I started to work in the field of SEN education in 2005 when I got a job as a teaching assistant at Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee School in Westminster, London. I worked with children and young people with complex SEND between the ages of 4 and 19. After 8 years in this role, I embarked on my PGCE (General Primary 5-11) studies at London South Bank University. In 2014 I got my first job working as an SEN teacher in John Chilton School which was a school for pupils with mild and complex SEND. In 2016 I started working at the Bridge (Secondary) School in Islington, an SEN school in which I worked with autistic students before starting my full-time MA studies at Goldsmiths, University of London in the 2018-2019 academic year. Following the successful completion of my MA studies, I worked as a Behaviour Lead and a Sixth Form class teacher at Linden Lodge School (for the Blind) in Wandsworth before starting my full-time PhD studies at Goldsmiths University in September 2021. ... Other relevant work experience: I have experience of working as a private SEN tutor for children who receive education in their home settings (homelearning). I have worked as a sessional worker at Action for Children since 2019. AFC is a UK-based charity that works with vulnerable children and young people, including those with SENDs.
In the 2021/2022 academic year, I worked as an Associate Lecturer at the Department of Educational Studies at Goldsmiths, University of London. I worked with students enrolled on the SCITT programme (MA level). Since early 2022, I have worked as a researcher for Goldsmiths, University of London. I am working on a research project involving an educational charity called EqualiTeach. The core of my role is to carry out an evaluation of the charity's ‘Equally Safe’ anti-bullying project. I work with mainstream primary and secondary schools including faith and church schools across England. I use an intersectional lens when conducting this research work. Part of my evaluation is seeking to elicit discussions about the LGBT and SEND intersections amongst other things. Since late 2022, I have been employed as an Associate Lecturer in Education, Inclusion and SEND at the University of Derby (College of Arts, Humanities & Education/Institute of Education). My duties include teaching and assessing a range of programmes within the Institute of Education. I also help out with research projects for the ISEND team based at the university.