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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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Counsellor
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Experienced Qualified SENDCos
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Hearing Impaired Specialist Teacher
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Trained T.E.A.C.C.H Specialist Teacher
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Enhanced DBS certificates
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Level 3 CBT Specialist Teacher
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Registered University AS Tutors
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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.

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.

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.

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.

Liz Inglis Specialist Support

After completing a degree in French and German Interpreting and Translating Liz worked in international banking for 15 years…

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…

Sarah Morgan Counsellor/CBT Therapist

Sarah is a Counsellor/ CBT Therapist who works in an ‘Autism friendly’ way with children, young people and adults both on and off the spectrum.