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

Courses undertaken:



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)