I have wide experience in education teaching children, teenagers and adults since 1987. I taught in primary schools, (1987-1996), and as a Headteacher (1996-2001). Taught in secondary education, (2001 - 2013) - in a secondary modern, a Key Stage 4 PRU, (2001-2003), and managed a Learning Support Unit in a large Inner London comprehensive school, (2003 - 2013). I have been an accredited External Adviser for headteacher performance and a teacher Threshold Assessor. I have been a Local Authority Lead for the National Programme for Specialist Leaders in Behaviour & Attendance. I hold a BA (Hons) in Humanities, an MA in Education, a PGCE, an Advanced Diploma in Educational Management, Diplomas in Psychology and Religious Studies. I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. I have been a Visiting Tutor at Goldsmiths, University of London in the Department of Educational Studies and joined UEL as a senior lecturer in September 2013. I have written and taught many modules for both on campus and eLearning on the BA Special Education; and contribute lectures in other undergraduate and MA programmes.