Rachael qualified as an Educational Psychologist in 2000 having previously taught in primary schools where she had undertaken roles as literacy coordinator and SENCO. As an EP, Rachael has worked at main-grade and management levels in local authority EP services and gained experience working in a range of settings, including nursery, primary and secondary schools as well as specialist provisions catering for the needs of pupils with complex learning difficulties, ASD, and emotional and mental health difficulties. She has also worked as part of multi-disciplinary CAMHS teams, delivering a range of mental health interventions and provided supervision for family support workers.
Rachael has been involved in the training and supervision of trainee EPs since 2003, providing supervision for trainees and qualified EP teams. She is currently a lecturer and research supervisor on the EP training course at The Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust, a senior teaching fellow at the Institute of Education and research advisor at University College London.
Since completing her doctorate in Educational Psychology, Rachael has gained considerable expertise in ‘Dynamic Assessment’. She has a particular interest in approaches that focus on the processes of learning and how to help children to become more effective learners.
Rachael is a chartered EP, and a member of the British Psychological Society, Division of Educational and Child Psychologists and International Association of Cognitive and Educational Psychologists