About Learning Support Solutions

All staff :

  • are qualified teachers with additional Special Educational Needs   (SEN) qualifications and their own specialism
  • have DBS vetting, PATOSS Practising Certificates and, as appropriate, professional indemnity and third party insurance
  • are self-employed

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Angela Grimes

After qualifying as a teacher Angela taught in local authority schools in London and then an International School in the United Arab Emirates. On returning to Kent she taught in primary schools in Gravesend and Maidstone before joining a local authority peripatetic team of specialist teachers.

Cert Ed, PG Dip in SEN, OCR Level 7 Certificate in Assessing and Teaching Learners with Specific Learning Difficulties (Dyslexia)
PATOSS SpLD Assessment Practising Certificate 500001312-OF4525

 

Laure Sutherland

Laure initially trained as a dancer at the Royal Ballet School and the Laban Centre and gained her teacher’s qualification at Goldsmith’s College, London. After her professional dancing career was finished she achieved her specialist specific learning difficulties qualifications and worked in Kent and Medway, in all school phases. She is a specialist teacher, assessor and SpLD trainer and enjoys being involved with delivering and assessing the OCR Level 5 and 7 courses.

Cert.Ed, Adv.Cert SpLD, RSA Dip SpLD, RSA Assesor,
PATOSS SpLD Assessment Practising Certificate 50000389-IF4077

 

Lyn Sweatman

Lyn achieved her qualified teacher status in 1989. She initially worked as a classroom teacher in schools in Northamptonshire and Kent, but then decided to pursue a career focusing on supporting pupils with special educational needs. To that end she worked within a local authority peripatetic team for over 20 years.

BEd (Hons) degree, , Adv. Cert. in SEN, OCR Level 7 Certificate in Assessing and Teaching Learners with Specific Learning Difficulties (Dyslexia)
PATOSS SpLD Assessment Practising Certificate 500001644-OF6059

 

Julie Sweeting

Having worked as a qualified classroom teacher in primary schools in Barking and Bromley, Julie was recruited to be an advisory teacher for science when the national curriculum was first introduced. Whilst bringing up a family she worked part time with pupils with special educational needs and decided to specialise in that field of work. Having qualified as a specialist teacher with a local dyslexia association, she subsequently worked for them, eventually being promoted to Education Manager. In 2009 she secured a peripatetic specialist support teacher position with a local authority, where she was instrumental in setting up the OCR level 5 and 7 courses.

BSc. (Hons.), PGCE, OCR Dip. SpLD, AMBDA
PATOSS SpLD Assessment Practising Certificate 500001779-IF1576