PLEASE NOTE: We are not a crisis service. If you are in crisis and in need of immediate mental health support call NHS 111 option 2 or Samaritans on 116 123, text ‘SHOUT’ to 85258 or go to your nearest A&E department.

Other Workers

Kate Pode

Educationalist - BA, MSc Special Ed, PGC Autism

I’m a qualified teacher and I have a master’s in special education – working in the field for close to thirty years. I was drawn to an autism specialism due to personal experiences with a son, nephew, and friends on the spectrum. I currently cover all external training requests and in-school support and assessments.

Paul James

Safeguarding Lead - MA BEd Dip SH

I have been Safeguarding Advisor in three local authorities, providing training, advice and guidance to schools, police, and health and social care professionals. I was also an assistant head teacher in a secondary school where I line-managed the SENDCO team. The school integrated 350+ students with additional needs. I also regularly deliver internet safety workshops to children and young people with ASD and other needs.