CPC Trainers

Here you can see a brief overview of the Background, Training and Qualifications of our specialist tutors who will be delivering our courses.

Julie (Principal trainer) with more than 20 years experience in the field of learning difficulties and disabilities in the early years. She is an associate trainer for the National Childrens Bureau and a consultant for 4Children. She has devised and delivered training for Primary and Early Years SENCO’s locally and nationally. She leads the Early Years Area SENCO development group on behalf of the Special Educational Needs Joint Initiative for Training (SENJIT) at The Institute of Education. This module has been successfully delivered in 5 Local Authorities with over 100 students achieving 20 credits towards a Foundation Degree.

Sue (Makaton and Communication specialist) has worked with children within mainstream (Ages 3-11 years) and as a SENCO working with a wide range and level of  difficulties. She has worked with a range of Early Years settings in supporting inclusion and the needs of children with Severe and complex needs. She is a regional Makaton tutor, training parents / carers / support staff and practitioners. She has a BA/ED – English (3-11 yrs) and a Post grad certificate in Early Years.

Emma (Under 2 specialist) has worked for 17 years in education as a teacher, SENCO, governor and local authority advisor. Currently she supports and advises SENCO’s and staff teams in their inclusion of children with additional needs. She works closely with parents and other professionals in providing joint support for identified children. Emma also organises, develops and delivers training to Early Years Practioners. Over the last 3 years Emma has specialised in her training and support for practitioners working with the under 2’s. She has worked closely with staff in nurseries as well with other educational, therapeutic and health colleagues in modelling and advising on how to meet babies’ needs. She has also been part of the exciting ‘Inspired by Babies’ project which is supported by SENJIT, and the ‘First Few Months’ organisation. Her work in this area has been recognised by WaTCH, Early Education and more recently Frank Field.

Debs (Parent trainer specialist) is mother to 3 children with additional needs. Her eldest son (7 hrs) has hydrocephalus and ASD, she also has twins (6 hyrs), one of whom is blind and one of whom has Global development delay and oral dyspraxia. All three have SEN statements.
Debs chairs a local charity – Includes us 2 – offering support and services to families with disabled children and also chairs a Kent parent carer form – Kent Parent Participation Network – which aims to unite parents to influence change. Debs is passionate about parents working in partnership with service providers so that the provision fits the child and not vice versa.


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