I grew up on the beautiful southern coast of England with my two brothers, a sister, and a succession of pets. I attended Mountbatten School in Romsey, Hampshire, and went on to study for a bachelor’s degree in communication at Bournemouth University. When I was young, I always wanted to be a primary school teacher. so, I decided to venture to London and undertake a PGCE at Kingston University. I qualified as a teacher in 2006 and made the move back to Bournemouth. Throughout my teaching career, I have taught in three large, multicultural junior schools. Special Educational Needs is a real passion of mine and for eight years, I was a Senior Leader and led Inclusion in two schools. In 2012, I gained a post-graduate certificate in Coordinating Special Educational Needs from Exeter University.
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