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Meet the team of autism specialists

Theresa Donnelly  
Has a B.A. (hons) degree in Education, a Diploma in Child Psychology and a National Professional Qualification for Middle Leadership. Theresa has worked at Linden Bridge for 14 years and is the school’s Inclusion Lead, a member of the outreach Advisory team and Autism Specialist team at Linden Bridge. Theresa is passionate about providing the best support for all pupils with autism. Theresa is interested in anxiety, behaviour, building resilience and communication methods in ASD pupils and providing the right support for pupils to be independent. She has a vast knowledge of children at all levels and ages of the spectrum and delivers training on Autism to peers, parents, teachers and other professionals on a variety of topics, including ASD awareness, strategies and approaches, sensory or behaviour, prompting for independence and theory of mind.  Theresa is also trained in TEACCH and enjoys updating practice with current research, Theresa is a trainer for the DFE Autism Education Trust (AET) and delivers training on a weekly basis to a variety of settings. Theresa is currently working on a training programme to develop teaching assistants’ professional development in all educational settings.  
 
Sarah Scott
Has a degree in Supported Learning and Teaching. Sarah has worked at Linden Bridge for 15 years and is the Linden Bridge Intervention Co-ordinator, a member of the outreach Advisory team and Autism Specialist team at Linden Bridge. Sarah’s heart lies in pupil well-being. Sarah has worked with pupils on self-esteem and understanding their diagnosis. She has a vast knowledge of children at all levels and ages of the spectrum and delivers training on Autism to peers, parents, teachers and other professionals on a variety of topics including ASD awareness, strategies and approaches, sensory or behaviour, prompting for independence and theory of mind. Sarah is also trained in TEACCH and enjoys updating practice with current research.
Sarah is also a trainer for the DFE Autism Education Trust (AET) and she delivers training on a weekly basis to a variety of settings. Sarah is currently working on a training programme to develop teaching assistants’ professional development in all educational settings.  
Sarah has a son who is 26yrs old diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

 
Jeannette Clark has a B.A. degree in Art and History and a PGCE.  Jeannette came into special education from a mainstream comprehensive school and has been at Linden Bridge School for fifteen years.  Initially she was employed as a class teacher in the secondary department and then in Senior Management positions. Jeannette has been instrumental in developing a vocational curriculum for our Post 16 department and worked closely with local FE colleges and employability.
More recently she has decided to reduce her working week and has become a member of the outreach Advisory and Autism Specialist team at Linden Bridge. She has a vast knowledge of children at all levels and ages of the spectrum, is TEACCH trained and delivers training on Autism to peers, parents, teachers and other professionals.  This has included such topics as Autism Awareness, Strategies for the mainstream Primary Classroom and our life skill and vocational curriculum. Jeannette is also a trainer for the DFE Autism Education Trust (AET) and she delivers training on a weekly basis to a variety of settings. Jeannette has also been involved in a project regarding Progression pathways into paid employment.
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