LPEC is an educational consultancy based in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire which is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities including those with mental health needs.

It is led by Lorraine Petersen OBE who is lead consultant. LPEC specialises in the provision of training, advice and assistance to teachers, schools and other organisations on a range of Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) issues. Lorraine can offer SEND Training, SEND Reviews including whole school development & improvement, mental health support and training as well as a range of services to support SEND provision at local authority level.

About Lorraine

Lorraine has been a chair, keynote speaker and workshop facilitator at many national and international events and conferences as well as a consultant for a number of local and national organisations.

Currently she facilitates the NSEND Forum and FLSE organisations as well as a county wide SENCO Network.

Lorraine is a qualified Youth Mental Health First Aid Instructor and is currently developing a Train the Trainer programme for Mental Health Leads in Schools.

Lorraine has 25 years’ experience in the mainstream school environment as a teacher and Head Teacher. From 2004 – 2013 Lorraine was CEO of nasen, a charitable organisation supporting all those who work with children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities. As a result, Lorraine has many years’ experience of working with pupils with an array of special and additional needs and the teachers, SENCOs and support staff that work with them.

During her time as CEO of nasen, Lorraine worked on a number of projects with various agencies including the Department for Education, the National College of Teaching and Leadership (formally the Teaching Agency) and UKTI. She has been a chair, keynote speaker and workshop facilitator at many national and international events and conferences as well as a consultant for a number of national organisations.

Celebrating Lorraine’s Success

In 2009 Lorraine was awarded an OBE for her services to education.

In 2010 Lorraine was awarded the Outstanding Achievement Award at the Education Research Awards and in 2013 the Outstanding Achievement Award at BETT.

In 2013 Lorraine established Lorraine Petersen Educational Consultancy and currently works independently, delivering training and supporting schools and local authorities with their SEND policy and practice.

In 2015 Lorraine successfully completed the IPSEA SEN Foundation Legal Training and was appointed as an Associate Lecturer at the University of Worcester.

In 2016 Lorraine became an Advocate of the Chartered College of Teaching.

In 2019 Lorraine became a Youth Mental Health First Aid Instructor.

Lorraine in currently Director of Chadsgrove Teaching School Alliance and is Chair of Governors at Chadsgrove School.

She is also an Associate Education Expert with The Key for School Leaders, a Tutor on the NASENCO Award with Real Training and an ambassador for  Impact Education Software



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