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The four SWALSS officers work part time for the organisation. The division of their duties for the current academic year is set out in SWALSS Roles and Responsibilities 2018-19.
SWALSS Roles and Responsibilities
The four honorary officials give generously of their time to SWALSS in a voluntary capacity, as do all other members of the Executive Committee.
Below are a list showing who is who in SWALSS.
SWALSS Chair for 2018/20
Michael chairs meetings of the Executive Committee and has overall responsibility for the strategic direction and wellbeing of the organisation.
Michael is the headteacher of Cann Bridge School in Plymouth.
SWALSS Vice Chair for 2018/20
Deirdre supports the Chair and, as the Constitution states, will become Chair at the end of Michael’s term of office.
Deirdre is currently Director of Education.
SWALSS Hon. Treasurer for 2018/20
Helen is currently Headteacher of the Elmwood and Penrose Federation in Bridgwater, Somerset.
SWALSS Hon. Secretary for 2018/20
Mags is currently Headteacher of Crowdys Hill School in Swindon, Wiltshire.
Chief Executive Officer of SWALSS
Andrews' responsibility for a range of tasks, including close collaboration with the SEND teaching school alliances in the South West.
Andrew is a former special school and mainstream headteacher.
Executive Officer of SWALSS
Paul is one of the original founding members of the organisation and has been instrumental in its development from the start.
Paul is a former special school headteacher.
Finance and Conference Administration Officer for SWALSS
Issy is currently the School Business Manager at Bay Tree Special School in Weston Super Mare.
A member of the Executives
June Palmer is a Headteacher of Mayfield Special School in Torquay
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