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SENsational Tutors (Joanna Gibbs)

Joanna has 14 years experience working with children, including 8 years supporting pupils with special educational needs. She has exceptional understanding of the primary years curriculum, especially the 7+ and 11+ entrance examination requirements. 


​Joanna has been awarded a merit in her Master of Education degree in Inclusion and Special Educational Needs, is a qualified teacher with a Postgraduate Certificate in Education, and also has an undergraduate degree with honours in linguistics and phonetics from the University of Leeds. 
​Joanna has worked internationally and nationally as an elite KS1 and KS2 form teacher and Director of Special Educational Needs. These rigorous, creative, and student centered curriculums encouraged children to develop a strong sense of personal awareness and independence, as well as a life-long love of learning. 


As a former Director of the Learning Needs Team, Joanna is able to demonstrate an understanding of the needs of every child, including those with specific and additional educational needs such as dyslexia, attention, focus and behaviour difficulties, Asperger's Syndrome, ADHD, ADD, language and emotional difficulties and other learning needs. She thoroughly supports children to ensure that they are provided with a safe environment which enables them to thrive.​ She is a passionate and commited educator and lucky enough to have gained a substantial amount of training, experience, and skills necessary to be able to plan and deliver high quality pastoral care and education for all students. 


Joanna's career in education started when she worked as a behaviour and educational advisor for the National Health Service. Working in a multi-disciplinary team alongside speech therapists, occupational therapists, and educational psychologists, she is able to deploy a variety of strategies and interventions that target a number of educational and health needs. 


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