"I am a passionate Literacy Lead in a special school in the heart of Dorset. As a Specialist leader of Education (SLE), I share my expertise to provide training and support schools and staff in the world of SEND, with particular slant towards Literacy learning. I started my 19-year career in mainstream classrooms and have worked in special education for 15 years, now teaching across all phases, from Early Years to Post 16. I also work with ITTs (Initial Teacher Trainees), and ECTs (Early Careers Teachers), mentoring and training teachers in their first steps in their own careers. As Literacy Lead, I a passionately believe literacy is for all - different not less. By using diverse, practical approaches with enthusiasm, we can inspire learners of all ages and abilities"