About Me

A specialist SEN teacher with both mainstream and special need schools experience. 6 years' specialist experience working with pupils with a range of needs including Autism, ADHD/ ADD, PDA, Dyslexia, Speech and Language difficulties as well as mental health and Emotional and Behavioural difficulties.
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Specialist Experience and Skills

I started working with children within a play worker role whilst I was attending University in 2009 and was responsible for creating play opportunities for a variety of children aged between 4 - 16 years old. During my time in this role, we were able to take the children on many trips including a residential trip to Dorset and another to Norfolk. With these trips I had further opportunities to work alongside young people to build their social and emotional skills.

I was part of the special needs SEN team within a primary school in North London and worked as a 1:1 teaching assistant... Read More
I started working with children within a play worker role whilst I was attending University in 2009 and was responsible for creating play opportunities for a variety of children aged between 4 - 16 years old. During my time in this role, we were able to take the children on many trips including a residential trip to Dorset and another to Norfolk. With these trips I had further opportunities to work alongside young people to build their social and emotional skills.

I was part of the special needs SEN team within a primary school in North London and worked as a 1:1 teaching assistant supporting pupils with Autism and behavioural difficulties for two years before heading back to University for my PGCE in General Primary. After qualifying I began teaching in a mainstream school and found that my passion was special needs (SEN) teaching. After a year I made the switch to a special needs school and have had fantastic opportunities to teach pupils with a range of needs ranging from Autism to Downs Syndrome.

As part of my teaching roles I have developed my differentiation skills and feel very strongly about the importance of providing an individualised curriculum for each pupil based upon both their needs and interests. Over the last five years I have been able to plan and prepare a variety of lessons for children both with and without additional needs. Some lessons that I have taught include; English, maths, science and topic. I can plan learning tasks based upon individual children’s needs to ensure that all pupils feel successful in their learning. For example, in a recent role by using an online assessment tool I was able to plan lessons and could prepare engaging learning tasks to ensure every pupil was able to meet their targets. Before planning for the next lesson, I can evaluate the previous lesson by looking at the pupil’s learning and the progress made.

In my previous full-time role, I was responsible for the subject of English across the school and some of my responsibilities included; advising others on teaching phonics and observing teaching. As part of this role I also attended courses for phonics, reading and writing. I have completed an ELKAN qualification in verbal communication with pupils with ASD. Many of the skills that I have learnt throughout the course have helped me when working with children with language difficulties and other additional needs.

Having taught children in year 1 and 2 in both mainstream and special need schools, I have been able to observe different strategies that are used to teach phonics in different settings and have developed a multi-sensory approach that allows children lots of opportunities to learn their sounds using different tools such as interactive games and practical hands-on activities.

When working with children with different types of Autism including Pathological Demand Avoidance, I have been able to tailor my approach to meet the social, emotional and learning needs of these children and have found that phrasing instructions and requests in different ways will allow the child to feel more comfortable approaching new tasks and more likely to succeed as they can take ownership of the tasks being put forward.

I enjoy being creative with sessions and planning for practical activities that ensure that children both enjoy their learning activities and are able to develop a range of skills that can be applied to other areas of life. For example, when teaching pupils about healthy eating, we explored different types of food groups and selected foods we wanted to try out. We made a shopping list and took a trip to the local supermarket to buy the ingredients to make our own healthy eating meal. The children took ownership of the activity and were able to find products in the supermarket and identify the correct coins to pay for their shopping. When we returned to school, we worked as a team to prepare the meal and sat down together to eat it.

Throughout my teaching experiences in special need primary and secondary schools I have been able to implement many behaviour management strategies that I have learnt during training courses. These courses have helped me to further understand the reasons and triggers behind certain behaviours and how best to try and overcome these. Having taught some children with additional behaviour difficulties including children struggling with their mental health I have found I am most successful when the children and young people have clear expectations of what is expected of them and have achievable goals. Feeling successful and supported is all they need to thrive and to develop as a young person.

My Teaching Philosophy

I truly believe that all children have a right to succeed and it is our responsibility as educators to ensure that we do all that we can to create positive and memorable learning experiences for the young people in our care. By providing these learning experiences, we are helping to create a love of learning and the belief that every child can achieve every success throughout their lifelong learning journey.

Something Sensational About Me

I really enjoy taking part in fitness challenges and I recently completed a 2 hour spinathon to raise money for a local special needs school.

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Availability

  • Monday 09:00-18:00
  • Tuesday 09:00-06:00
  • Wednesday 09:00-17:00
  • Thursday 09:00-18:00
  • Friday 09:00-16:00
  • Saturday 10:00-13:00

Qualifications and Training

- Qualified Teacher Status - BA HONS Early Years Education - PGCE SCITT General Primary - Elklan Verbal Communication with ASD pupils - Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties for Teachers and TA’s - Maximising Progress of Students with ESBD - Hertfordshire Step on Training - Solution circles - Zones of Regulation - Statutory Assessment and Moderation; KS1 Reading and Writing and KS2 Writing - Statutory Assessment and Moderation: Achieving the Place Value Elements in KS1... Read More
- Qualified Teacher Status - BA HONS Early Years Education - PGCE SCITT General Primary - Elklan Verbal Communication with ASD pupils - Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties for Teachers and TA’s - Maximising Progress of Students with ESBD - Hertfordshire Step on Training - Solution circles - Zones of Regulation - Statutory Assessment and Moderation; KS1 Reading and Writing and KS2 Writing - Statutory Assessment and Moderation: Achieving the Place Value Elements in KS1 Mathematics Standards - Understanding the Importance of Attachment in the context of your role - FGM Awareness Training - Early Years Foundation Stage - National Curriculum

Choose me if…

You want a teacher who:
- Starts from the child’s needs and interests when preparing learning activities;
- Understands that every child develops at their own rate;
- Can design and deliver lessons that will have your child smiling throughout;
- Has worked with children in different roles and can adapt to teaching different types of skills in different environments;
- Has experience of working with children with Autism, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, EBD, Speech and Language Difficulties and... Read More
You want a teacher who:
- Starts from the child’s needs and interests when preparing learning activities;
- Understands that every child develops at their own rate;
- Can design and deliver lessons that will have your child smiling throughout;
- Has worked with children in different roles and can adapt to teaching different types of skills in different environments;
- Has experience of working with children with Autism, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, EBD, Speech and Language Difficulties and Downs Syndrome.

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Barnet
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Enfield
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Elstree
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Anamaria

Aisleen is an amazing teacher who plans engaging activities for all the children. In particular she focuses on differentiating the tasks to different needs so children can thrive and progress both socially and academically.

Olivia

In the five years that I have known Aisleen she has demonstrated what a hard working and committed teacher she is. She is able to adapt her teaching to a range of situations and always shows a great deal of professionalism. Her kind and caring nature allows her to empathise with children and tailor her teaching to meet each individual child's needs. I would highly recommend her services.

Tara

Aisleen is a passionate and committed teacher who puts children at the forefront of her planning. She strives to enable her pupils to succeed by tapping into their strengths and interests. She is very patient and hard working.

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