I was going to start this post by telling you about the time I volunteered to help with a Y7 class as a way of escaping the pressure of taking further maths at A-Level, and I was going to say that’s what started my journey to where I am today. Then I realised that wasn’t quite true.
I was eight when my mum agreed to take some girls with SEN into our Brownie Pack. That’s my first experience of SEN, and Mary, Stella and Jenny have a lot to answer for! They were just like the rest of us, and from then I’ve never thought twice about helping or working with people with disabilities. At the time, my stepmother was also teaching cooking to adults with additional needs and we went along to the occasional lesson when we were off school and she was not.
When I was 15 I…
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