A brief history of your career since leaving the University of Birmingham

I was working for an autism specific school with Scottish society for autism, hence why I undertook the programme.

Skills and knowledge from your postgraduate degree have you used in your career so far

My role is a peripatetic one, which means that it involves a lot of travelling.

Main work activities in your current role

I support high tariff pupils so they can stay in Moray and train students across Moray from ages 3 to 18, for mainstream provisions. I also support pupils not accessing mainstream learning, so that they can transition back to appropriate learning provisions. I promote a “connect before we correct” approach to learning that is pupil led, predictable, and desirable.

A typical day in your job

Never the same day twice.

Main challenges in your role

It can be a challenge to promote the idea that if we the learning environment right and focus on health and wellbeing, the learner will be ready to learn. I’m hopeful that after achieving this, we will be best equipped to focus on skills for life and work as well as an academic curriculum that is desirable to learners.

Why did this type of work appeal to you?

I am a parent of young people with autism.

Advice for students looking to enter this area of work?

The course I undertook was great, I couldn’t recommend it more!