I qualified as a teacher in 1996 with a BA (QTS) Honours degree from Roehampton and quickly realised a passion for teaching children with additional needs. I obtained a Certificate in SEN in Mainstream Schools from Roehampton in 2000, having achieved my ambition to become a learning support teacher and a year later, becoming a SENCo.
Through my 25 years of experience as a teacher, SENDCo, senior leader and subsequent advisory role I have been dedicated, passionate and creative, enabling me to use my leadership skills to drive change and improvement. In my current role, I lead on Dyscalculia and challenge practice, train, guide and support primary and secondary schools to ensure the best outcomes for all. I endeavour to narrow the attainment gap for all children especially those with SEND, through the delivery of high-quality advice, training and inclusive practice- much of it self-produced. I have a proven track record of eagerly creating positive relationships with stakeholders, to ensure collaborative partnerships.
2022 saw me complete the Post Graduate Diploma in Dyscalculia Research and Practice at The University of Chester, achieving a merit grade overall. In addition, I have recently (2023) been successful in securing an Associate Lecturer position in SEND Studies at the University of Chichester.
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Reference from a professional
PG Diploma Dyscalculia Research and Practice- University of Chester I have not yet graduated and got my certificate, but I attach my academic transcript as proof of qualification.
Testimonial from a client
&amp;#039;Sarah taught me maths in a fun and helpful way which meant I could understand my maths better. I felt more confident doing maths and when taking my SATs. Sarah is kind, helpful and funny.&amp;#039; Maisy aged 12. &#039;Sarah gave Maisy so much confidence in tackling maths. She gave her the skills to succeed and enabled her to feel good about the subject. This confidence has carried on into secondary school where Maisy enjoys maths and has a real &amp;#039;can do&amp;#039; attitude.&amp;#039; Gemma- Maisy&amp;#039;s parent.
I have a DBS for my support work in a local school, certificate number 001802647759. I will need to get a DBS once I have set up my business for that.
I have not yet looked into this as I have not yet set up my business.
I am a primary trained teacher with experience teaching year 7 in middle school and years 7 and 8 in special school (SEMH).