(1994 – 2008)
After graduating with an Bachelor of Education (Hons) Degree, I worked as a class teacher in various different primary schools throughout Dumfries and Galloway. I have had experience teaching children at all ability levels from Nursery to P7.
Additional Support for Learning Teacher (2008-2013)
During this time, I gained my Post-graduate Certificate in Additional Support for Learning and undertook further training in the following areas: Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Autism, Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD and Attachment Disorders.
Principal Teacher of Additional Support 3-18 (2013-2019)
In addition to carrying out assessments, tracking progress and delivering tailored intervention programmes to pupils, I led training for learning assistants and teaching staff across a cluster of mainstream schools (3-18). I worked closely with families and other services (including Educational Psychology, Speech and Language, Occupational Therapy) to ensure each child was given the best possible learning experience.
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Hi, I’m Diane and I carry out all of the Educational MOTs and tutoring sessions.
After gaining my Bachelor of Education (Honours) degree in 1994, I worked as a primary teacher in several schools across Dumfries and Galloway. In 2008, I became an ASL teacher, and three years later, went on to complete my postgraduate certificate in Additional Support for Learning.
In 2013, I was promoted to Principal Teacher of ASL, across Moffat Cluster (a mainstream all-through school 3-18, and a feeder primary school) where I trained and managed a team of learning assistants, and was responsible for identifying and addressing a wide range of needs, including ASD, ADHD, attachment disorder, dyslexia and dyscalculia.
In 2019, after being awarded ‘Professional Recognition in Additional Support Needs’ by the General Teaching Council, I handed in my notice and moved to West Lothian to follow my dream of setting up Educational MOT; a service which helps children and parents, by identifying: where the child is at in their learning, how the child is learning, which learning strategies are most successful for them, and what they (child and parent/tutor) can do to boost learning (and confidence).
I am committed to supporting children (and families) with education, while helping develop a love of learning through fun and motivating experiences.
I was awarded ‘Professional Recognition in Additional Support Needs 3-18’ from the General Teaching Council in 2019. All qualifications, PVG, and current references available on request.
Tailored Tutoring Sessions
Dyslexia Support Programmes
Literacy Intervention Programmes
Numeracy Intervention Programmes
Educational Assessment Sessions (MOTs)
Virtual Family Learning Courses (enquire for more information)
Highly recommend Diane, my son is thriving, and loves going to his tutoring every week.Susanne Marshall