Meet The Staff

Katie Greenwood – Outreach Support Team Manager
I have worked for over 20 years in Lancashire primary schools across a range of districts. I have extensive experience of working with children with a range of needs within a mainstream and a specialist setting, including children who have significant, sometimes very challenging, behavioural difficulties arising from additional special educational needs including SEMH issues. I firmly believe that all behaviour is a form of communication and that all educators play a pivotal role in finding ways to reach and inspire children with additional needs. I enjoy keeping up to date with the latest publications and research in order to deepen my understanding and learn new skills and strategies to provide schools with the best support and provide the best possible outcomes for the pupils I work with.

Fran Taylor – Outreach Support Specialist Teacher
I have a passion for learning and inclusion and have had the opportunity to initiate positive change over the past 25 years as a class teacher, assistant headteacher, SENDCo, SEND Case Manager and specialist outreach teacher. I have been based in large, diverse, inner city London schools but have more recently returned to my Lancashire roots.  I believe that all children should have access to a stimulating curriculum, irrespective of their starting point. In my view, it is also essential to have confidence in the ability of every child to learn; in my experience, such high expectations have seldom gone unrewarded. Through a variety of approaches, I have removed barriers for individual children who, due to significant SEMH and other SEND, have found mainstream school a challenge. I am privileged to support children and professionals across Lancashire and to continue to develop, and share excellent practice.