Julia Ridley started her teaching career in 1986 and has worked in a variety of schools for over 30 years, predominantly in the Special School sector.
She taught French in a Secondary School initially and then re-trained to work in an Outstanding Special School in the London Borough of Waltham Forest. Julia taught children from the ages of 5 to 19. She was a Headteacher in a school for pupils with complex needs as well as a Deputy Head in two schools in North East London.
She has also been a tutor for the University of Kingston in the areas of Speech and Language Impairment as well as Autism.
Since starting her own private SEN Consultancy Company, Julia has acted as an SEN consultant for Mainstream Schools and a Specialist College, supporting Senior Leadership Teams in their drive to improve SEN Provision in their settings.
In addition, she helped shape a Local Authority’s response to the new Code of Practice and delivered training to multi-disciplinary teams. Julia is passionate about Inclusion and the right for all children to feel that they belong and can flourish in their learning.