Professor Adam Boddison

An Inclusive Leader blending Education and Enterprise

Prof Adam Boddison is an inclusive and innovative leader of education and enterprise with a broad portfolio of experience both in the UK and overseas.

Adam is Chief Executive at the National Association for Special Educational Needs and Chair of Whole School SEND. He is a National Leader of Governance and sits on the boards of the Active Learning Trust and the Academies Enterprise Trust, which together provide education for more than 40,000 children across 80 schools (and 6600 staff) spanning primary, secondary and specialist settings. Adam is a Trustee of the Potential Trust, a member of the National SEND Forum and a Fellow of the RSA as well as Chair of the National SEND Reference Group. Prior to this, Adam was Founding Director of the Centre for Professional Education at the University of Warwick and Academic Principal for IGGY (a global educational social network for gifted teenagers).  He is a Visiting Professor at the University of Wolverhampton, a published author and a qualified clinical hypnotherapist.

Adam is also:

Notable experience includes:

– Director of the Centre for Professional Education at the University of Warwick, where Adam led the centre to Ofsted Outstanding judgements for both primary and secondary teacher training provision and ran a number of international education projects

– Academic Principal for the global educational social network, IGGY

– Chief External Examiner for the Undergraduate Secondary Education  Degree at Edge Hill University 

– 10 years experience in the Residential Life Team at the University of Warwick, including five years as Warden of the Heronbank and Lakeside Student Village 

– Author of The Maths behind the Magic 

– Series Editor for a suite of A-level Maths and Further Maths text books (Harper Collins, Cambridge International Education)

– Public profile through the media and through research/conferences

– Qualified clinical hypnotherapist (Institute of Clinical Hypnosis)

Adam’s other notable memberships:

– Special Schools Voice – a collaborative assembly, offering a voice to special schools

– National SEND Forum – a politically neutral forum of providers, champions and commissioners of SEND, facilitated by FLSE (Federation of Leaders of Special Education)

– Adam chairs the SEND Reference Group, a national coalition of specialists convened to provide expert advice to the Department for Education