We are thrilled to introduce our Axcis Ambassadors. These are notable individuals who are involved with the SEND sector and who support the work we do at Axcis. You may have seen guest posts on our blog from them, or you may have heard about wonderful SEND products or services they offer. Find out more here.
Danielle Brown MBE
Danielle Brown MBE started archery on her fifteenth birthday and three years later she was on the Great Britain team, jumping in as World Number 1 and hanging onto that position for the rest of her career. Danielle won gold at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games and retained her title in London 2012, as well as winning 5 World Championship Titles. She became the first disabled person to represent England at the Commonwealth Games (and win gold) as an able-bodied athlete. Danielle works as a keynote speaker, trainer and coach.
In 2019, Danielle was made a patron for the charity nasen – the National Association for Special Educational Needs. Axcis have been long-standing partners to this charity and are proud to support the work they do for the sector.
Danielle has written several guest blogs for Axcis and has also provided a signed copy of her book, “Be Your Best Self” for us to use as a competition prize. She wrote this book in conjunction with 9 year old Nathan Kai. Find out more about it here.
Graham Chatterley previously worked as an assistant head at a school in Warrington for pupils with a range of SEMH needs. He has 4 children, the youngest 2 of which have varying ASD needs. One being very high functioning with some social and understanding difficulties, however managing well in a mainstream setting. The other having significant ASD, ADHD and Sensory Processing Disorder needs requiring an SLD setting. This puts Graham in an insightful position, understanding the demands of both a home and education setting for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).
Graham now runs his own training and consultancy venture, called “Challenging Perceptions”. His aim is to help teachers and other education professionals to “look beneath the behaviour” and to effectively support children without (or with minimal) use of punitive measures. His ethos reflects the “seek first to understand” mentality and supports the idea of building relationships with challenging pupils in order to effectively support them. You can read more about this venture here.
We are proud to receive regular guest posts from Graham on this blog – here are a few you might like to take a look at:
- If we want children to make better choices we have to give them better odds of success
- The power of project based learning (guest post)
- My takeaways from the autism roller coaster (guest post)
Are you seeking SEND work or staff?
If you’re looking for a SEND teaching or support job in England or Wales, why not register with Axcis, the SEND recruitment specialists? Or perhaps you need to recruit staff for your school or provision? If so, why not take a look at the Axcis Website, or get in touch today to find out how we can help?