Jane is a highly experienced education specialist who has worked as a teacher, SENco, Designated Safeguarding Lead and Provision Lead in a variety of education provisions including KS1, 2, 3, 4 mainstream settings, pupil referral units, semi-secure units and specialist schools across the south-east of England, over the past 22 years.
Jane is passionate about improving physiological, emotional, social and cognitive outcomes for all children and young people in education, working collaboratively with families and schools to ensure children and young people have the best possible educational experience. She aligns her approach to teaching and coaching to Dr Daniel Hughes ethos,
“Playfulness, Acceptance, Curiosity, Empathy” – P.A.C.E
Jane’s enthusiasm and energy encourages optimism, develops resilience and creates opportunities for children, young people and their families to be successful.
Jane’s work with children and young people who have had adverse childhood experiences, has led her to train with child psychotherapists, clinical and educational psychologists, occupational and speech and language therapists. This has provided her with a deeper understanding and portfolio of knowledge so that she can provide bespoke learning packages to meet every child’s needs.
As well as being the SENco, Designated Safeguarding Lead and Provision Lead of a small SEN/SEMH School in West Sussex she trained with Louise Bomber (Child Psychotherapist, Strategic Attachment Lead and Author) and became a Lead Professional in Relational Trauma and Attachment.
Jane uses her experience as an Emotional Intelligence Practitioner, Coach and Assessor to work with the whole child rather than the individual need or struggle. Doing this increases self-awareness, emotional literacy, optimism, empathy, relationships, choice, self-worth, confidence, critical and consequential thinking, intrinsic motivation, courage, brain agility and a positive mindset.
Jane strongly believes that all children and young people have super powers; they and we just haven’t noticed them yet. She feels that it is her job to help children recognise their strengths and use them to support their struggles.
Do get in touch if you would like to find out more about Jane’s availability as a private tutor.