Meet the Team

Our Leaders are Leaders of SEND

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.

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 – Office Manager


 I joined Fusion from its inception in September 2014, having previously worked for the Learning Support Service in Sheffield read more…….
Olly Dean
Fusion SEND Hub – Assistant Director

With a specialist interest in Neurodiversity

I am Assistant Director of Fusion SEND Hub and the Team Leader for the Consultant Teachers in SEND, and I have worked for the Fusion SEND Hub since September 2017. I previously worked read more…….

Jackie Naudin
Fusion SEND Hub – Consultant Teacher in SEND

With a specialist interest in Language and Literacy

I am a Consultant Teacher in SEND for Fusion SEND Hub.  My role is to ensure that I am at the forefront of any current research in SEND and that this specialist knowledge 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 ADHD

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…..


Nicola Hutchings
Fusion SEND Hub – Consultant Teacher in SEND

With a specialist interest in Motor Skills

I started my teaching career as a primary teacher in Doncaster, moving onto become an Assistant Educational Psychologist in Doncaster.  After gaining my Masters degree in Educational Psychology, I worked for Rotherham Local Authority read more…….
Catherine Needham
Fusion SEND Hub – Consultant Teacher in SEND

With a specialist interest in Communication and Language

After completing my degree in English Language and Linguistics at Sheffield University, I struggled to choose between teaching and speech and language therapy. I chose teaching but have always had a special interest in speech and language read more……..
Louise Kelly-Scott
Fusion SEND Hub – Consultant Teacher in SEND

With a specialist interest in Phonics and Early Reading

I joined Fusion SEND Hub as a Consultant Teacher in January 2022 and I have a specialist interest in phonics and early reading. I began my career in education 18 years ago, initially as a teaching assistant for 7 years, supporting children and young people with SEN before deciding to go to university and qualify as a teacher. read more…..
Alethea Broadway
Fusion SEND Hub – Consultant Teacher in SEND

With a specialist interest in Literacy

I have been a teacher for almost 17 years and have taught in schools in Sheffield, Mansfield and Leicester.  I have taught in KS1 and KS2 and have also had a variety of roles including KS1 Lead, Maths Co-ordinator, Acting Deputy Head,.  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 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.