Before working for Fusion TSA, I started my career in teaching in 1999 and worked in mainstream schools for 4 years before going to work at Robert Ogden School (NAS) for 9 years where I worked right through from KS2 to post 16. I ran the primary department for 3 years before moving onto and SLD school, where I became the Moving and Handling co-ordinator as well as KS2 and KS3 teacher. In 2017 I completed my PGCE in Autism and Asperger syndrome at Sheffield Hallam University.
One of my favourite roles in Fusion is being the lead trainer. I am an advanced Team Teach trainer and Moving and Handling trainer and coordinator.
I am the lead training for the Essential Autism awareness course which is a specialist course developed by the National Autistic Society. I have received training to deliver modules from the mental health and well-being toolkit and I am also studying for my diploma in Trauma.
I have a particular interest in supporting young people with PDA and strive to keep up to date with the latest research and workshops in order to offer support and advice to schools on how to work with young people who present with this complex area of needs. I am fully trained in supporting schools on how to implement SCERTS and Boxall Profiles as assessment tools to monitor children’s progress.
I am passionate about improving the outcomes for all children and young people in education and have a proven expertise in managing challenging behaviour. I am committed to providing an outreach approach for schools and of sharing my expertise with other professionals. I am very good at looking at the bigger picture and trying to understand where the child or young person has come from and where they are hopefully going to go to achieve their full potential. I hope that within my training and sharing my expertise with others that I can make a positive impact on many children and young people’s lives and the staff who work with them.