Liverpool John Moores University
Hayley taught in Hope School in Liverpool as a Teaching Assistant. She wanted to become a teacher and came to LJMU on a PGCE primary Salaried route into teaching. Upon completion of the course she gained a PGCE with 60 masters credits – and achieved grade 1 (the highest possible grade) on her PGCE.
Since graduating she has been employed full time by Hope School and completed her Newly Qualified Year (NQT) from 2015-2016. During her NQT year she made the Senior Leadership Team aware that she was interested in working with the school’s Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Co-ordinator (SENDCO) and wanted to have a leadership role in education.
She started working alongside the SENDCO in December 2015 and took over responsibility for pupils with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and Educational Health Care Plans. Hayley then gained promotion to become SENDCO at Hope School and completed her SENDCO postgraduate award at LJMU, funded by her employer, while in the post.