I am an Assistant Head Teacher at North Ridge Specialist School. I am responsible for behaviour and complex needs and whole school assessment. I have been teaching at North Ridge since 2014.
I have been leading the Complex Needs Department for the past four years. I am an outstanding practitioner and I have very strong skills in supporting pupils on the Autistic Spectrum and a successful track record in improving the progress for these groups of pupils. I have successfully supported staff in setting up classroom environments, planning, making resources and implementing strategies to manage behaviour.
As part of my Assessment Lead role, I have had the opportunity to lead groups of staff in creating bespoke assessments that meet the needs of the diverse student population. I have taken the lead in curriculum developments ensuring that the curriculum meets the learning, sensory, communication and social needs of all pupils. The curriculum I developed provides pupils who are not engaged in subject specific study the opportunity to access a wide range of opportunities and to make progress in a range of areas. I have provided training for teachers and teaching assistants on assessing pupils in the seven areas of Engagement and the four areas of Autism Progress. I am able to support colleagues to analyse and understand SEND pupil data, identify gaps and ensure progress is good or outstanding for all groups of pupils across the school.