Specialist Teacher and Assessor for Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLDs) - Current Assessment Practicing Certificate held with the Professional Association of Teachers of Specific Learning Difficulties (PATOSS)

SpLD Assessment Practicing Certificate number 500003106-OF8380

All assessments conducted and reports written in accordance with the SpLD Assessment Standards Committee (SASC) current guidelines for diagnostic assessment and report writing. 


I have always worked with children and young people and after qualifying as a secondary school Geography teacher I worked in maintained secondary schools in Sussex. I was particularly interested in supporting students with special educational needs (SEN) to achieve in the mainstream classroom, through delivering an accessible curriculum, building confidence and celebrating a diversity of learning styles.

I then worked with children in the early years for three years. This gave me an invaluable insight into the influence of experiential learning and early communication skills on language development and future learning potential. I moved into the field of special educational needs and have completed two postgraduate qualifications in SEN working as a specialist SEN teacher and SENCo.

University of Chichester

(September 2017 – June 2018)

Post Graduate Certificate in Professional Practice: National Award for Special Educational Needs Coordination

University of Birmingham

(September 2014 – July 2015)

Post Graduate Certificate in Languages, Literacies and Dyslexia  - Distinction

University of Sussex

(September 2005 – July 2006)

Post Graduate Certificate in Education 11-18 (Geography)

 (September 1998 – June 2001)

Geography with Environmental and Development Studies BA Honours 2:1