AuTC-1A

Autism Teaching Company

Support for all on the Autism Spectrum
Autism – we get it


Covid 19

A message to our friends and clients.

In these difficult times AuTC has continued with its individual regular support by moving to the online conferencing platform, Zoom, in order to deliver our services, although we can deliver through Teams, Skype and Facetime if required.

During the lockdown we have also delivered online workshops and check ins with families and support sessions on areas of autism in the same manner.

This online support has worked extremely well, and we will be continuing with this service as well as resuming our face to face support in schools and homes, working in a Covid secure way.

We aim to continue our support for children and young people in schools, colleges and at home in a flexible, blended way, depending on the circumstances and restrictions as we move forward into the new academic year.

About Us

Who We Are

The Autism Teaching Company was established to meet the needs of individuals with autism and those who teach and care for them. We recognised a growing need to provide a more responsive and cohesive service. Our teaching team are all experienced professionals who have a wealth of education knowledge in the field of Autistic Spectrum Conditions. We have a range of skills developed from our teaching experiences in mainstream schools, special schools and ASD units, from Reception through to Sixth Form. We can provide tailored support and bespoke training for children and young people in their own homes, at school and in the workplace.

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Autism Qualified Specialist Teachers
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Mental Health First Aider
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Enhanced DBS
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Hearing Impaired Specialist Teacher
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Specialists qualified in supporting adults on the spectrum

Our Team

We are experienced professionals who have a wealth of knowledge with educating children and young people with Autistic Spectrum Conditions.

Joanna Poole Lead Specialist Teacher

Joanna is a Specialist Teacher supporting children and young people on the Autistic Spectrum.

Joanna was born and raised in Bedford, the daughter of well regarded educators. Several close family members are on the Spectrum, so she has a good understanding of the joys and challenges of living with, and providing workable strategies for, autistic loved ones.

Ruth Moore Lead Specialist Teacher

Ruth is a Specialist Teacher supporting young people on the Autistic Spectrum.

Ruth has been a teacher for over 25 years. She trained at Westminster College, Oxford in Primary Education and has a post graduate certificate in Educating Pupils on the Autistic Spectrum.

Claire Hill Specialist Teacher

Claire lives with her family in St Albans. She has vast experience teaching pupils on the Autism Spectrum, from Reception through to Year 13, and has been teaching pupils with autism for almost 20 years.

Tracy Roberts Specialist Teacher

Tracy studied for her BEd at King Alfred’s College in Winchester. Over the last 25 years she has taught in a variety of schools in Bucks and has been a SENDCo for the past 7 years. She was one of the first in Bucks to gain her National SENDCo qualification.

Jane Lewis Specialist Teacher

Jane Lewis has taught in schools for over thirty years, supporting children and young people on the Spectrum. She trained at Goldsmiths’ College, University of London and has further qualifications in working with pupils, achieving a level 3 certificate in ‘Taking a Lead in Autism’ from the Autism Educational Trust.

Jessica Blake Specialist Teacher

Jess gained a Bed Hons degree at King Alfred’s College in Winchester and has been teaching for 26 years. She has worked as a SENDCo in both mainstream and independent schools and has spent many years as a specialist autism teacher in a special needs school, co-leading the autism provision.

Jacqui Dormer Specialist Teacher

Jacqui worked as a Deputy Head Teacher teaching autistic young people with special educational and mental health needs for over 20 years. She has a BSc Hons degree, BA, Masters in Special Educational Needs,and an AMBDA qualification for diagnosing dyslexia as well as degree level qualifications in other areas including business management.

Julie Fowler Specialist Teacher

Julie has been teaching for twenty-seven years and throughout this period she has taught in mainstream, independent and special schools. She has worked with pupils of every age and Key Stage.

Susan Cass Specialist Teacher

Susan Cass has taught in Mainstream Schools of all ages, both as a classroom teacher and attached Department Leader. She has worked with Looked After Children and has taught in Special Schools for many years, during which time Susan was trained to use the T.E.A.C.C.H. method of working with young people who have Autism.

Libby Brown Specialist Support

Libby has a BSc (upper class) honours degree with modules in social psychology.

Sue Jordan Specialist Support

For the past 14 years she has worked as a Teaching Assistant at a Buckinghamshire specialist school for communication and interaction. During this time she continued to learn and develop as a practitioner, most importantly appreciating the uniqueness of each individual and has adapted her skills accordingly.

Wesley Kenton Youth Support

Wesley was diagnosed on the spectrum at the age of ten and subsequently completed his education at Royal Latin School (GCSE) and Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School (A levels) before going to university…