An NPQH qualified Headteacher, I hold both a PhD in education from Swansea University and a Bachelors and a Masters in Education from the University of Cambridge. My research interests include early reading, parent voice, interventions for children with special needs, leadership of schools in challenging circumstances and the use of dramatic and inquiry based strategies for learning.I hold the NPQSEN and have been Special Needs Co-ordinator in four schools. I am experienced in applying for EHA and EHCP assessments, completing standardised tests with pupils and planning for SEN provision at a pupil, class and school level.
I have worked with both the Local Authority and Regional Schools Commissioner to develop and implement action plans for effective school improvement and have reviewed school performance within the context of the Ofsted inspection framework.I have served on three governing bodies and have also worked in a refugee camp working with displaced families.
Areas of educational & research expertise include:
Early reading Special Needs
Data management and analysis
Personnel & recruitment
Mixed methods research including survey design and quantitative and qualitative analysis
Doctorate in Education (Swansea) Masters in Education (Cantab)
Bachelors in Education (Cantab)
National Professional Qualification for Headship
National Professional Qualification for Special Needs Co-ordination
Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)
Current Enhanced DBS (online update service)