SEN Buddy is the brainchild of Lizzie Shearing, a Specialist Dyslexia Teacher and Assessor who, together with a group of SEND experts boasting decades of combined experience in the field, she created the SEN Buddy Community to provide much needed support for practitioners in this crucial area of education.

There are tens of thousands of people working in special educational needs in the UK alone.  What an incredible group of people, doing incredible work!  But many are isolated, under-resourced, over-worked and, often, lacking in support.


Imagine how much time we spend (that we can all ill afford) reinventing the wheel.  It’s time to buddy up and be stronger together!


We share values, we share challenges, we can relate to one another, we all want to make a difference.  And SEN Buddy is here so that we can be the best version of ourselves.


It’s the kind of support Lizzie would have loved to have benefited from throughout her career.

SEN Buddy is a Community for YOU. 

·         Providing support if you ever feel a little lost when teaching your pupils with SEND. 

·         To help you save hours and hours learning about the difficulties each child with SEND 

          experiences - and enabling you to learn at your own pace.

·         To help SENCos to train their staff using SEN Buddy on demand. 

·         To provide insightful reviews into useful technology to support your pupils with SEND.

·         With loads of practical ideas and tips about how to manage your workload.

When you join SEN Buddy, we are here to support you every step of the way, whether just for a month or on an on-going basis.