SPACE Hertfordshire is delighted to announce the appointment of Chris Russell as Project Lead.

Chris brings with him almost 20 years of experience working in the world of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), most recently as Hertfordshire County Council’s DSPL4 Area Manager and SEND Lead.

In this new role he will bring his extensive experience and expertise to the organisation for the benefit of many of our SPACE families.

Chris’s career has been dedicated to working with disabled children and young people and he is passionate about implementing change and delivering support and services that makes a real and direct difference.

He has previously run an autism provision in a mainstream school, taught braille, white cane skills and Makaton and accredited the UK’s second mainstream school with the National Autistic Society.

Chris said “I am thrilled to be part of the SPACE team. I’ve worked alongside many organisations and have always been impressed by the direct and positive impact SPACE makes with the families, children and young people they support. My entire career has been spent striving to help young people with SEND achieve the quality of life they deserve and I’m looking forward to being able to continue that work with SPACE.”

Chris also works as an independent SEND consultant, offering bespoke advice, guidance and training to you people, families, schools and settings. You can find out more about Chris at