Role and responsibilities:
Jane provides advice and support for students with Specific Learning Difficulties and other disabilities to help them access and succeed in their studies. She arranges for students to have initial screening and assessment for learning difficulties, as well as helping students with a disability to apply for government funding. She provides study skills support for students including those with dyslexia, dyspraxia and autistic spectrum disorder. Jane also helps to organise any reasonable adjustments needed in teaching and assessment for students with disabilities.
Jane gained her BA Honours Degree in English and Theatre Studies at Lancaster University followed by a PGCE at Durham University. She lectured in Further Education for several years and has always been committed to supporting learners with additional needs and contributing to the development of an inclusive learning environment. Jane undertook further training as a dyslexia and disability specialist and obtained a Postgraduate Diploma in Dyslexia and Literacy at York University. Prior to joining Northern School of Contemporary Dance in 2017, she worked at Leeds City College as Dyslexia Support Manager and Leeds Trinity University as Disability Co-ordinator. Jane is a member of the Association of Dyslexia Specialists in Higher Education and is on their Register of Professional Quality Assured Tutors.