Head Teacher (Limpsfield Grange School)
I am the Headteacher of Limpsfield Grange School for girls with communication and interaction difficulties including autism. I have worked in education for 20+ years, in a range of settings across London and the South East. I have experience of leadership in a mainstream secondary school in the east end of London; and special schools in London and Brighton. I am a qualified Teacher of the Deaf, and an English teacher. Over the past six years alongside members of the Limpsfield Grange team I have dedicated time to raising awareness of female autism nationally. Limpsfield Grange School was the subject of the ITV documentary “Girls with Autism” and students of the school have written two novels “M in the Middle” and “M is for Autism” with the author Vicky Martin. I have contributed chapters to books about female autism, edited by Professor Carpenter and Dr Hebron, and have written blogs and articles for a wide range of publications. Representatives from Limpsfield Grange speak nationally about female autism, and have spoken at the Autism Show London, NAHT and NUT SEND conferences, the National Autistic Society professional’s conference and the House of Lords. I am a founding member of the Autism and Girls Forum, and have contributed to published works on female autism and education, and on working with disadvantaged young people with SEND.