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Meet the Team

Meet the team of Autism specialists

Theresa Donnelly - 
Outreach Advisor
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 17 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 - Outreach Advisor
Has a degree in Supported Learning and Teaching. Sarah has worked at Linden Bridge for 19 years and is a full time 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.

She is particularly interested in sensory regulation and supporting children with learning how to self-regulate and understand their feelings.

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 has a son who is in his 30's diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

 

 

Katie Woods - Outreach Advisor

Katie has worked at Linden Bridge for 11 years. She has a degree in Education and learning and an NVQ level 3 in childcare and education. Katie is also an Attention Autism Advanced Practitioner for Gina Davies and trainer for Linden Bridge.

Katie is a trainer for DFE Autism Education Trust (AET) and delivers AET level 1 and 2 for Surrey schools.

Katie carries out monthly Outreach learning walks for Surrey school staff at Linden Bridge, which includes an introduction to Autism and an opportunity view the school's structure.

She has worked between the primary and secondary departments during her time. 

Katie is passionate in delivering attention building activities to support learning, prompting for independence and skills for life, especially within the early years.

She is trained in TEACCH and PODD. 

Katie has a sibling who is diagnosed with Autism so she has lived and worked with people on the Autistic spectrum.

 

 

Kerry Wise - Outreach Administrator

Kerry has been working for the SEND Teaching School as an administrator since November 2016, coordinating both Cygnet and PAT-P training courses for parents. Kerry has recently taken on an additional role working as an administrator for the Outreach Team. Kerry’s role will be to help with the general day-to-day administration, maintaining contact information for mainstream schools and co-ordinating ASD Resources as and when requested by the team.

 

 

 

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