A little bit about your background and experience
I began my teaching career as a primary school teacher but quickly moved into SEND, working as a specialist teacher in an autism specific provision, a Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator and as the Head of a Resourced Provision for Autism which was part of a large inner city school on London. I became very interested in education for children with autism and studied for a postgraduate diploma at Kingston University in autism education. I am fortunate enough to be leading The Lantern, the trust’s newest site for some of our older pupils with autism.
Hobbies and interests
I have two sons, two chickens and a parrot at home – both my children and I love birds! I enjoy being outdoors and enjoy walking, cycling and swimming. I really enjoy creative work of all kinds but particularly decorating. I’m currently redecorating my house and I am experimenting with colour and pattern to create cosy but colourful environments.
What you enjoy about working at your school
What’s the best bit about my job – the children! No day is ever the same and I really do enjoy the huge range of experiences my job affords me. Seeing the progress our children make and how proud of themselves they are for overcoming challenges is the most powerful motivation.