potential of young people regardless of ability or background.

She is currently the Principal of Severndale Specialist Academy for young people aged 3 to 19 with a range of learning difficulties. These include moderate, severe, complex and profound learning difficulties, those with autism, complex medical conditions and physical and mobility difficulties.

Sabrina has key skills in leading, managing and motivating highly skilled and inspirational teams with a proven record of achievement. In 2016 Ofsted commented: “Since becoming the principal of Severndale Specialist Academy in January 2016, you have worked well with senior leaders, governors and staff to build upon good practice and improve the school further. Senior leaders have
high expectations of themselves, staff and pupils and there is a shared ethos based around the school vision of ‘everyone valued, everyone included, everyone learning’. This is an inclusive and aspirational school in which leaders help pupils and staff to realise their potential.”

Sabrina is driven by the belief that our duty is to ensure our society is accessible and inclusive, maximizing opportunities across communities.

SEND Workshop – Making SEND work

In an era of high stakes and high accountability with fewer services and less money to work with, traditional strategies of making SEND work can seem like an unobtainable goal.

This workshop will give clarity as to why your current approaches may not be working, and give specific examples of analytical approaches that will save your budget and achieve success with the most hard to reach groups and individuals with SEND.

Identifying the right collaborations with stakeholders and partners as a key feature, this practical workshop will help you develop a plan to challenge misconceptions and mind-sets that can often limit progress and disengage both pupils and staff.  You will leave this workshop with the tools to find the real solutions to making SEND work in your setting.

Sabrina Hobbs