Sharon Jones

Over my 25 years in the teaching profession I have had extensive experience in leadership and special educational needs, teaching across all age ranges and supporting children with a variety of needs.

I have been a senior lead managing subjects across the curriculum, including Mathematics and Information Technology and a SENDCo. As deputy head teacher, I have worked in schools that were in ‘Requires Improvement’, turning them around and improving provision for SEND, as well as across the whole school.  I have developed my practice in SEND in both secondary and middle school settings. I am a qualified specialist teacher and carry out dyslexia assessments across the age ranges, including assessments for DSA. I have specialised in autism throughout my career and in my role as SENDco and have taught many children with complex needs in this area. One of my roles has been to revive and manage an autism base in Birmingham. More recently, I have also been a specialist teacher for children with physical disabilities in mainstream education.

My interest lies in empowering young people to learn and use strategies, including assistive technology, that enable them to access learning and make progress.

Qualifications: B.Ed (Hons), Post Graduate Certification in Specific Learning Difficulties (Dyslexia), AMBDA, Post Graduate Certification in Special Educational Needs (SENCO Award) with Merit, TEACCH trained.