All of our tutors are exceptional practitioners and experienced trainers. Many have published books on their subjects and have excellent reputations in the world of special needs.
Kathryn has been teaching children with SLD and PMLD for 25 years, and still teaches music, drama and storytelling 2 days a week in her local special school.
Sîobhán O'Neill McCormack
Sîobhán has worked in the field of Performing Arts for
25 years. Creating choreography has always been at the core of her work.
Jo is a geek with a passion for inclusion. She believes that by acting as a bridge between research and practice she can support both researchers and practitioners as they seek to contribute to a more inclusive society.
Naomi is an experienced teacher of the deaf who has chosen to work with children with complex needs. She has an in-depth understanding of deafness in combination with autism, profound learning difficulties, epilepsy, visual impairment and physical challenges.
Val has been teaching children with SLD for nearly 30 years, becoming an Advanced Skills Teacher looking at Communication and Behaviour.
Jo has extensive experience working in Community Dance focusing particularly on Dance and Disability. She worked for Blue Apple Theatre (a Leading Inclusive Theatre Company based in Hampshire) for five years as choreographer and dance teacher.
Jo is a teacher with 22 years experience, now specialising in working with children with Profound and Multiple difficulties. She finds exploring different ways of creating art with children exciting, whether the initial stimulus be a story, music or the natural world.
I’m a retired speech and language therapist and English teacher, now working as a storyteller, researcher and trainer with adults and children who have severe communication disabilities.
Hilary is an experienced teacher (for nearly 30 years!!) of children with complex needs and learning difficulties. She is also parent to a non verbal teenager with severe learning difficulties and complex health needs.