Starfish Class Teacher: Jane Oliver
I have worked in and around the education system for many years, including teaching adults, but trained at a special school with a specialism in autism in Dorset and qualified as a primary school teacher in 2004 from Plymouth University, I then worked in a mainstream primary school for six years as a class teacher and gained the National Accreditation Award of Special Needs Co-Ordination from Exeter University as SENCO in 2011. However, I had always hoped to return to a special school setting and was delighted when the opportunity arose to join Medina House, especially as I had recently relocated to the island from Dorset with my family. I have responsibility for co-ordinating Science at Medina House which is appropriate as my first degree was in Biological Sciences from Plymouth Polytechnic in 1984.
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