9 November 2023 - London
16 November 2023 - Manchester

Frances Akinde

Frances is a former headteacher of a secondary special school for learners ages 11 to 19 with autism and associated difficulties. A qualified SENCO, over the past 20 years she has worked in a variety of roles across primary, secondary, special/alternative provision and local authority, from Art/Design Technology teacher to an SLCN advisory teacher liaising with speech and language therapists across a local authority. In January 2023, Frances co-launched BAMEed SEND hub as part of the BAMEed Network, a diverse network for educators which aims to ensure diversity and address racial inequities in education. As a neurodivergent educator, Frances uses her experiences to support and mentor people who may be struggling in the workplace. She is also an anti-racism coach