I have had 20+ years’ experience of working with SEND in mainstream schools. Starting as a class teacher and SENCO in primary education, I subsequently worked as a specialist advisory teacher for SEND for Wiltshire Council for 10 years. I am an accredited assessor for SpLD/Dyslexia and led the professional master’s programme for teachers in SpLD/Dyslexia at Bath Spa University for several years. I am now a qualified counsellor but currently back ‘in the thick of it’, working as a SENCO in a large primary school in Oxfordshire.