I have a wealth of primary, secondary and specialist teaching experience locally, nationally and internationally across both the British National Curriculum and the globally recognised International Baccalaureate Curriculum. I have held the position of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator (SENDCo) for a decade across several of these establishments.
I qualified in 2006 with a BA Hons (2:1) English degree with Qualified Teacher Status and gained a Post Graduate Certificate of Advanced Educational Practice in Special Educational Needs and Disabilities in 2011.
In 2022, I achieved a Post Graduate Diploma in Dyslexia Research and Practice (Merit Level). This Level 7 qualification gives accreditation for Exam Access Arrangement (EAA) assessor status and also offers accreditation for being a Dyslexia Specialist Teacher and Assessor.
Since 2022, I have been registered with the Specific Learning Difficulties Assessment Standards Committee (SASC) as an approved assessor and also hold Associate Member of the British Dyslexia Association accreditation (AMBDA).
My Dyslexia Assessor's Practitioner Certificate (APC) has been in place since 2022 and is registered with the Professional Association of Teachers of Students with Specific Learning Difficulties (PATOSS).
My aim is to offer a Dyslexia-focused support service which will help enable learners to reach their full potential in all areas of their lives.
My ambition is to offer learners, parents, schools and communities a professional and personalised service to identify, and then support, the needs of each individual.
I aspire to help drive an individual-centred approach in schools and educational establishments to support the needs of the child or young person and to help educate the wider society of the lifelong needs, support strategies and advantages linked to Dyslexia.
I am passionate about developing confidence and self-advocacy in children and young people with Dyslexia, helping them to identify and utilise their toolbox of personalised strategies and to recognise and embrace their Dyslexic Advantage.