I am the Employment, Enterprise and Careers Coordinator at Sutherland House School and Autism East Midlands. I am a huge SEND advocate, with my own diagnosis of Autism and ADHD. Having missed out on appropriate and meaningful CEIAG growing up, it is here where I draw my battle lines for social justice, because I know how CEIAG can change lives individually.
After spending many years as a Youth Worker and once I completed my BA (Hons) Youth Studies degree with Nottingham Trent University; it was then that I made my move into the CEIAG arena. As a committed Nottingham Trent University student, I am currently writing my MA Career Development dissertation; on the course I have practised Career Development Theory and Guidance, studied Labour Market Information, Frameworks for Professional practice, to name a few.
As a careers advisor, my aim is to serve the SEND community and to navigate pupils, parents and professionals to valuable resources, leading to successful pupil trajectories. This is why I am proud to be part of National Careers Week as the SEND Champion; as they creatively provide the tools enhance pupil’s knowledge, skills and attributes and empower them along the way.