Education, Work Placement and Transition
Maureen has an extensive experience working with young people with special educational needs and disabilities, within a range of educational settings. She currently works as an advocate for Voiceability, providing advocacy for adults with mental health problems, learning disabilities and autism. In addition to this, Maureen also works as a Personal Tutor, teaching English and maths to Looked After students.
Previous employment includes a range of roles as a teacher, tutor, Education Specialist, Special Education Officer, and Education Case Worker, in a variety of settings including local authorities, schools, colleges, pupil referral units, foster care services, nurseries, etc.
In addition to her B.Ed and Master’s degree from the University of Northumbria, Maureen also has qualifications in counselling skills, Transactional Analysis and Neuro-Linguistic Programming. Further recent training includes safeguarding, person-centred reviews, Understanding the Statutory
Process, Data Protection, Equality Act 2010 and Supporting Medical Conditions, Understanding Educational Psychology Reports and Tests, Stronger Families from Assessment to Outcomes, Preparing for Adulthood and Independent Living, 2014 SEND Reforms.
Maureen’s interests outside of work include drama, dance, walking, driving, writing poetry. Mentoring young people with an alcoholic/drug addicted person in their lives. Panel member (education) at Foster Cares.