Inclusion In Focus Editorial Team

Our Editorial Team are SEN/Inclusion experts on hand to answer your tough SEN and inclusion questions!


Zena Martin
Editor-in-Chief, BA (Hons), PGCE, NPQH, PG Cert (SpLD)

Zena Martin is a widely experienced education professional, particularly in the SEND (Special Educational Needs & Disabilities) sector. 

A successful career in primary schools as a SENCO, Inclusion Manager and Deputy Head Teacher, Zena now shares her expertise and specialist teaching skills more widely in a consultancy and training capacity. She currently tutors on the National SENCO Award, and is an associate SENCO to several north-west primary schools.

Zena's extensive knowledge and experience enable her to maintain a perceptive working understanding of what schools require to meet the needs of all pupils. Equally, her relationships with schools allows her to knit together best practice for the benefit of all.

Zena has previously been involved in an EU project in Malta, training junior and kindergarten teachers in literacy and differentiation. She recently took this work to an International School in Sweden.


Andrew Colley gained qualified teacher status in 2009 and is currently a Lecturer in Special Education at The University of East London, Cass School of Education and Communities.  From September 2012 to February 2015 he worked at Granta School in Cambridgeshire where he taught young people aged 14 - 19 with profound and multiple learning difficulties. In February 2013, Ofsted reported that 'pupils (at Granta School) who have profound and multiple learning difficulties make outstanding progress'.

Between 2008 and 2012 Andrew worked in the Transition Phase at The Edith Borthwick School in Braintree, Essex, where he set up a dedicated centre for students with profound and multiple learning difficulties. In September 2011 Ofsted described the teaching in the centre as 'outstanding', and the curriculum as 'excellent'. In May 2011 Andrew hosted a conference at the school - Sharing Good Practice - for teachers of students with profound and multiple learning difficulties from around the UK. 

Andrew has had a number of books published for schools, and articles published in national newspapers and journals and is a trustee of EQUALS (www.equals.co.uk) - a charity dedicated to improving outcomes for people with special needs, and a former trustee of The Laughter Specialists – a charity which brings specially trained entertainers into hospitals, hospices, special schools and respite centres.

He believes that only by getting to know a young person with complex needs and treating him or her as a unique individual is it possible for that person to learn and develop.


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