Karen Thorp (Outreach Manager)

Karen has extensive experience of special educational needs education. She has worked at The Collett School for 16 years as a class teacher in both primary and secondary and for the last three years as SENCo. Her teaching and leadership are 'Outstanding'. Karen has achieved the "Advanced SENCo Award".

On top of all that, Karen is highly organised, efficient and supportive. She has a wealth of knowledge and practical skills to support mainstream schools in developing appropriate and relevant resources and activities that improve teaching and learning.

Kelly Southwood

Kelly is a qualified nursery nurse who has worked at the Collett School for 13 years. She has a range of experience working with children with additional needs and is especially experienced with developing toilet training programmes and has had huge successes with these. Kelly is PECS trained, Steps trained and ELKLAN trained.