Postgraduate in Specific Learning Disabilities,

Postgraduate in Education,

Specific Learning Disabilities - Patoss,

Postgraduate in Specific Learning Disabilities,

Postgraduate in Education,

Specific Learning Disabilities - Patoss,

About Me

Qualified, specialist teacher
28+ years experience
SENCO, autism and dyslexia

Tutor Specialisms and Experience
  • KS1/KS2 Teacher
  • Dyslexia Assessor
  • Academic challenges – primary general
  • Maths
  • English
  • Spelling and reading
  • Speech and communication
  • Social emotional and/ or behaviour challenges
  • Behavioural challenges
  • Confidence and self-esteem
  • Autism
  • Dyslexia
  • Dyscalculia
  • Global Developmental Delay
  • Other
Experience, training and skills

I have extensive expertise as a primary teacher, teaching across the range, mainly Y2-Y6 and 12 years as a SENCO in a primary school. I devised and managed SEND provision, managing and training learning assistants and teachers. I devised and delivered provision for the teaching and learning of pupils with special educational needs including autism (ASD), dyslexia, dyscalculia, social & communication difficulties, specific language impairment, ADHD and ADD.

I worked closely for many years with the outreach team of a leading school for autism to set up provision and teaching for pupils with autism in a mainstream provision, achieving positive outcomes for all pupils. Also, I have worked closely with the head of the Speech & Language service to deliver speech and language services within mainstream school

As a Specialist Advisory Teacher for Dyslexia & Dyscalculia (SpLD) I carry out diagnostic assessments for dyslexia and exam access arrangements, as well as delivering personalised programmes of teaching for individual pupils with SpLD , in primary and secondary schools.


AMBDA – Associate Member of the British Dyslexia Association- Level 7Patoss- SpLD Assessment Practising Certificate- Professional Association of Teachers of students with Specific Learning Difficulties
Exam Access Arrangements – Communicate-Ed
Postgraduate Diploma in Specific Learning Difficulties (dyslexia) – The Institute of Education, University of LondonPostgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE), University of Surrey Bachelor of Social Science- (Hons) University College Dublin

My Teaching Philosophy

Every pupil is unique, all teaching and learning is based on a multi-sensory cumulative approach in a relaxed atmosphere, which is tailored to the individual’s needs, interests and abilities; to develop and promote self-esteem and the drive to achieve and master skills, to facilitate the achievement of the best possible outcomes for the learner.

Something sensational about me

My SENsational experience:
  • Teaching experience 28 years qualified teacher status – 16 years experience as class teacher across primary range
  • Inclusion Leader – Special Educational NeedsCo-Ordinator for 12 years across primary range
  • Specialist AdvisoryTeacher-Specific Learning Difficulties-dyslexia –with an Inner London Local Authority for dyslexia and literacy /numeracy difficulties- 6 years assessing/teaching pupils(primary & secondary), advising and training staff in primary and secondary schools
  • Independent Specialist Tutor


  • Institute of Education, London
    Postgraduate in Specific Learning Disabilities

  • University of Surrey
    Postgraduate in Education

  • Specific Learning Disabilities - Patoss
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