I have known Emma for a few years now. She is truly a special person. I love talking with Emma as I always leave with new insight and approaches. Emma is one of those unique people who understands the autistic mind and the world we live. She brings her understanding of the autistic adult's challenges combine with her vast experience in the education world to know the effects both positive and negative the various approaches used with children can create when they become adults.
I hope you enjoy listening to Emma as much as I do. 2020 has been hard on all of us. Emma is one of the special people in my life that has helped me get through. Thank you Emma for just being the caring, kind, amazing person you are.
As an educator Emma has had a rich and varied career.
She has been a teacher for 14 years, working in a range of environments such as PRU’s, Hospital schools, Special schools and Mainstream education.
Emma has also been in a range of senior management roles for 8 years and in her most recent role, as the Head of a specialist provision, focused on the needs and education of children with autism.
Emma’s passion to support SEND has derived from her personal Journey. This has led to her belief in people’s abilities to overcome barriers and difficulties.
Emma is solution focused, strategic and has the ability to develop vision for schools, organisations and families. Emma has both personal and professional experience of living with special educational needs which uniquely impacts her ability and insights. She strives to encourage people to see past their comfort zones, to be solution focused despite the difficulties and to stretch themselves past the norm. As a teacher, trainer, coach, team member and much more; Emma seeks to inspire people and organisations to make room for neuro-diverse people to uniquely take their place.
Thank you Per for the editing help I needed to get back to publishing episodes.