Having qualified as a teacher in 1995, I spent 17 years teaching across the whole of the primary age range (Early Years to Year 6). I then attained specialist teacher and assessor status for children with dyslexia in 2012 and became an Associate Member of the British Dyslexia Association (AMBDA).
Since this time I have worked in Learning Support departments in Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire, supporting children across KS 2-4 with specific difficulties in both literacy and numeracy.
In 2018 I gained my Post Graduate Certificate in Dyscalculia with Distinction and was granted an Assessment Practising Certificate and Approved Teacher Status Dyscalculia. This qualifies me as one of the first specialist teacher assessors for children with dyscalculia in the country. Having Level 7 qualifications in both dyslexia and dyscalculia is seen as the “gold standard” for assessing dyscalculia (Peter Jarrett, Chair of the British Dyslexia Association’s Dyscalculia and Maths Difficulties Committee).
My current teaching role involves supporting children with dyscalculia through the use of a structured, multisensory teaching program. I am involved with staff training, both internally and within the local community of schools, and have run dyscalculia INSET at schools across the South East of England.