I have worked within the field of SEMH/SEBD for over 35 years, initially as a Residential Social Care Worker in a special school in St. Helens, Merseyside and later as Head of Care/Vice Principal/Director of Outreach and Development at The William Henry Smith School in Brighouse, West Yorkshire.
I now live in Cumbria and work independently as BLOC Training & Consultancy, delivering training and advice to schools and foster care agencies on Mental Health and Well-Being of Children.
I have been involved with SEBDA for 15 years.
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Early Childhood Education and Care for refugee families in the UK Following the release of the UNICEF UK and Refugee Education UK report, 'Out of sight, Out of mind: How two systems lock the youngest refugee and asylum-seeking children out of early education in...
Early evaluation of the children and young people’s mental health trailblazer programme This animation summarises the key findings. Starting in 2019, The Children and Young People’s Mental Health Trailblazer programme created mental health support teams to work...
Attachment Research Community – Call to Action SEBDA is a signatory to the ARC’s (Attachment Research Community) campaign to raise awareness of Attachment and Trauma needs within schools across England. The Call To Action is for a system wide redevelopment of...