Lynn is retired, but her career ranged across mainstream education, special school and Alternative Provision, having worked in all sectors and been head of three different types of pupil referral units. As an ‘Outstanding’ head teacher, her professional role included advice to schools on how pupils’ additional needs impact on learning and strategies for inclusion.
With a particular interest in Quality Assurance (QA) and Self Evaluation, and working as a consultant for Northamptonshire Lynn reviewed methods of collecting, analysing and reporting data for special schools and SEN units and working nationally, looking at outcome and progress data within the area of AP.
She was a School Improvement Partner (SIP) for the special school sector.
As an independent education consultant, Lynn:
• Undertook school effectiveness monitoring visits to schools.
• Undertook the role of external advisor in the Head Teacher appraisal process, both within Northamptonshire and further afield
• Supported mainstream and special schools strategically, especially in the management of change, preparing for Ofsted, supporting SEND, setting up new processes and procedures and supporting centrally employed teachers within Northamptonshire.
• Led county reviews of the Sensory Support Services (HI and VI) and the services which support Looked After Children in Northamptonshire.
• Was commissioned to work with special school head teachers to produce their SEN/D descriptors for the NCC SEN/D 'Local Offer'.
Lynn is also a Member of Skylark academy trust and a Member of local wildlife and ecology groups