I joined The Mead Academy Trust in 2011 as part of the graduate teacher programme and have remained with the trust since then. I have taught a variety of year groups across the primary phase with a strong passion and interest in SEND. In 2015 I completed the National Award for SENCo and was successful in getting the role of SENCO at Castle Mead. I love the variation the job brings and I find it very rewarding. In 2017 I completed the Thrive training course and am now a licensed practitioner, as well as Trust lead. Over the last year I have developed and implemented a Nurtured Learning provision within the school. This has been an exciting project and has enabled many of our vulnerable learners to develop a positive experience of their time in school.  I am now very excited to be an SLE for SEND and look forward to working with colleagues in this subject area.