I am a qualified secondary maths teacher who loves teaching maths. I became a teacher as I believe that there is nothing more empowering and enabling than a good education and robust, secure maths / numeracy skills are fundamental.

Currently I work as an independent SEN consultant, specialist teacher and assessor in Herefordshire. I work for Communicate-ed as an assessor on the level 7 access arrangements PAPPAA course and have also recently (May 2022) started as a tutor for Real Training on level 7 Professional Report Writing course. I was working as an assessor for The British Dyslexia Association  as a professional practice tutor on the level 5 Dyslexia course, until the end of June 2021. I teach students from age 5 to adult, who have dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia and or language difficulties . I complete diagnostic assessments and reports, (to DSA standards), from age 7 upwards, detailing the learning profile of strengths and needs. I also  conduct Exam Access Arrangements assessments. I run training and offer consultancy services to primary and secondary schools.

Qualifications

Level 5 Dyscalculia from the Dyscalculia Association September 2022

APC (PATOSS) 500002261-IF6185 May 2022

Speech, Language and Communication Needs – Skills and Knowledge. June 2019 Masters Module (Real Training affiliated to Middlesex University) (Level 7)

Level 7 ‘Effective Assessment Report’ Bath Spa as part of Professional Masters in Specific Learning through Bath Spa University

CCET CPT3A(Real training)

OCR level 5 Certificate for teachers of learners with SpLD (10/10 to 7/11)

PGCE (QTS gained) Open University 2/97 to 7/98

Relevant training courses:

Recognising and Making Effective Recommendations in Diagnostic Reports for Learners with Mathematical Difficulties and Dyscalculia PATOSS January 2021

How to assess for Maths Difficulties and Dyscalculia using More Trouble with Maths, 3rd Edition: October 2020

Dyscalculia and Maths Difficulties virtual conference BDA June 2020

Dyscalculia and Maths Difficulties conference BDA June 2019

Dyscalculia Diagnostic Assessment webinar with Pete Jarrett BDA June 2018