Sandra is a highly dedicated professional who not only has a sound understanding of the educational issues surrounding SEND but is also able to provide a great deal of emotional support to parents, carers and the young people in their care. Her passion to open up a world of choice for young people with Autism, drives her development work with teaching and support staff supporting them to develop as confident leaders; able to effectively work with parents and their children – helping them to be the best they can be. The support she provides to parents helps them to feel they are not alone. If I was to summarise Sandra in a sentence it would be: A driven and passionate individual, relentless in her mission to make a difference.
Carol Shepherd – Educational Consultant and Coach
Sandra Harrison a seasoned coach, specialist in Autism and special educational needs. Having worked under her leadership in a special needs school I leant a lot that lead me to the level in my career I am currently in now, Sandra has an amazing passion for pupil in the autistic spectrum and special needs in general. She has a lot of knowledge that guides parents, schools and caregivers the right direction to give the pupil all the support they need to attain education and have access to all the supports they need. She is a tested and trusted person in knowing how to get things right and running with special needs children and young people.
Chinwe Okam – Behaviour therapist
I have had the pleasure of working with Sandra at an SEND school for pupils with Autism. Sandra exudes a truly knowledgeable and inspirational style of leadership whereby not only does she encourage, challenge and motivate the professionals that she leads but also goes above and beyond to cultivate their holistic wellbeing. Through superb coaching Sandra had me looking at exactly what I wanted to achieve in my career and carefully helped me set goals in order to achieve them. What Sandra has taught me will stay with me forever and wherever life takes me her gems of wisdom will continue to resonate.
Sandra came to my school in its hour of need as an Executive Head. Sandra motivated the staff and set the school in a steady path until a full time replacement was sourced. Very knowledgeable and has great attention to detail, pro active rather than reactive , Sandra would be a credit to any educational set up and will only ever improve your school .