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Fiona Cuthbertson on lobbying for Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) reform



Fiona Cuthbertson is a political lobbyist who has been involved in politics for many years. A former councillor and parliamentary candidate, Fiona now runs a public affairs agency where she works on a cross-party basis to help people get involved in the political process and to lobby on a range of issues that affect people’s lives - including, but not limited to, Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).

She is also the author of a political thriller, Party Games, which reveals the dark arts of the political world.


Right support, right place, right time - the 2022 SEND green paper:…ht-place-right-time

Valerie Hannon’s think piece on The Future School:…eces/future-school

James’s TEDs talk ‘How to change the world’:

Making Change Stick:

Rethinking Ed Mighty Network:

The Rethinking Ed online conference (88 amazing talks):

The Rethinking Education podcast is hosted and produced by Dr James Mannion. You can contact him at, or on a social platform of your choosing:


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