I have been a primary school teacher and SENCO for twenty years working in a wide range of settings and roles specific to SEND. Outside of work, I am a Mum to three daughters and I keep busy supporting their keen sporting interests in dance, gymnastics and football. We also have a mini dachshund and enjoy exploring new walks and visiting the beach.
To be able to have the opportunity to be with a school at the start of its journey is the absolute dream for any teacher. To be the headteacher within that school is simply a privilege. I have been a primary school teacher for twenty years, in advance of doing so, I worked voluntarily with children with additional needs and my vocation was set in my heart.
Over my professional career I have specialised to support children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities. I am a fully qualified SENCO with the National Award in SEND Coordination and have worked in a variety of roles within this capacity, including nursery, schools, children’s centres (as part of a multidisciplinary team) and as an independent SEND specialist.
I share the vision that the ALP schools have “to help every individual achieve their full potential no matter what their ability”. To have the opportunity to lead a school where this vision is a reality, where children and young people are at the very heart, is simply my ideal. To do this in my community, in the area where I have worked for many years and seen a desperate need for this type of provision is an exceptional bonus.