Joanna Kain

Primary Inclusion Adviser

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Joanna is a Primary Inclusion Adviser at BDSIP. She is responsible for raising of standards and achievements along with developing new and innovative ways to improve provision for primary-aged pupils with SEND with a focus in ASD ARPs.


Joanna has over 12 years educational experience working in schools across Barking and Dagenham. With this, she has grown an ever-increasing passion and appreciation for working as part of Inclusion Teams in schools. Prior to joining BDSIP, she worked as a Year Group Leader, a Teacher in Charge of an SEMH ARP and SEND classroom, and recently the Lead Teacher supporting the pilot of a Nurture Provision in a secondary school.


Joanna continuously looks for ways to improve her own professional development. Over the past few years, she has completed an NPQ course in ‘Leading in Behaviour and Culture’, became a licence ‘Thrive’ practitioner and achieved a merit award for completing ‘The Theory and Practise of Nurture Groups’.