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Our Consultants

At LEARN we work alongside a number of consultants from across Lincolnshire schools and businesses. Along with these consultants, LEARN shares a passion and drive towards providing high quality, informative and practical training and support.

Our support and training packages can be tailored to your needs and we will always endeavour to meet your requirements whenever possible. We can offer both one-to-one and group training and support.

Below are examples of some of the support and training we currently offer:
• Coaching
• EYFS Support
• Reading/Maths/Science Support
• Team Teach Training
• First Aid
• Makaton
• Passenger Assist Training
• Outdoor Learning
• Safeguarding

Our Team

Meet our Consultants:

Seriena Hodder – Safeguarding Trainer

Safeguarding Lead at C.I.T Academies

Seriena worked as a medic in the RAF before moving in to Early Years Education. During the following 20 years, she managed three Lincolnshire Early Years settings and discovered a passion for Special Educational Needs. Now, with a wealth of educational, safeguarding and pastoral experience, Seriena provides safeguarding training for LEARN.

Ann White –
LaMHS Trainer
(Leading a Mentally Healthy School)

Director of Safeguarding & Wellbeing at C.I.T Academies

Ann has worked in the education sector since 1988. She has worked in numerous settings over the years including an SEMH Residential School and Primary and Secondary SEN Schools. Across her career, Ann has been responsible for Safeguarding and Pastoral Care, as well as teaching.

Anita Asken –
Emergency First Aid at Work, and Paediatric First Aid Trainer

TA2 at GANF Schools

Jayne Carter –
Early Years, Science, and Speech & Language Trainer

Enterprise and Development Leader at  LEARN TSA

Jayne is an independent Early Years & Primary Consultant and really interested in finding the most effective ways to empower all adults so they can make a difference to their children and families. Jayne leads the Early Years networks, the Elklan speech and language sessions for LEARN, as well as coordinating the Artsmark programme. She also delivers the ‘Leading a mentally healthy school programme’.

Leanda Evans –
MIDAS & PAT Trainer

Higher Level TA at GANF Schools

Leanda has been working with GANF for over 6 years, thoroughly enjoying the career development opportunities on offer. She has been an Instructor in a class of Year 2 and 3 pupils at Sandon School for the past 2 years and is now enrolled at Bishops Grossette University, completing a degree in Education with the hope of becoming a qualified teacher. Leanda enjoys driving the children to the forest schools and different outdoor adventures and believe they learn through experience, so using MIDAS to teach others to drive is very important to her, as it allows for as many children to get out and about as much as possible.

Lizzie Papworth –
Attendance Trainer

Designated Safeguarding Lead and Teacher at Foxfields Academy

Joe Bogumsky –
Outdoor Learning Trainer

Outdoor Education Co-ordinator at GANF Schools

Joe started his journey with GANF in 2013, whereby he developed and continues to deliver their outdoor learning programme. He has taught all ages and abilities from a variety of schools to experience the wonders of the outdoors. Joe’s passion for providing a platform to the outdoors has grown to develop an ‘Introduction to outdoor learning’ program that gives adults the confidence to understand how to use an outdoor learning space.

Kate White –
Moving and Handling Trainer

Headteacher at Sandon School

Kate began teaching at Sandon School in 1998 and continues to be passionate about providing a balanced and holistic education for all learners. She has taught across all key stages across GANF Schools and has lead Early Years provision and Communication across both sites for the last 3 years. Kate is also responsible for PMLD provision at Sandon and leads on Curriculum and EHCP review processes.

Denise Parker –
SENCO Support

Deputy Director of Keystone Teaching School and SEN Consultant – SENCo Solutions

Denise has been a teacher for 25 years and a SENCo for over 15 years in both Peterborough and Lincolnshire, leading SEN in a three-form entry primary school with a significant percentage of pupils with SEND. Not only does Denise have current, first-hand experience of being a SENCo and the challenges that the role faces, she also has strong links with Lincolnshire organisations such as the SEND Team, Teaching Schools and Outside Agencies. For 8 years, Denise supported the Local Authority sitting on the Allocation Meetings, which make decisions on requests for Statutory Assessments; this has provided her with a thorough understanding on how the SEND Team expect the graduated approach to be applied in school settings.

Alongside this work Denise is a Specialist Leader of Education (SLE) for Keystone Teaching School, providing training for Initial Teacher Training and Newly Qualified Teachers with regards to SEND and also completing pieces of work within school settings to improve outcomes for pupils with SEND. Denise is also a trained SEND Reviewer and has been a Specialist Partner in the Lincolnshire LENS Project led by LEARN Teaching School, completing a number of SEND Reviews.
Denise also supports the Lincolnshire National SENCo Award by leading training in how to apply the graduated approach in schools.

For over 10 years, Denise has set up and led successful SENCo Cluster Groups, which meet termly to support colleagues and to share good practice. It is now an established group of SENCos, which continues to grow.

Denise holds the National SENCo Award and is an Accredited Nurture Practitioner, leading her previous school to gain consecutive ‘Inclusion Quality Mark Awards’ and to become the first school in Lincolnshire to have an accredited Nurture Group and a ‘Boxall Quality Mark Award’.

Over the last fifteen years, Denise has built up strong relationships with Lincolnshire professionals and her wealth of knowledge and experience means that she frequently offers advice to others.

It is this passion for helping others in the area of Special Educational Needs that has led to Denise becoming an SEN Consultant.

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