Experience ,Training, Certification:
16 years experience as a primary school teacher- taught the full range 4-11 years
14 years’ experience as SENDCO
Coaching trained to SLE level
Excellent relationship with local authority, parents, NHS colleagues, Home School Support, local schools, Gateway
Mentored and coached SENCOs
Accredited Safer Recruitment Consortium Trainer
Safeguarding Trainer- NSPCC Accreditation: Certificate of Competence in Child Protection Training
10 years as a member of SMT at a Wirral primary school
Bytsys- NCFE-Safeguarding Children in Practice Level 3
Enhanced DBS (Update Service)
6 years’ experience as Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead; delivered whole school safeguarding training
CACHE Level 3 certificate July 2015 – Parent Support Pathway-having completed the 'Parent Support Adviser' Course run by the EQ Wider Workforce and Safeguarding Dept at Wirral Borough Council
7 years’ experience to date as an independent Parent and Family Support Worker- currently with SLAs with 5 local primary schools
Accredited SLE for SEND and Behaviour 2014
BA degree- History,Psychology, Sociology
PGCE- Primary Education
Introduction to Counselling (University College, Chester) 1998
RMTi Consultant- Nationally and internationally certified 2016+
SEND admin system, approved by Ofsted
2014-15 worked alongside a local school improving standards of SEND record keeping and monitoring systems, admin & identification
Level 3 trained in Rhythmic Movement Training (RMT)-child neurological deveopment thearapy.Fully trained to level 3- RMT helps with improvements in pupil emotions, behaviour, confidence and attainments
Oct 2012: WSCB: 'Challenging Early Sexualisation, Sexual Exploitation and Perceptions of Risk'
Jan 2013: WSCB: 'Effects of Parental Mental Health on Children'
April 2013: 'Attachment and Trauma' – by Braveheart
Jan 2014: WSCB: 'Child Sexual Abuse'
March 2014: WSCB: 'Lead Professional Training; Organising and Chairing TAF Meetings'
March 2014: WSCB: 'Family Common Assessment Framework; CAF; Information Sharing'
June 2014: 'Understanding Trauma and Attachment in the Classroom'
(Liverpool Hope University)
June 2014: WSCB: 'An Awareness of Child Sexual Exploitation'
July 2014: WSCB: 'Neglect'
Nov 2014: 'Team Teach' Course at a Halton Primary School
Nov 2014: Bytsys- 'NCFE-Safeguarding Children in Practice Level 3' (Online)
Jan 2015: WSCB: 'Operation Encompass Training'
March 2015: Brave Heart training- 'Attachment'
May & June 2015: INEQU: 'Safer Social Networking'- Jim Gamble(Liverpool)
Feb 2016: 'Counselling Children Workshop'- Taster Day at Place2Be, London
April 2016: WSCB: 'MASH Briefing re new procedures', Pilgrim St, Birkenhead
May 2016: Taster session: 'Mental Health First Aid for Schools' Preston- delivered by Christine Clark
June/July 2016: NSPCC, Leicester: 'Training the Trainer' for Safeguarding Trainers
June 2016- Attended NSPCC London Conference 'How Safe are our Children 2016'
July 2016: WSCB: 'WRAP Raising Awareness fo Prevent Duty'- delivered by Dave Gristenthwaite,Wirral
Oct 2016: 'Masterclass in working with Children, Young People, Parents and Carers impacted by Trauma',Birmingham. Delivered by Jane Evans Trauma Parenting and Behaviour Consultancy Ltd
Oct 2016: Lucy Faithfull Foundation: Epsom: 'Safer Recruitment Training the Nov Nov 2016: 2 day Solution Focused Practice for Education Professionals- www.brief.org.uk, LondonTrainer Accreditation'
Nov 2016: WSCB: Neglect and the Graded Care Profile
Dec 2016: Bytsyz: Safeguarding Children and Young People (Endorsed) Level 3
Jan 2017: WSCB: Child Sexual Exploitation
Jan 2017: WSCB: 'Right Service Right Time' Conference, Floral Pavilion
March 2017: WSCB: Learning from Serious Case Reviews
May 2017; Stonewall Train the Trainer Course- LGBT
May 2017: NSPCC 'Safer Recruitment', London
May 2017: WSCB: Application of Thresholds Workshop
June 2017 : NSPCC 2017 'How Safe are Our Children?' Conference, London
June 2017: WSCB 'Launch of SFEF'
Sept 2017: WSCB: 'Supporting Families, Enhancing Futures- SFEF'
Jan 2018: WSCB Child Sexual Exploitation and Child Criminal Exploitation
Jan 2018: BASPCAN/NSPCC ' Safeguarding Trainer Conference, London 16th Jan
Jan 2018: WSCB 'Domestic Violence'
Jan 2018: 'Harmful Practices', Savera UK, Chester
Feb 2018: Advanced Safeguarding Designated Staff : Andrew Hall, Manchester
June 2018: 'How Safe 2018' NSPCC Conference, London (2 days)
Sept 2018: WCSB Pan Merseyside Child Exploitation Protocol Briefing
March 2019: 'Help Your Child Thrive' : CAMHS
May 2019: WSCB Contextual Safeguarding
June 2019: WSCB Single Central Record
June 2019: "How Safe 2019' NSPCC Conference, London (2 days)
SEND - Special Educational Needs and Disability/ ALN- Additional Learning Needs:
April 2011: Sundowns ‘ Understanding& Changing Behaviour that Challenges’
Nov 2013 and Jan 2014: Person Centred Planning (Part1) (Wirral Borough Council)
May 2014: Developing a Competent Multi-Agency Workforce Info Meeting(PEC)
June 2014: New SEN Procedures ( Diocese of Shrewsbury)
July 2014: Drawing and Talking Therapy ( Brighton)
July 2014: New SEN Procedures ; Lonely SENCO; Person Centred Planning Pt3 (PEC-Wirral Borough Council)
Sept & Oct 2014: Clean Language: Core Skills ( West Kirby)
Jan 2015: Clean Language at Work (OLOP)
May 2015: SLE Training- mentoring and coaching skills ( Manchester)