About Me

Currently

NOT accepting any consultancy work.

Preferring to:   travel throughout Europe with Hamish the Hymer- see hamishthehymer.uk

Current Resources include

Provision Mapping using SIMS / useful Weblinks for SENCOs / SENplus website for extensive resources for SEND Training.

Previously

2013-2016

Delivering ‘Provision Mapping’ to schools wanting to use their SIMS more effectively to record their additional SEND and Pupil Premium delivery.

Establishing SENplus as a place for bespoke, IT-based resources to enable mainstream schools to effectively support their vulnerable, disabled, special needs and disadvantaged pupils.

Working part-time as an Achievement Coach for Achievement for All, an independent charity that is transforming the lives of vulnerable and disadvantaged pupils.

Delivering CPD on a variety of SEND specific subjects: NEW Code of Practice, SEND for TAs, Data for SENCOs etc

Consultancy for schools placed in an OfSTED category

2007-2013–  Senior SEND/Inclusion Adviser in Staffordshire, then Wolverhampton, with specialist experience in the following areas: data management, team leadership, school support, Dyslexia, Provision Mapping.

1995-2007- Deputy and Headteacher in a special school (4-16, part residential) for young people with emotional and behavioural difficulties in the West Midlands.

Before that I worked in Primary, Middle, Comprehensive and Special Schools in various roles: class teacher, physics and general science teacher, Head of Maths and Head of English and SENCO.

Other Interests

Walking up and down Mountains (Scotland preferably); Canoeing in open canoes; playing music of a retro-vinyl kind; Reading (anything); generally getting out there whenever possible.

Me

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Since 2018 I have been travelling in Hamish and now simply maintain this website to host my training materials, which are free to use.