Jessica Narowlansky is the Head of Specialist Education and Wellbeing for Cavendish Education.
Jessica is a Level 7 Specialist Teacher and Assessor with a specialism in Dyslexia and in depth experience of supporting children with Autistic Spectrum conditions and/or social communication difficulties.
Her interest in special educational needs is largely inspired by her own experience of growing up with dyslexia and wanting to support young people with learning challenges to have a positive experience of education.
After completing her training as an International Montessori teacher, Jessica taught in primary education before training in cognitive assessment for Dyslexia and Specialist Literacy Teaching. Upon completing her training, Jessica worked as a one to one literacy specialist then as Special Educational Needs Coordinator at an independent day school in London. In 2014, she co-founded a secondary school for children with additional needs where she took on the role of Vice Principal and Head of SEND.
Jessica’s role in Cavendish is to facilitate the development of the wider mission of the group; that the unique learning profiles of our students are understood, and that mental health and wellbeing is supported throughout the whole of the Cavendish community.
In addition to her work with Cavendish, Jessica is currently training as a child, adolescent and family psychotherapist at The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust and offers therapeutic support to primary school pupils.
Along with work in schools, Jessica works in collaboration with law firms offering expert testimony in tribunals to support families in securing Education Health and Care Plans. She continues to work as a Dyslexia Assessor for children and adults, and as a freelance writer looking at issues in education.