Nicola Hutchings

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 as an Educational Psychologist for a number of years before taking a break to raise my young family.  I’ve always been interested in research and was involved in a regional and national research project for Rainbows Bereavement and Loss charity, and have been a member of the South Yorkshire management committee for the past twenty years.

Over the past ten years I enjoyed being part of the leadership team as SENCo and Inclusion Manager for a Sheffield primary school with an integrated resource. 

This role also incorporated work as the designated teacher for looked after children.  Within this setting, I completed my National SENCo award and accessed training to develop my coaching skills.

Since joining Fusion SEND Hub in September 2021, I have had the opportunity to further my interest in motor difficulties, and am currently a member of the Dyspraxia Foundation.  I’m excited to be part of a talented team of consultant teachers, and to be in the privileged position of supporting schools and SENCo’s across South Yorkshire, to enable children’s needs to be further recognised, understood and supported and to facilitate inclusive practice for all SEND learners and practitioners.