Victoria has worked in SEND education for over 10 years and has joined the team as Inclusion Advisor Complex Needs.
She has experience teaching in primary, secondary and post 19 working with young people from EYFS up to age 25. She has worked across different settings supporting young people with autism and complex needs including mainstream, special needs schools, resourced provisions and residential education provision. She has held several different roles including Head of Education and Deputy Head.
Victoria has experience and skills working with young people with autism, complex needs, SLCN, SEMH, and physical disabilities. She has extensive experience working with young people with challenging behaviour and has previously been a team teach trainer as well as managed behaviour teams and therapy teams within several settings. Victoria has a qualification in Speech and Language and strongly believes in the importance of communication for active learning and engagement and in building happy, self-aware and resilient young people. Her philosophy in supporting behaviour stems from understanding the function of behaviour and supporting young people to better communicate and self-regulate.
Victoria has previously been Designated Safeguarding Lead and Designated Teacher for Looked After Children. She has a lot of experience working closely with social services and other agencies to support young people.
She strives to continue to improve her knowledge and be at the forefront of SEN education, embedding new strategies, research, ideas and policy into her own practice.
Victoria has a passion for inclusion and SEN education, ensuring young people can achieve their best and exceed expectations.
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