During my first year of teaching back in 1998, I very quickly realised that my passion was to work with those children who needed a ‘little extra something’, some additional support along the way. By my second year of teaching, I was fortunate enough to be promoted to the SENCO role and have never looked back.
After 8 years working as a SENCO, I gained a job within the Local Authority Specialist Teaching Team where I remained for 13 years. I trained initially as a teacher of dyslexia, then a dyslexia assessor and went on to complete my Masters degree in Autism.
I finally reached a point in my career where I no longer wanted to be told what to do or how to do it. I needed to be free of a system which didn’t allow me to do things ‘my way’! This has led me to setting up my own independent consultancy – ACE SEN.
Children with special needs have a beauty within them that has never ceased to amaze me, the small steps they take and the sense of satisfaction of working with these children is incredible.