My Story

PGCE, QTS, B.A. (Hons), M.Ed. Director, SENsational Tutors

Joanna has 20 years experience working with children, including 12 years supporting pupils with specific educational and behavioural needs. She has an exceptional understanding of the primary years and the training, experience, and skills necessary to be able to plan and deliver exceptional educational and behavioural support to all children and families.

Joanna was awarded a merit in her Master of Education degree in Inclusion, and Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties. She is a qualified teacher with a Postgraduate Certificate in Education, and has an undergraduate degree with honours in linguistics and phonetics from the University of Leeds.

Following attendance at the University of Leeds where she completed her undergraduate degree in Linguistics and Phonetics, she enthusiastically worked as a Behavioural Needs Assistant within a NHS multidisciplinary team in Coventry, UK. The opportunity to work alongside teachers, parents, SENCos, speech therapists, occupational therapists, psychologists, and nurses directly attributed to the broad insight and understanding that encompasses her style today. Joanna is able to demonstrate an understanding of the whole child. She was able to deploy a variety of strategies and interventions to target a number of educational, behavioural and health needs and thoroughly supports children to ensure that they are provided with a safe environment which enables them to thrive.​​​

With a developed sense of empathy towards others Joanna then decided to work as the only teacher in one of the largest slums in Northern India. Following this incredible experience Joanna was employed as an intern at The American School of London, UK. Upon successful completion she was then headhunted to become a founding member of Chadwick International School in South Korea.

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