Are you an S.E.N.D. Radical?

To create a world without barriers for young people with S.E.N.D, co-producing change and supporting young people to aspire and achieve, we need a diverse, cross-sector network. Our strength lies in our ability to collaborate in non-traditional ways, thinking outside our roles and labels. So whether you work in education, business, government or elsewhere, as a family leader or in a paid role, you could be a S.E.N.D. Radical.

All we ask is a personal commitment to taking S.E.N.D. thinking forward, and making change happen.

If that sounds like you, we’d love you to apply.

Starting Oct 3, 2016


Our Principles

All S.E.N.D Radicals will commit to our 6 Radical Principles:

1. We question, challenge and innovate; on the front-line and behind the scenes

2. We work together to achieve our goals

3. We seek out and foster valuable connections between people we know

4. We maximise our impact by working out loud

5. We are led by the voices of the people we support and their families

6. We believe that a better future for young people with S.E.N.D. is everyone’s responsibility

The programme

The S.E.N.D. Radicals programme is designed to take your leadership to the next level and enable you to make change for people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.

It consists of:

  • An intensive development programme designed by Helen Sanderson and Jane Friswell, together with family leaders and young people, starting on October 3, 2016 and based around two online sessions each week with coaching and peer support built in, over four weeks with no need to travel
  • This programme will be conducted exclusively online, giving us the global reach we need to make the S.E.N.D Radicals movement influential on a global scale
  • A high-intensity learning experience formed by teamwork, personalised feedback, coaching, curated readings and the delivery of 8 projects in 4 weeks; designed to fast-track S.E.N.D leaders to the next level
  • The development and deployment of your personal Radical Goal, which you’ll work towards achieving, live, as the programme progresses
  • Lifetime membership of the S.E.N.D. Radicals movement; including ongoing opportunities for development, networking and collaborative change-making

If you’d like more detail on any element of the programme, get in touch.



What will you gain from the programme?


Different Radicals will gain different things from the programme.

To find out more, click on the sector that best describes you.

It’s not for everyone!

As the name suggests we are radical in name, design, nature and approach.

We’re looking for those with both the aspiration to make values-driven change and the drive to make it happen. You will be challenged. You will work differently. Your working culture and practices will be changed forever.

Apply today to register and contribute to a new and growing online international development community and transform your leadership for S.E.N.D.




We are currently recruiting for our first cohort of S.E.N.D. Radicals, who will be able to gain membership and course access for £850.00 (+VAT). The cost for future cohorts will be £1500.00 (+VAT).

There are no hidden charges or extras to pay for. This includes ongoing membership as a S.E.N.D. Radicals Alumni upon completion of the programme, which will give you access to ongoing updates and our alumni network.