Cherryl is an assistant headteacher at an ‘outstanding’ special school in the North West of England, and a specialist leader of education for SEND and inclusion, with an MA in SEND. Cherryl has experience of working with children between the ages of 2 and 19 who have medical complications, behavioural challenges, or may be on the autistic spectrum. She also has experience with children with ADHD, speech and language impediments and global development delay. As a co-writer of a course for training TAs on working with children with SEND, she regularly advises schools on how to work with children with special needs. Last year, Cherryl was commissioned to write a book titled ‘Supporting Children with Special Educational Needs in the Mainstream Classroom’, which was published in 2017. Her second book is now in progress. Alongside her books, she regularly writes for several magazines, including ‘Innovate my School’ and ‘Teach Primary’. Each Wednesday, Cherryl and her colleague host a chat on Twitter; #SENexchange allows Cherryl and others to increase their collective knowledge of SEND.