I'm the author of the book 'Behaving Together: A Teacher's Guide to Nurturing Behaviour' where I provide practical ideas based on my experiences of working in the education and youth work sector for the last twenty years.
I am a qualified teacher and have always worked with children that are seen as marginalised. Whether or not as Head of Behaviour and Inclusion, or county-wide provision for children with medical needs or that as Teacher-charge of education of an in-patient psychiatric unit . I've lead provision for children with medical needs, behavioural needs, autistic spectrum conditions and speech communication and language needs
I enjoyed researching for my Masters in Inclusive Education on 'Behaving Together: Writing a behavioural policy with children in psychiatric in-patient services' as well as researching for my on-going PhD in young people's experiences of accessing Alternative Provision.
I host #KidsMH on Tuesdays at 8:00pm - a fortnightly chat in which parents, teachers and educational professionals talk about specific issues that may be impact our children's mental health.
'm committed to ensuring that children can be heard and listened to. Most importantly, I believe that all children should experience a sense of belonging to ensure they thrive.
Throughout my work I've noticed that children often behave in colourful ways and want to understand the reasons behind the behaviour. I begin with ideas of noticing, understanding and responding as a cornerstone of the work I do.
I am lucky enough to work with lots of amazing people working in a range of settings from small registered Alternative Provisions to large national Multi-Academy Trusts, hospital and psychiatric settings.