Julie has been an associate with KCA since 2014. Part of her time with KCA was spent as interim Director of training. This enabled her to gain an in depth understanding of the ethos and values held by KCA.
Julie has delivered training, consultancy and keynotes to over 200 different audiences. Julie's has a strong knowledge base, which underpins the key messages relating to attachment, trauma and resilience. She is committed to her own on-going professional development and sharing the knowledge and understanding in relation to this widely.
Julie's background is rooted in understanding and meeting the needs of children with special educational needs and disabilities, (SEND) with a specific focus on social, emotional and mental health. Julie is highly regarded and has a long established reputation in this SEND sector.
Alongside her work with KCA, Julie continues to work with national organisations as a trainer, consultant and adviser. These include the National Association of Special Educational Needs, the British Association of Early Childhood Education.
Recently Julie has been working with KCA to co create an e- learning package of training for early years SENCOs in line with the DfE specification.
Julie is passionate about the transformative nature of knowledge and the science base of KCA's work and the impact this can have on the workforce in improving outcomes for vulnerable children and young people.
- 2007–Present: Independent consultant and trainer
- 2015–2016: Interim Director of Training for KCA
- 2005–2006: Special Educational Needs Project Support Officer: special needs and inclusion
- 2003–2005: Early Years and Childcare Services Manager
- 1994–2003: Advisory Teacher for Special Needs (Early Years)
- 1993–1994: Manager, Multi-disciplinary Home Visiting Team for young children with disabilities, London Borough of Hillingdon (secondment)
- 1990–1993: Teacher, Grangewood School, London Borough of Hillingdon (severe learning difficulties)
- 1989–1990: Teacher, children with learning difficulties, Belmont School (mainstream), London Borough of Hounslow
- 1986–1989: Teacher and Team Leader, Mandeville School, London Borough of Ealing (severe learning difficulties)
- Bachelor of Education (Honours): children with severe learning difficulties, Institute of Education, University of London, 1986