Sue Lenihan

I have worked in primary education for over 25 years, as teacher, deputy head, headteacher, with 20 years as SENCo, a role I care deeply about.  Most recently I gained my Masters in Education (Autism Specialist, children) from the University of Birmingham.

My greatest accomplishment is proud mother to four children, two of whom have educational needs, one requiring an EHCP. Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia and a range of associated language and sensory needs and differences are an integral part of our lived experience as a family.  I am passionate about authentic inclusion and co-production and working with children and families in the autism community to improve research, leadership, educational opportunity, and so, quality of life.

Qualifications: B. Ed (Hons, QTS), National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH), Reading Recovery qualified teacher, M.Ed. (Special Education: Autism (children)).