Meet the Team

Our Leaders are Leaders of SEND

Cheryl Gaughan
Fusion SEND Hub – Director and Strategic Lead


I began my teaching career in a mainstream infant school 18 years ago and because I was teaching so many children with additional needs read more……..
Theresa Humphreys
Fusion SEND Hub – Business Manager


 I joined Fusion from its inception in September 2014, having previously worked for the Learning Support Service in Sheffield read more…….
Jackie Naudin
Fusion SEND Hub – Consultant Teacher in SEND Team Leader

With a specialist interest in Language and Literacy

I am the team leader for Fusion’s Consultant Teachers in SEND who are based at Talbot Specialist School. My role is to read more …….
Olly Dean
Fusion SEND Hub – Consultant Teacher in SEND

With a specialist interest in Autism and Nurture

I am a Consultant teacher in SEND, and I have worked for the Fusion SEND Hub since September 2017. I previously read more…….
Debra Hetherington
Fusion SEND Hub – Consultant Teacher in SEND

With a specialist interest in EAL and Attachment

I have been a teacher for 40 years, half of which was spent as a classroom teacher and the latter half combining classroom read more……
Becci Laughlin
Fusion SEND Hub – Consultant Teacher in SEND

With a specialist interest in Mental Health and Wellbeing including Team Teach and Moving & Handling lead trainer

Before working for Fusion TSA, I started my career in teaching in 1999 and worked in mainstream schools for 4 years read more…….
Alison Burbeary
Fusion SEND Hub – Consultant Teacher in SEND

With a specialist interest in Maths and ADHA

I have been a consultant teacher in SEND for 9 years, working in a number of schools across Sheffield, advising on the most read more………
Kate Woodhead
Fusion SEND Hub – Consultant Teacher in SEND

With a specialist interest in Literacy and EAL

I have worked for Fusion S2S/Learning Support Service for over 15 years, having previously worked in a variety of schools in Sheffield as a KS1 read more ……
Nicola Higgins
Fusion SEND Hub – Consultant Teacher in SEND

With a specialist interest in Early Years and DLD

I have been a Consultant Teacher in SEND for Fusion since September 2019 and have enjoyed having the opportunity to work with a number of schools across Sheffield and read more…..


Charlotte Armitt
Fusion SEND Hub – Specialist in SEND

With a specialist interest in Communication and Behaviour

I have worked in the Education sector for the past 20 years both in Mainstream and Specialist school settings.  read more…….
Christie Mansell
Fusion SEND Hub – Specialist in SEND

With a specialist interest in Attachment Theory, Trauma and Therapeutic Parenting and a Moving & Handling trainer

I have a BA in Early Childhood Studies with a specialist in disability studies. I have worked for over 15 years with both children and adults with complex learning read more

We all have different strengths. Our great strength is specialist support for Children with SEND.
FUSION SEND Hub recognises the potential of working together to explore, innovate, evidence and share best practice and expertise with other schools. Fusion SEND Hub is committed to working in partnership with schools through school to school support to meet changes happening both across the City and Nationally.

We provide schools and families with support from a strong leadership team and a specialist team of Consultant Teachers in SEND. Our team work in partnership with schools to meet the needs and maximise the attainment of pupils with a range of learning difficulties and disabilities.

Our team has developed a core offer that aims to build capacity in schools to ensure that all pupils with identified difficulties are provided with the right support to optimise their development. This enables a number of flexible solutions that can be personalised and tailored to the individual needs of your school. You can also choose whether to sign up for a whole subscription package or identify only a few elements and have a bespoke package tailored to your needs. A consultant can visit your school and help you select solutions to plan the right fit for your school.