Rebecca Gonyora - Director Of Inclusion

Rebecca Gonyora is the Director of Inclusion for Every Child, Every Day Multi Academy Trust (MAT). Her role includes supporting and working in collaboration with Headteachers, Senior Leaders and SENCOs in developing a person-centred approach to inclusion. Rebecca also works as a Deputy Regional SEND Leader (DRSL) for East of England and North East London. She is a NASENCO tutor and a Module Leader with Middlesex University working in collaboration with Real Training. In addition, she is a Trustee of Calibre Audio, a charity focused on audio reading resources for those with a visual impairment and dyslexia needs. 

Rebecca’s philosophy is centred on the understanding that every teacher is a teacher of SEND and every leader is a leader of SEND. She has more than 15 years’ experience working as a Senior School Leader, Deputy Headteacher, Assistant Headteacher and a SENCO in several inner-city schools. 

As part of these multi-faceted roles, she has developed and delivers a five-part course on levels of SEND leadership, supporting SENCOs to progress through a structured hierarchy of competencies in executive leadership skills. At its core, is the empowerment of SENCOs to practice distributive leadership whilst influencing others to prioritise SEND. 

She sits on several Local Authority panels, including Workstream 5 and a High Needs’ Funding Group. Recently Rebecca was commissioned to work with the Department for Education as one of their Trust and School Improvement (TSI) officers. This includes supporting schools and Trusts, to drive forward school improvement priorities. 


Master’s in Education (SEND) Middlesex University

Bachelor of Arts with Education Degree (English) - AU University

Certificate of Competence Psychometric Testing (CCET3) Middlesex University

Qualified Assessor Access Arrangements Middlesex University

National Qualification SENDCo Middlesex University

NPQ Executive ongoing Church of England

Professional Body Registration

Registered British Psychologist Society 

Registered British Trustee Association - Trustee (Calibre Audio)

Areas of Expertise and Support Offered:

Through her role as DRSL and Director of Inclusion, Rebecca has continued to develop her expertise to equip school leaders with skills and tools to improve their SEND offer by: 

  • Ensuring that all Trust schools, Headteachers and staff fulfil statutory duties with regard to the SEND Code of Practice (2015) and Equality Act (2010);

  • Ensuring Teaching Assistants and other professionals across Trust schools are deployed in a targeted way;

  • Developing policies, systems and processes that enable a joint SEND approach across schools;

  • Developing monitoring and quality assurance systems that allow for reasonable adjustments, including developing whole school approaches to adaptive teaching;

  • Ensuring all Trust schools have access to specialist support when assessing children with Special Educational Needs and disabilities;

  • Creating outstanding SEND provision in every school within the Trust; 

  • Improving the quality of teaching and experiences for children and young people with SEND; 

  • Ensuring SEN needs are identified and met in a timely manner.


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