Alexandra Lord

Type of therapist: Behavioural Support, Autism Support, Dyslexia / SpLD Assessment, SEN Support, Counselling (Creative Arts)

Location: Oxfordshire

Skills

Dyslexia sessions Dyspraxia Anxiety Grief and Loss Mental Health issues Attention-related Difficulties (ADD, ADHD) Autism Spectrum Behavioural Difficulties Classroom Observation / Advice for Teachers Self-esteem Special Educational Needs Anxiety Bereavement Grief and Loss Mental Health issues Counselling using pictures / drawings / memory books Self-esteem Self-esteem / confidence Self-esteem

Qualifications

  • 1985- Diploma in Nursery Foundation Course (Montessori)
  • 1998- Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Studies in Education (Dyslexia) delivered by the Dyslexia Institute and validated by Kingston University
  • 2007 – Phonological Difficulties Course - Cheltenham
  • 2010 – Managing The Role of the SENCO (Learning Works)
  • 2011 – Assessment Procedure and Testing Material Course (Helen Arkell Centre)
  • 2012 – Dyslexia – Co-occurring Difficulties Conference (BDA) – Visual Stress, Asperger’s Syndrome, Dyspraxia/Developmental Co-ordination Difficulties, Speech and Literacy Difficulties, Dyscalculia, ADHD
  • 2013 – Working Memory Course (Learning Works)
  • 2014 – SEN Law Course
  • 2014 – The National Autistic Society – Understanding Autism
  • 2014 – New Code of Practice Course (Learning Works)
  • 2015 – English SENCO Course – London
  • 2016 – Mental Health Course (Learning Works)
  • 2016 – Behavioural Optometrist Course – Oxford University Hospitals
  • 2017 – TES Sen Show 2017 – ‘Writing Skills for reluctant writers – especially boys’
  • 2018 – Dyspraxia Education – Understanding Dyspraxia (DCD Developmental Coordination Disorder)
  • 2020 – PATOSS – Reading Comprehension Intervention Training
  • 2020 – Foundation to Drawing and Talking Therapy
  • 2021 - TES Show 2021 Understanding and supporting the mental health and well-being of autistic girls in school
  • 2021 - TES Show 2021 The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on children and young people with SEND and their families

CV

  • 2018 - 2021: St Hugh’s School, Learning Support Department- Head of Learning Support. In charge of 4 full and part time teachers plus a visiting Occupational Therapist and Speech and Language Therapist. Liaison with non-specialist teaching staff and management of differentiation of all children on the SEND register. Formulating and implementing strategy for development of the Department. Part of the Academic Leadership Team.
  • 2017- 2018: Bruern Abbey School, Learning Support Department- Learning Support teacher. Working with boys from 8yrs – 13yrs with various Specific Learning Difficulties. Formulating and implementing strategy for development of the Department. Working alongside and collaborating with Speech and Language Therapists and Occupational Therapists
  • 2010 - 2017: Summer Fields Preparatory School, Learning Support Department- Head of Learning Support. In charge of 5 part-time teachers plus a visiting Occupational Therapist and Speech Language Therapist. Liaison with all the staff and implementation of the New Code of Practice. Formulating and implementing strategy for development of the Department
  • 2009 – 2010: Summer Fields Preparatory School, Learning Support Department- Part time Learning Support Teacher. One to one teaching SpLD pupils from 8yrs to 13 years.
  • Volunteer teaching literacy to inmates at HM Prison Bullingdon
  • 2002-2010: St Hugh’s Preparatory School, Learning Support Department – one to one teaching and group teaching. Primarily responsible for attaining Read Write Inc ‘Model School Status’
  • 1999- 2002: Cokethorpe School, Learning Support Department - Dyslexia/Special Needs Teacher (part-time), 8–17-year-olds.
  • 1993 - 1997: The Hall School Hampstead. Class Teacher 6–7-year-olds, from 1994 Year Head (responsibility for three classes)

Interesting / fun facts

  • I have three lovely labradors and some chickens. I used to have two donkeys called Ronnie and Humphrey.
  • I love helping children who find reading and spelling challenging.

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