Andy is a Specialist Consultant, Thrive Licensed Practitioner and Nurture Specialist supporting children with social/emotional/behavioural and SEND needs.
Andy has worked extensively in Special Needs Schools and mainstream settings for over 10 years, teaching and supporting vulnerable learners and she has considerable experience in training and supporting staff in their work with children who have a wide range of needs.
Qualifications include a degree in Drama (1st Class Honours), she is a qualified Level 3 Forest School Leader and children’s Zumba instructor.
Andy leads forest school and emotional regulation programmes and multi-sensory drama projects.
Professional interests: Special Needs, Attachment Needs, using the arts and play to help children develop socially and emotionally, pursuing holistic approaches in her work, focusing on well-being both for children and staff, particularly linked to nature.
Andy is passionate about nature, the outdoors, the sea and especially wild swimming. Her other passions include the arts, drama, dance and photography which she pursues in her other work both professionally and personally.