Jessica Blake

Specialist Teacher

Jess gained a Bed Hons degree at King Alfred’s College in Winchester and has been teaching for 28 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 primary school, co-leading the autism provision. She now also works in the learning support department of a mainstream secondary school, supporting students as a specialist teacher.

She has supported individual children, families and schools across a wide age range and has a wealth of training and expertise in many strategies and approaches including The Zones of Regulation, Attention Autism, Drawing and Talking, PECS and the SCERTS framework. She achieved a Level 3 certificate in ‘Taking a lead in Autism’ from the Autism Education Trust (AET)
Jess has also planned and delivered training to families and professionals in order to support the best possible outcomes for autistic children and young people, something she feels very passionate about.

“Jess has built up a fabulous rapport with our son, and her expertise is evident. She has found ways to engage him quickly and he has made visible progress since working with her. Jess has worked in partnership with the school, recommending strategies that have all been adopted and again have gone down brilliantly with our son. Thanks Jess your support is invaluable!”

A Parent