Vanessa is the Head of Specialist Education for Cavendish Education.
Vanessa is an experienced education specialist with 15 plus years of experience in education.
Alongside leadership roles such as SENDCo, assistant headteacher and SEND adviser she has also taught across the age ranges in co-educational and single-sex leading mainstream and specialist Independent and State schools.
Her expertise lies in Special Educational Needs (SEN) and School Improvement; providing training, support, and advice to improve outcomes for all pupils, offering a range of services for headteachers, senior and middle leaders, SENDCos, teachers and support staff. She has a strong reputation with the parents and families that she has worked with, utilising her breadth of experience to support families to navigate their journey through the complex system of SEND with a particular focus on the needs of students with Autism, Specific Learning Difficulties and other neuropsychological processing difficulties.
Her strengths include in-depth knowledge of SEN policies and procedures, a proven track record of improving outcomes for schools, SEND pupils, and the ability to provide effective support and training to education professionals and families. She is passionate about making a positive impact on the lives of pupils with SEN and enabling schools to achieve excellence.