Sabrina Hobbs

Sabrina Hobbs

Principal, Severndale Specialist Academy

Sabrina is a leading voice of educational reform, having achieved the only DfE exemption in the country for a school to work directly with 19-25 year olds with Learning Difficulties. Principal of the largest Special School in England, Severndale Specialist Academy, she leads 280 members of staff who cater for 400+ children and young people aged 3-19, across  3 sites, with the full spectrum of learning difficulties.

She’s an active member of the Headteachers’ Roundtable Core Group, Vice Chair of the West Midlands SEND Forum, and sits on the Executive Board of the 2 Teaching Schools within Shropshire.

Sabrina has key skills in leading, managing and motivating highly skilled and inspirational teams with a proven track record of achievement in both mainstream and special schools, sharing her knowledge and experience to great effect in publications and events with the Chartered College, Schools Week, NAHT union, and Nasen.

Sabrina is driven by the belief that we shape a productive and prosperous society through inclusion; where everyone accesses positive life choices and contributes to a dynamic and inclusive community. ‘Education shapes our future generation, so let us ensure our structures enable both economic and social success for all’.

Workshops | Block A

County Hall Suite

How to improve schools when no one is really sure what good practice looks like! | Becky Allen The New DfE ITT Framework and its Relationship to Teacher Recruitment and Retention’.  | Prof Sam Twiselton OBE The rise and fall of the EHCP… What are our options?  | Sabrina Hobbs Session overviews How to improve […]