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 ‘Working with Daniel is one of the few times in my career that I've not only had a lightbulb moment but an experience that changed my perceptions of learning.’


Brian Lightman - Director of Lightman Consulting

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Brian Lightman was General Secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders from September 2010 - January 2016. Brian is an accomplished speaker who is acknowledged as an authority on the English and Welsh education systems. His broad experience spanning 38 years has included 2 headships, extensive representation on UK and Welsh Assembly Government committees, being an external examiner and an Estyn inspector.


Now self-employed he has a wide ranging portfolio which includes working with individual and groups of schools,  providing coaching and training for middle and senior leaders, professional development and support for school improvement. He has governance roles in two academy trusts and is a director of the Careers and Enterprise Company. He recently published a book ‘Lessons Learned? A life in Education . A review and interview about this can be found here.


Daniel Sobel - CEO and Founder of Inclusion Expert

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Daniel Sobel MA Ed (Psychology) FCMI FCIC FRSA is the Founder and Lead Consultant of Inclusion Expert. An internationally respected leader in inclusive education, he has advised the Department for Education, the European Union and governments abroad.


Daniel is a well-known speaker at national and international conferences, and he has written for publications including Headteacher Update, The Times Educational Supplement and The Guardian. He is the author of several works, including The Pupil Premium Handbook and The SEN Code of Practice Pack.  Narrowing the Attainment Gap was published by Bloomsbury Press in January 2018.


Under Daniel’s leadership, Inclusion Expert has grown into one of the country’s most respected education consultancies, which has worked with over 1,500 schools in the UK and abroad. Daniel and his team together share a vision that every child deserves the opportunity to achieve their potential, regardless of need, background or ability. This vision continues to drive Inclusion Expert’s ethos and has resulted in recognition from - amongst others - The Educational Business Awards and The Education Investor Awards.