She started to work at a specialist school for children with SpLDs (dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia) Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN) and ASC and ADHD profiles. She gained a wealth of experience working as a specialist one-to-one teacher and then ran the one-to-one team of teachers, developed the school’s Outreach programme, was the Lead Assessor and worked on the Senior Management Team.
Clare worked as a Key Stage 2 teacher and became involved in the world of dyslexia when she realised both herself and her daughter have dyslexia. She completed her Level 7 qualification and gained Associate Membership of the British Dyslexia Association (AMBDA).
Clare is delighted to be Helen Arkell’s Oxford Hub Coordinator where she supports a team of highly qualified, experienced assessors and tutors. She regularly assesses children, is a Level 5 tutor and delivers ‘Families and Schools Together’ projects and ‘Hints, Encouragement and Liaison for Parents’ sessions. Alongside her work at Helen Arkell, Clare lectures and is a tutor for candidates working towards their AMBDA qualification.
Clare says, ‘It is a joy to work with my colleagues at Helen Arkell; they have such great knowledge and dedication and I learn something new every day. Every day I aim to be an advocate for those with dyslexia; helping and encouraging them and supporting their parents and teachers. We all deserve the opportunity to become the best version of ourselves.’