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    Kate started her career as an offender learning teacher and then worked in special education in various colleges and adult community education. She became a specialist dyslexia teacher and worked in further education assessing and supporting individuals for dyslexia. She was a consultant for the skills for life (Department of Education and Employment). She delivered sessions to teachers on supporting dyslexic learners. Kate ran her own business as a specialist support teacher and assessor providing support to children with dyslexia in primary and secondary schools and adults in higher education. She still assesses primary, secondary and adults for dyslexia. 


    Kate is currently a lecturer for the Postgraduate Certificate in SpLD (Dyslexia) and the Postgraduate Certificate Education (Dyscalculia). This role includes teaching on the courses and developing the modules. The Dyscalculia course is the first course in the UK to be accredited by the British Dyslexia Association for Associate Teacher Status (ATS). She was the first person to deliver this course.

    External engagement

    Kate is a committee member for the Wirral dyslexia association where she frequently delivers free awareness courses to parents, teachers and teaching assistants.

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 4 - Quality Education
    • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

    Education/Academic qualification

    Dyslexia , MA, Special Educational Needs, Manchester Metropolitan University

    1 Sept 20101 Jul 2011

    Award Date: 1 Jul 2011

    Dyslexia, PGDip, Special Education Needs, Manchester Metropolitan University

    1 Sept 20081 Jul 2009

    Award Date: 1 Jul 2009

    Dyslexia , PGCert, Specific Learning Difficulties / Dyslexia, Manchester Metropolitan University

    1 Sept 20011 Jul 2002

    Award Date: 1 Jul 2002

    Adult and Further Education , PGCert, Adult and Further Education Teaching Certificate, University of Bolton

    1 Sept 19991 Jul 2000

    Award Date: 1 Jul 2000

    Social studies, BA, Applied Social Studies by Independent Study , Manchester Metropolitan University

    1 Sept 19973 Jul 1999

    Award Date: 3 Jul 1999


    • LC Special aspects of education
    • Dyslexia
    • Dyscalculia
    • Special Education
    • Inclusion
    • ADHD
    • Dyspraxia
    • assessment