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Name

Mrs Beverley Bailey

Specialisation

Special Education Needs

Role

Leadership of the Curriculum

School

Elmwood School

Areas of Support

  • Leadership of the Curriculum
  • Special Educational Needs (SEN)

Mrs Beverley Bailey | Family Outreach Co-Ordinator

Prior to Education I was a Director at an Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Company, after 12 years I felt it was time to utilise my drive and skillset dong something different but at the time I was not sure what this looked like. I attended evening courses at College to learn British Sign Language (BSL) which brought me into the Educational setting. I became a Level 3 translator at a School in Stoke-On Trent, although my role has varied somewhat over the past 10 years my drive and motivation to improve the lives of children within Education still remains. I currently work at Elmwood School and am part of the Senior Leadership Team, I work as a Family Outreach Co-ordinator which allows me to implement change, improve the health and well-being of pupils and their families as well as shape services locally stretching through the wider consortium of the West Midlands

Impact

  • Pupil Voice – True representation of the school’s community which offer direct challenge to the school’s Leadership Team with a focus on IMPACT and improving their life changes in school and beyond.
  • Health and Well-being - Through collaboration, 60% of pupils now access a CAMHS and is driven by pupil voice. I chair the Autism Working Group (AWG) alongside agencies such as Public Health Walsall, CAMHS, Nursing and Social Care to identify missing services.
  • Emotional Strategies – Worked collaboratively with SLE’s to identify emotional coaching to use with pupils to support well-being.
  • Stop Think and Do – I have supported a colleague within School to deliver a theory based programme allowing pupils to identify triggers, emotions and strategies to manage their behaviours.
  • Preparation for Adulthood – 100% of School leavers (2018) are still in education, training or employment. This is due to planned experiences across a variety of settings to push their perceptions of ‘change’.
  • Coaching – I have facilitated a member of staff to carry out his role effectively allowing him to shadow and learn. I have enjoyed sharing practice as it has not only developed me as a person but others as well.