About Me

I am a passionate and innovative special needs educator with a vast experience of nurturing students who have varying degrees of learning difficulties. These range from autism (ASD) to social, emotional and behavioural difficulties as well as complex mental health needs. I can identify barriers to learning and create strategies to overcome them, having had over 22 years in special needs education working in mainstream and special needs schools. I have worked predominately with 9-18 years, teaching Maths, PE and Outdoor Education, Life Skills and functional skills to help children reach their full potential.

£90 Per Hour

minimum 1.5 hour sessions

Specialist Experience and Skills

The SEN (Special Educational Needs pupils) that I have worked with include: Autism (ASD), Moderate learning difficulties, challenging behaviour, Downs Syndrome, Bi-polar, psychotic tendencies, ADD, OCD, ADHD, PDA, anxiety and general behaviour difficulties caused by early years trauma and attachment issues. At times supporting these pupils and their parents to achieve a diagnosis or change in EHCP or educational placement. I have liaised with a wider range of professionals for safeguarding, LAC and young offenders. I welcome a challenge and I am driven to achieve the best possible outcomes for... Read More
The SEN (Special Educational Needs pupils) that I have worked with include: Autism (ASD), Moderate learning difficulties, challenging behaviour, Downs Syndrome, Bi-polar, psychotic tendencies, ADD, OCD, ADHD, PDA, anxiety and general behaviour difficulties caused by early years trauma and attachment issues. At times supporting these pupils and their parents to achieve a diagnosis or change in EHCP or educational placement. I have liaised with a wider range of professionals for safeguarding, LAC and young offenders. I welcome a challenge and I am driven to achieve the best possible outcomes for the individuals I work with.

My skills and experience working with students with autism: I am a confident and experienced teacher with a passion for improving the physical and mental wellbeing of students whilst achieving their educational outcomes outlined in their EHCP’s. Accumulating over 22 years’ experience working in secondary education provisions for pupils with special educational needs.  I have an extensive knowledge of SEN ranging from autism (ASD) to SEMH which have caused pupils to become disaffected with their learning and therefore had a detrimental effect on their attainment.

My skills and experience working with students with challenging behaviour, and social and emotional needs: Working in and being the headteacher of a school for pupils with social, emotional and mental health difficulties I have developed strong behaviour management underpinned with nurturing principles. Building trust in relationships with pupils has allowed me to challenge them without causing conflict. Within this role it has been important to identify barriers to learning and devise strategies to enable them to engage in their learning, develop their self-worth and take ownership of their own learning. I have devised a reward system and set personal learning goals which have linked into learning outcomes from EHCPs.

Working with EHCPs, CAMHS and students with Mental Health Needs:  I am a fully qualified teacher with a BA Hons. in Education and NPQH, I have taught in mainstream secondary and special schools. I have considerable experience of teaching in and leading in secondary settings. I have a good working knowledge of the SEN Code of Practice, Education Health and Care Plans liaising with CAMHS to strengthen the resilience of children with mental health issues. I began working in SEN in 1998 and moved from an MLD setting to a SEBD provision in 2006 which then became SEMH. I have developed my personal journey from working as a member of the SLT in a special needs school to a 1:1 tutor for a young adult with mental health difficulties, Asperger’s and PDA in a specialist mental health care home.

My Teaching Philosophy

My experiences of education throughout the last 22 years has lead me to find a role which allows me to focus on an individual child and nurture them. Working with an individual offers the opportunity to combine my passion of supporting the mental health and well-being of children with SEN, whilst challenging them to reach their full potential with my enthusiasm of teaching. I aspire to prepare SEN pupils with the necessary skills and knowledge they require to become fully functioning positive members of society.  By creating a highly personalised learning journey it enables each child to take ownership of their learning. I believe by focusing on the individual I can develop the holistic child identifying and addressing their barriers to learning to create intrinsically motivated learners, who without the pressures of a classroom can develop their self-confidence and achieve far more than they believe.

Something Sensational About Me

Along with my passion for education I enjoy a variety of sports. I am a mountain bike instructor, lifeguard and I played football for Brighton and Hove Ladies in the Women’s Premier League.

I was born in New Zealand and my parents came back to England when I was a baby. I have travelled extensively visiting over 30 countries across 4 continents.

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    Availability

    • Monday 09.00 - 19.00
    • Tuesday 09.00 - 19.00
    • Wednesday 09.00 - 17.00
    • Thursday 09.00 - 19.00
    • Monday 09.00 - 18.00
    • Monday 09.00 - 12.00

    Qualifications and Training

    • BA Hons in Education;
    • Qualified Teacher Status;
    • National Professional Qualification of Headship (NPQH);
    • NUCO Safeguarding Level 3;
    • Child Protection Awareness
    • MAPA;
    • UEFA B Licence Football Coaching
    CPD
    • Mental Health Awareness;
    • Trauma and Attachment Disorder;
    • ASD in the classroom;
    • CAMHS;
    • Emotional Coaching;
    • First Aid;
    • PREVENT;
    • GDPR;
    • Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE’s);
    • Online safety;
    • CSE;
    • Preventing Bullying;
    • Evac training;
    • S
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    • BA Hons in Education;
    • Qualified Teacher Status;
    • National Professional Qualification of Headship (NPQH);
    • NUCO Safeguarding Level 3;
    • Child Protection Awareness
    • MAPA;
    • UEFA B Licence Football Coaching
    CPD
    • Mental Health Awareness;
    • Trauma and Attachment Disorder;
    • ASD in the classroom;
    • CAMHS;
    • Emotional Coaching;
    • First Aid;
    • PREVENT;
    • GDPR;
    • Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE’s);
    • Online safety;
    • CSE;
    • Preventing Bullying;
    • Evac training;
    • Safer Recruitment

    Choose me if…

    • • I plan, create and teach effective and fun lessons in accordance with the student's needs and interests
    • • I am positive, calm, non-judgmental and enthusiastic
    • • I will boost their confidence and mental well-being whilst working on their educational outcomes

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