Catharine Healy is a L5 Course tutor and an assessor at the Centre. Her qualifications include BA (Hons), PGCE, NPQH, DipSpLD and she holds an APC with PATOSS.
She qualified as a teacher in 1985, beginning her career as a Modern Languages teacher in secondary education. Her interest in the holistic development of children, rather than their development in specific subjects, led to a move to primary teaching in 1990.
Catharine has worked in a variety of schools and positions, including Headteacher and SENCo. She has also worked as a Leadership Consultant for Hampshire County Council. Throughout her career Catharine has been passionate about securing the best possible outcomes for learners with learning differences.
Catharine down-sized her working life in 2007 and took the opportunity to focus her energies on supporting vulnerable learners, their parents and teachers. Her particular interest in the interplay between language, memory and processing and their impact on the acquisition of literacy and numeracy brought her to the L5 and L7 courses at HADC.
Catharine is a keen swimmer and walker. She plays the violin and enjoys playing string quartets and other chamber music with friends.