Hi I’m Natalie and I’m the PPV Manager and my role is to work alongside parents, carers and professionals, to not only create positive change in the services families access, but to feedback the most important views of all, YOURS! I work alongside health and social care, education and the voluntary sector. Sharing feedback with professionals and supporting parent reps in their goals and aspirations.I have a passion for SEND professionally and personally, I believe in positive change, being proactive when issues arise and co-production with parents, carers and professionals.I have spent time as a Parent Rep building up my knowledge and experience and can see the positive impact that a parents’ voice can have.I am a parent, of 3 teenagers and a 11 year old boy with autism, ADHD and a language disorder, who attends mainstream education within the city. I’ve interacted with many schools and services over the past 10 years including the mental health services for support with my teenagers.I am in my element in nature and walks in the forests and you may see me cycle past you within the city as I love my bike.
Hello. I’m Kara. I’m the Engagement Officer for PPV. My role is to recruit parent volunteers to work alongside local schools to be a SEN (Special Educational Needs) Champion. A SEN Champion will be a parent that others can speak to for ideas and information if they are unable speak with the school SENCO.
I have been working with children and young people since 1998 and I hold various other positions within the community. I’m an Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ Childminder, a school governor of a local infant school as well as a governor of a secondary school. In both schools I am the SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities) governor.
I have two teenagers with a diagnosis of autism, one attends college and one attends a mainstream school.