A specialist in a specialist field!
I live near Manchester, have two daughters and three grand-daughters. I am retired from my job as a teacher, Deputy Head and Manager of an SEN Support Service – but still involved in education and working with children.
I entered teaching as a mature student, having done various other jobs, most notably in the Civil Service, amongst others. Once into teaching and particularly, the area of special educational needs, my passion for improving the educational experiences of children and young people with SEN, and my enjoyment of working with colleagues and parents towards this goal, has intensified over the years.
Much has been achieved by schools towards the effective inclusion of children with SEN and disabilities, but there is still much to be done if the life chances of significantly disabled and/or disadvantaged people are to be improved. The buzz of being involved in the development of more effective inclusion for learners with SEN and/or disabilities has never waned and I continue to pursue this passion through my books.
In addition to writing, I have designed Apps for maths programmes, and am currently involved in designing maths materials for Hope, at Findel Education. My latest books aim to encourage more parents to become actively involved in their child’s schooling – to achieve success! I also write poetry, paint, run and enjoy yoga.
Watch out for my new series of printed books for parents…click here to read my latest blog.