I have worked at Gibside since 2018, having being a student here whilst completing my Teacher Training, and I couldn’t imagine a better place to be! I work as part of the behaviour team, supporting Kathryn. As part of this, I use my experience as a classroom practitioner to advise on strategies to diffuse escalation of challenging behavior. My experience and knowledge of the EYFS/ASC, and my background in child psychology informs my support to the children and my colleagues. More recently, I have been delivering training to other schools and professionals regarding managing challenging behavior and communication. This has been an area I have really enjoyed.

This year I have been responsible for setting up our satellite provision, it has been very exciting seeing children join us in our new environment and how well they have been progressing already!