Meet the team / Helen Hoy
I have been a teacher for 20 years across the primary age, from nursery to year 6 and more recently in secondary school in years 7 to 9. I initially trained as an Early Years specialist, but I had a passionate interest in working with pupils with SEND and so became a SENCo in 2012.
I have a particular interest in the relationship between autism and eating disorders and how, very often, this is misdiagnosed. I have a daughter who is on the spectrum which has given me a particular insight into the challenges faced.
Qualifications: BA Hons History and Psychology. PGCE (Primary), Postgraduate Certification National Award for Special Educational Needs Coordination. Starting September 2021 Postgraduate Certificate in Special Education: Autism (children)