Amy Marshall is currently the Assistant Headteacher in one of the largest Primary Schools in County Durham.
She began her career in a really deprived area in East Durham and has always continued to work in schools with a similar catchment.
For the last 15 years she has been part of the Leadership Team in the various schools she has worked in.
Amy sees her role as SENDCo as a total privilege, and says seeing pupils overcome barriers is one of the best parts of her job.
Amy has been part of the County Durham Inclusion Panel, as well as being active on the Autism Steering Group for the area. She is passionate about social justice and inclusion and truly believes that every child deserves the best educational provision possible, which supports them to feel a sense of belonging to their school and community.
Working in four different schools has enabled Amy to understand inclusion within different contexts. Learning and developing provision is a continual process. She is really interested in how different settings meet the needs of the community that they serve and through the IQM cluster meetings, has taken away some really innovative practice, which in turn has strengthened her own school’s offer.