Let me teach you how to raise attainment for children who learn differently


Working with Schools

I have been a class teacher, a learning support teacher, a SENCO, a University tutor, an advisory teacher and I have provided initial teacher training. I know first hand that if changes to practice aren't reasonable and realistic, they can not be embedded in your classroom. Training is tailored to your needs:

  • Assessing spelling to create a targeted teaching plan
  • Inference skills for children with weak language
  • Creating successful classroom intervention
  • Targeted, curriculum based intervention
  • A beginners guide to cognition and learning differences
  • Building spelling through vocabulary using robust instruction
  • Moving beyond fear of the blank page
  • Differentiation in the classroom: beyond different worksheets
  • Memory strategies for kids with SEND
  • Turning the EP report into practical classroom strategies

Dyslexia      Dyspraxia        ASD       Language Impairment    Sensory Impairment    ADD   ADHD  

It is not fair that some children have a harder time learning in schools than others. But it is the truth.  Not being able to succeed affects confidence, which affects behaviour, which affects learning.

I have asked teachers across the UK what they perceive are the barriers to effective differentiation and the answers are always the same: 

"not enough time" and "not enough resources"

But what if that’s not true? What if the real barrier to teaching kids who learn differently is:

"not enough training"

Understanding cognition, or how the typical brain learns, is essential for understanding how an atypical brain learns. It helps you to understand the link between lesson delivery, lesson organisation and learning outcomes. 

The new SEND Code of Practice places responsibility for pupils with special educational needs with the teacher. My training will make a difference to your teaching.

And I'm not boring.