Below are the speaker profiles for a number of our senior leaders, if you are interested in booking them for a conference, workshop, or similar, please contact us via e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Jayne Jardine, Chief Executive Officer
In addition to being the CEO of a Multi Academy Trust, Jayne is also a lead Ofsted Inspector and qualified teacher with over 20 years of experience in the education sector.
Jayne has worked in secondary, primary and all age schools within the maintained and independent sectors. Working with schools where rapid change is required is a challenge she enjoys and she has successfully led her schools to be working within the outstanding range.
Jayne also works with schools as a school improvement adviser. Her areas of specialism include special educational needs, autism, assessment, leadership and management, and governance.
As an aspirational practitioner her aim is for every child to be taught in an intrinsically motivating manner to ensure maximum engagement and learning. She is also very focussed on growing and supporting school leaders of the future and believes that 'everyone is a learner, everyone is a leader'. Jayne’s mantra is ‘Love, Learn, Laugh’.
Margaret O’Connor, Vice Principal for Curriculum & Standards
Margaret has worked in education for over 20 years, during which time she has held various roles including; nursery officer, EYFS practitioner leading on behaviour management, teacher of KS2 pupils with a diagnosis of SEND, Assistant Headteacher, and Deputy Headteacher.
Margaret’s areas of specialism include special educational needs, assessment, curriculum, and child development. Margaret has a proven track record of offering effective training and advice to schools and school leaders, and is keen to extend this to a wider range of schools.
She feels confident that she has a very good understanding of the challenges colleagues and schools face in planning for engagement, target setting, tracking and sharing small steps of progress of pupils with SEND.
Kate Campbell, Head of School, The Avenue
Kate has worked in the special needs sector for over 10 years, in a range of settings. She specialises in working with pupils with autism and challenging behaviour, and supporting practitioners to develop their practice to ensure outstanding outcomes for all.
Kate is experienced in delivering training on a variety of topics, including: Pedagogy, Autism, Behaviour, and Maths. She is also SLE for the Swiss Cottage Teaching School Alliance.
Ellie Cornford, Head of Therapy
After initially reading Music [MA Cantab], Ellie went on to work as an ABA (Applied Behaviour Analysis) Tutor and discovered a passion for working with children with Autism. Post-graduate studies in Speech and Language Therapy [PGDip MSc City University of London] then led to a newly-qualified practitioner role in an Outstanding (Ofsted 2016) special primary school, where a significant proportion of the pupils have Autism.
Ellie is now Head of Therapy in the Brent Specialist Academy Trust (BSAT) Senior Leadership Team, currently managing therapy provision for 200 pupils across 2 special schools, incorporating a Verbal Behaviour provision of 6 classes.
Challenge Partners accredited an Area of Excellence in 'Embedding therapy provision through multidisciplinary working'. Alongside her clinical caseload, Ellie is also a practising Elklan Tutor and a Regional Tutor for the Makaton Charity.
Emily Williams, Head of Behaviour and Inclusion
Emily has over ten years’ experience working within the field of Applied Behaviour Analysis in home and school settings. Emily specialises in improving outcomes for pupils with complex learning needs, particularly in the areas of functional communication and reducing barriers to learning, including challenging behaviour.
Emily holds a BA Hons Fine Art, a BACB course sequence for Fourth Edition Task List (BCaBA level), and will complete an MSc Applied Behaviour Analysis in September 2019.