I advocate for the importance of individuals to learn about their strengths as well as their challenges in order to hopefully enable one to inform the other. It is crucial when a young person is struggling that everyone is working together and are fully knowledgeable of the young person's voice, specific needs and background.
Often it is about looking at the bigger picture and 'connecting the dots' for everyone.
Literacy. I believe it is the most important skill that should be acquired during a young person's educational journey. It opens the door to everything else, and without adequate literacy levels, learning becomes extremely challenging. I'm super passionate and super skilled at supporting those with literacy difficulties and dyslexia and so do get in touch if you'd like to talk over what I do to help.
SEN - dyslexia, ADHD, autism, dyspraxia
Behaviour challenges that communicate a need
SEMH & high anxiety
Challenges due to ACEs
Looked after children
EBSA (Emotionally Based School Avoidance)
Language & communication difficulties
For children and young people - tuition and mentoring for their individual needs.
For parents - advocacy to support and provide knowledge when feeling unclear or confused by the education system.
For schools - often a fresh look at a situation - connecting the dots between home, school pastoral and SEN teams, external services and most importantly, the young person.
Ultimately, particularly when challenges are complex, it is about ensuring all adults and services are working on the same page to meet the young person's specific needs. It's invaluable to have open, positive interaction between everyone involved, and it often just takes a small conversation to make a big difference to the learning and emotional outcomes for the young person.
listening & concentration
Being dyslexic myself, I know personally some of the struggles pupils encounter, and how their learning, behaviour, confidence, and self-esteem can be affected. Despite receiving support through school, many children still require that bit extra - the right support for their individual needs. For some it is about filling some gaps in their literacy learning, for others it is ongoing academic, behavioural and emotional support. Whatever the reason it is usually initially about mindset, dealing with their anxieties, and increasing self-esteem and confidence.
Is your child struggling to keep up with their learning?
Have you concerns about their progress?
Has school the resources to meet their needs?
Would they benefit from some individual or small group support?
If so, please do get in touch for an informal chat about how I can help.