2019 - European Network for Social Emotional Competence, Budapest Hungary
2018 - Attachment Rrsearch Community - Keynote presentation
2017 - SEND Conference, Oxford Brookes University UK
2017 - ENSEC Conference, Sweden
2017 - SEBDA Conference, Newcastle UK
2017 - Buckinghamshire SEN Conference UK
Lecturer in Education,
Truro and Penwith College, Cornwall
Lecturer on BA Education and Training Honours degree (Psychology, SEN, Nurture Groups)
Managing the school’s Learning Support Unit (students aged 11-16 with a variety of SEN including anxiety disorders, autism, attachment difficulties, ADHD, ODD, OCD, Moderate Learning difficulties);
Managing the school’s dyslexia support; Managing exam dispensations for students with dyslexia. Liaising with local Alternative Provisions/PRUs
School Improvement Adviser (SEN), Isle of Man
Senior Management responsibilities for SEN at the Department for Education and Children (Isle of Man).
ADHD; Autism; Emotional needs; Mental health needs, including visits to Witherslack schools in Cumbria
Area Head of Inclusion Support (SEN), Isle of Man.
Managing £1million SEN budget; advising on full range of SEN including autism, leading SENCo training on SEBD issues and classroom management, Asperger’s and Special Unit PMLD provision; appointing staff and supporting the management of 50 SEN staff across North Douglas, IOM.
Head of Centre, Primary PRU Isle of Man.
Establishing the Isle of Man’s first Behaviour Centre (or Pupil Referral Unit). Creating the school environment, appointing staff, reporting to the Steering Group, managing and supporting learners with ADHD, Autism, Asperger Syndrome, attachment disorders and challenging behavior
1998 - 2000
SEBD Coordinator, St Ninian’s High School, Isle of Man
Coordinating the learning and management of students aged 11-16 with social, emotional and mental health needs
1994 - 1998
SEND Unit Manager, Ramsey Grammar School, Isle of Man
Teaching and supporting learners with complex learning needs including Downs Syndrome, Autism and anxiety.