Modern Foreign Langauges

Tara graduated from a small teacher training college in Southampton with a B.Ed. hons degree with French. She began her teaching career at Streetfield Middle School in Dunstable, where she was a class teacher with responsibility for teaching French across the school. She relocated to Exmouth when her first son, Sam, was a year old and taught at Whipton Barton Junior School in Exeter, where she continued to teach French but also discovered a passion for SEND and became the SENCO. After her second son, Joe, was born the family moved to Brittany, where Tara worked as an English language assistant in a French high school.

The family moved to Milton Keynes in 2005 and Tara has worked at Middleton ever since, teaching in various different year groups including EYFS and Year 6. Tara has led several subjects at Middleton including French, Geography and Global Education.

Tara became the SENCO at Middleton in 2006 where she has championed the learning opportunities for SEND children across the school. Tara took a sabbatical year out to work at The Walnuts School in MK- an amazing special school for children with ASD- and since returning has pioneered ASD friendly provision within her mainstream setting.

Tara has extremely high expectations for both the social and academic progress of SEND children. She can support with auditing your learning environments, personalising the learning for your SEND children, tracking their progress, helping you to work more closely with your SEND parents and the Local Authority. Tara will also support you in the writing and collating of paperwork for EHCP requests and Annual Reviews, top-up funding requests and preparing for Forums.

Tara has been the Assistant Head and is now the Senior Deputy Head at Middleton Tara has trained and developed the new SENCO at Middleton and is equally happy to provide support for new SENCOs as well as those that have been in post for longer.

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