Outreach Provision         Literacy & English Support         Flexible Short Term Work

SEN - dyslexia, ADHD, autism, dyspraxia

SEMH & Anxiety

Emotionally Based School Avoidance

Behaviour that challenges

Looked After Children

Language & Communication



                                                                            For children and young people that are struggling                                                                                        within the school environment, for whatever reason,

                                                                            an independent practitioner can be invaluable in                                                                                          opening the doors of communication for everyone.


Outreach Provision

For young people that are struggling within the school environment, it is often about thinking 'outside of the box' - particularly when the usual strategies have not worked or staff resources are limited. 

It might just be a short intervention at school or home to get things moving in the right direction.  It could take longer depending on what is behind it.  

I work with a trauma informed approach, and with the thought that there is potentially SEND concerns that have not yet been considered. When working with vulnerable students it is initially about building a trusting and honest relationship; both with the child and the adults involved in their care.   

Having worked in this field for many years I know the importance of building a trusting relationship with school staff, parents and carers, as well as of course the young person.  

I have an honest, open, fair approach.  It is first about finding out the 'why', listening attentively, creating a 'safe' environment and importantly, working on the young person's internal narrative and then self-esteem. 

It's about communication between everyone.  

Literacy & English Support

For students

individual or small group interventions

intensive one:one (high level difficulty)

For educators

training on 'the dyslexia basics'

multi-sensory teaching methods 

what to look out for 

We all know, as educators, that strong literacy skills are fundamental to a young person's learning as they open the door to everything else.   Particularly reading - without an adequate reading ability, learning becomes extremely challenging and evidence shows just how detrimental that is to the overall wellbeing of the child, and for their future outcomes.   It is also often the source of disruptive behaviour or disengagement in the classroom.

Imagine having to go into a workplace every day without having the ability to read sufficiently to keep up - as adults, what behaviour would we exhibit? 

It is crucial that all children and young people have the right opportunity to learn to read. I have many years of experience in teaching and supporting reading, writing and spelling to those with specific learning difficulties and dyslexia.  I have seen how, with the right support, improvements can be made.   If you have students that are not making sufficient progress, please get in touch to see how I could help you improve the reading skills for the lowest 20% within your school. 

For a struggling reader, whatever their age, individualised one to one intervention is best; particularly if they have a specific learning difficulty. However, small group intervention comes a very close second, and certainly better than nothing at all.

Flexible Short Term Work

When available, I'm pleased to take on short term part-time contracts to assist schools when extra support is needed for:

*individual support for a specific student

*busy times of the academic year 

*student support leading up to exams

*cover for staff abscence