Over 30yrs now working in education, of which 20 of those have seen me specialising in ‘behaviour’ – and I still see so much to be done, not least of all in the area of inclusion when it comes to Social, Emotional & Mental Health needs. My various roles have included as a teacher, SENCO, behaviour support outreach teacher and a range of senior leadership roles within local authorities and schools. Now, working independently, you will never find me far from being alongside school and social care staff as they seek to look beyond youngsters’ behaviour and to develop compassionate, well-informed responses to support their wellbeing and education outcomes.
I am delighted to be able to channel some of this passion through the work of SEBDA. It is a privilege to be a part of the National Council, working alongside such committed and highly experienced professionals and supporting the organisation as a leading voice in the area of SEMH.
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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 in schools and further education colleges in 25 areas of the UK. These teams were designed to...
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 policies and processes , academic support and training...
SEND and alternative provision improvement plan: right support, right place, right time
In March 2023 the Government published an Improvement Plan setting out their proposals to create a sustainable SEND and alternative provision system that is easier for families to navigate and will improve outcomes and experiences for all children and young people...