Leonie Berry

I have been in teaching for over 40 years, working in the fields of Autism, Physical Disability, Learning Disability, Profound and Multiple Learning Disability and Social Emotional and Mental Health.

Working with children and young people between the ages of four and 19, their families and schools has been a privilege and I’m proud to have helped set up specialist provisions for young people with autism. Between 2007 and 2017 I was Warwickshire’s Lead Consultant Teacher for the Integrated Disability Service Autism Team and Education Lead for developing integrated services for pupils who have sensory processing difficulties.

I have been a Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) for vulnerable learners for 16 years and continue this role within SEND Supported. A particular interest of mine is helping learners with communication and interaction needs to express their views, in order to promote a better understanding of their needs among those who work with them in school.

Qualifications: Cert. Ed.; B.A.; CNAA Diploma in Professional Studies in Education (Special Education);  Primary Certificate in Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy; M.Ed. (Special Education: Autism).