SEN, Inclusion and behaviour and governance of SEN trainer
Jan Martin is a school improvement consultant for primary, secondary and special¬†schools, specialising in SEN, EAL, and Inclusion. She has Ofsted experience as a¬†team inspector ‚Äď primary & secondary mainstream and special schools. She has¬†been a Head of School Improvement as well as Head of Inclusion and Pupil Support.¬†She was SEN adviser to the English Schools Foundation in Hong Kong. She has¬†successfully provided intervention programmes for failing schools, and taken special¬†schools to outstanding inspection outcomes. She is regularly invited by secondary¬†Headteachers to review SEN, EAL and Inclusion provisions. She was a School¬†Improvement Partner in secondary schools, special schools and PRUs, and¬†continues this role in special schools. Since September 2011 she has been¬†contracted by Harrow Local Authority as a senior associate adviser providing SEN¬†support, and works with Harrow mainstream and special schools. Jan facilitates the¬†Brent / Harrow Special Schools Assessment project. Jan has extensive knowledge of¬†measuring and reporting the progress of all groups of pupils, especially SEN pupils.
Jan is an experienced trainer in SEN, Inclusion and behaviour and governance of¬†SEN, and provides training for Harrow and Buckinghamshire LAs, in addition to¬†delivering at national conferences. Jan was an accredited trainer for the¬†Achievement for All programme.
Jan has also written three e-books for Optimus publishers on Measuring Progress of¬†SEN pupils and writing Case Studies for SEN pupils.
Key Skills: SEN, EAL, Behaviour, Leadership & Management, Ofsted Experience,¬†Achievement & Progress of SEN
Paul is an experienced practitioner with 25 years in Education, 20 years of which has been in a management role, currently Deputy Head (T&L) and Line Managing the 6th¬†Form at Woodfield School. Paul is also the Curriculum Leader for Creative Arts and Curriculum Leader for Technology. Following a role as a Local Authority AST Specialist in S.E.N Art and Design; Paul has had the position of Senior Leader with a specific role of mentoring and coaching in supporting staff development with extensive experience delivering training to teachers.
As a qualified facilitator of OTP, NPQML Paul has led numerous facilitating programs for Teachers and Teaching Assistants: ‚ÄėFrom Good to Outstanding‚Äô ‚ÄėEffective Teaching and MLD pupils‚Äô ‚ÄėAdditional Adults and MLD pupils‚Äô ¬†'Outstanding Teaching Assistants: Developing the Role'.
As a widely experienced teacher and leader, Paul can relate to teachers in a variety of contexts, and produces and shares materials that enhance practice in subjects across the curriculum. Having experienced both sides of the lesson observation process, Paul knows exactly what‚Äôs needed to make a lesson outstanding and he is happy to model parts of lessons to demonstrate excellent practice.
Dan graduated from the University of Central Lancashire in 2011 after completing a Sport Studies degree. Before moving to Woodfield in May 2014 he worked for a professional Rugby League club, creating and managing an award winning disability sport project. He now works full time as the Multisports Head Coach supporting the PE department at Woodfield in partnership with Greenhouse Charity.
His previous experience in SEN and Sport includes delivering disability awareness workshops to businesses and organisations, mentoring young people with learning disabilities, working overseas as a Football director and being a key member on numerous NGB network meetings. Dan was also awarded coach of the year award in 2008 and 2014 for his amazing contribution to the local community.
Dalia qualified as a speech and language therapist in 2014. She started¬†her first job at Woodfield School in September 2014. Dalia is very¬†passionate about helping special needs children with communication¬†difficulties. She is also interested in training staff and parents in methods¬†they could use to help children communicate more effectively. Dalia is¬†trained in both foundation and enhancement Makaton and often¬†informally trains staff in functional signs to use with the pupils in the¬†school. Dalia became an Elklan tutor in November 2015 and enjoys¬†presenting in a fun and interactive way to ensure participants gain¬†practically from her training.
January began her teaching career in New Zealand in 2000 and worked in mainstream education for three years. In 2003 she came to the UK to work at Woodfield School as the Head of the Provision for Pupils on the Autism Spectrum. January has been employed in her current position for the past twelve years. During this time the provision has grown from four pupils to 66, now making up almost half of the total school population. January has led the development of this expanding provision, putting the needs of the pupils at the forefront.
January has completed training in recognised interventions and approaches for autism such as TEACCH, PECS, SCERTS, ABA. She regularly delivers quality INSET to Woodfield staff. In 2012 she became an Specialist Leader for Challenge Partners and has performed outreach work with other schools. January has also managed the KS2-3 transition, working alongside local SEN and mainstream primary schools. She has been judged an outstanding practitioner.
Pam has extensive teaching experience from mainstream secondary schools. Her subject specialism is English and she has taught this up to 'A' level. As a trained SENCO, Pam became a member of a senior leadership team in a secondary school. Pam is now using that experience in her role as an Assistant Head in Woodfield School. She also holds the NPQH qualification.
Her current role, Pam is the Designated Teacher for CLA and the Designated Safeguarding Lead. She is also responsible for¬†the NQT Assessment and Teaching/Learning Issues and¬†school-based mentor responsible for our English trainee teachers.
Suneeta is the PSHE lead for KS 3 and started her journey in the field of special education in¬†1996 in India by doing a multidisciplinary course for people with mental challenges. She¬†backed a gold medal nationally back home and was working with mainstream schools on¬†inclusion. She came to the UK in 2007 and continued her upward journey by working as a¬†teacher in special schools. This teaching experience helped her to practice what she¬†preached as a therapist in a living and breathing environment of a class room. Suneeta has¬†gained her QTLS and Middle leadership in the UK and has a great experience in working with a¬†range of students from P3ii to level 3.
Her strengths lie with assessments to plan holistic life skills curriculum and the¬†implementation of a combined behaviour modification and counselling approach. She has¬†been delivering training to staff on behaviour modification. Suneeta has been judged as an¬†outstanding teacher in school.
Emma is originally from Australia and she has worked in the UK, as a primary school teacher for 6 years. Emma is curriculum leader for Art and DT at Oakington Manor School and teaches a year 4 class. Emma absolutely loves teaching art and hopes to motivate NQTs and other teachers to use Art in an inspiring way throughout the curriculum!
'Creativity is intelligence having fun!' -Albert Einstein