Katherine has been a teacher for 24 years with the last 11 dedicated to the SEN sector. She has vast experience working with a range of pupils with different needs such as PMLD, MLD, SLCN and Autism. She successfully completed NPQH in January 2017. Katherine is passionate about improving the life chances of pupils with additional needs through the schools’ ambitious curriculum that does not limit their potential. She works closely with the Local Authority in shaping the future of special needs provision across the city. She has fought for 6 years to change the designation of the school to cover both an increased age range and an increased number on roll to reflect the local and national demand for specialist provision for SEND.