Book Awards (P)

Lorraine has written or contributed to the following publications:


“Lost Girls: The overlooked children struggling to understand the written word”

“Unlike the majority of other reports on children’s reading, ‘Lost Girls: The overlooked children struggling to understand the written word’ shines a light on the girls who are struggling to read. The main premise is that a silent army of ‘lost girls’ is being overlooked because they are better at hiding their difficulties than boys. The report is based on analysis of NGRT data across England and Wales, and includes contributions from one of our Centres of Assessment Excellence and SEN specialist, Lorraine Petersen.”


Quotes from Lorraine on this report can be found at:















“The nasen guide to SEN” ISBN 9781901485790

“Take heed Mr. Gove”  ISBN 978 0-95667091-5

“Transforming the Role of the SENCO” ISBN10 0335242413

“Money Matters” – Special Children – February/March 2014

“The Changing Role of the SENCO” – SEN Magazine – January 2013

SEN Code of Practice–sp-308/3827-sen-code-of-practice

Meeting all children’s needs–sp-308/3622-meeting-all-childrens-needs

Supporting the vulnerable with their learning–sp-308/3369-supporting-the-vulnerable-with-their-education

The changing needs of 21st century pupils–sp-308/2453-the-changing-needs-of-21st-century-pupils

Articles for Special magazine, SEN magazine, SEC-Ed

SEND Magazine

September 2015 SEND magazine read about Lorraine’s career in an interview with the Editor Nick Clarke and read Lorraine’s article on SEND Code of Practice – one year on.

Rising Stars Blog – The Draft SEN Code of Practice

In A Nutshell – Making the Most of your Pupil Premium

Q&A in issue two of The SEND Practitioner


Article for “Education for Everybody” – The Changing Landscape of SEN