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Role: Co-opted Governor

Committee: Curriculum

Link role: Special Educational Needs

Term of office: 29/11/2016 - present

I work as a specialist speech and language therapist supporting children and young people with developmental language disorder (DLD) and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in mainstream primary and secondary schools. I work directly with children and young people to improve their communication skills and access the school curriculum, as well as collaboratively with teachers, support staff and parents to enable the young people to achieve to the best of their ability. I am involved in developing and delivering a range of training for teachers and learning support staff.

I have an interest in the links between communication skills and emotional well-being. I believe in the importance of preparing young people with the emotional skills for the challenges of future life, and in preparing them to live in ways which have a positive impact on the local and global environment.

I have two children at Stoke Newington School and Sixth Form.