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The Unicorn School

The Unicorn School

A Specialist School supporting pupils with dyslexia and related learning difficulties

Teaching Qualifications

At The Unicorn School we are experts in our field, we have a full compliment of highly qualified and experienced teaching professionals.  The qualifications of teachers in Senior Management positions and in Key Teaching Roles are listed below, followed by a summary of teaching staff qualifications.

 

Andrew Day – Head Teacher

Professional Qualifications

BEd (Hons)

 

 

 

 

 


Vita Parvin - Deputy Head Teacher

Professional Qualifications

BEd (Hons)
Post Graduate Certificate in Education: 
                        Advanced Literacy Difficulties

 

 

 

 


Rachael McMullen - SENCo

Professional Qualifications

BA
PGCE
MA:  Children's Literacy
Post Graduate Certificate in Advanced Practice:  
                        Literacy Difficulties (Distinction)
MSc Child Learning and Development
AMBDA
CCET
Assessment Practicing Certificate (Patoss)
                                        National Award for SEN Coordination
                                        


Clare Roberts - Specialist Assessor
and Outreach Co-ordinator

Professional Qualifications

BEd (Hons)
Post Graduate Certificate in Literacy Difficulties
Post Graduate Certificate :
                        Writing the Effective Assessment
AMBDA through the British Dyslexia Association
Assessment Practicing Certificate (Patoss)

 

 


Class Teacher Qualifications

We currently have ten class teachers and four subject-specific teachers*.  All of our class and subject teachers hold either a Bachelor's Degree (BEd, BA or BSc) and/or a Post Graduate Certificate in Education.  Further qualifications include Master's Degree, AMBDA and specialist qualifications in teaching children with Specific Learning Difficulties at Level 7.


One to One Teacher Qualifications

We currently have sixteen one-to-one teachers*, all of whom hold either a Bachelor's Degree (BEd, BA or BSc) and/or a Post Graduate Certificate in Education or other teaching qualification.  Further qualifications include Master's Degree, AMBDA and specialist qualifications in teaching children with Specific Learning Difficulties at Level 5 or Level 7.


 

*Please note some teachers hold more than one role and may therefore be counted more than once in this summary.  For example in some cases a teacher may be counted both as a one-to-one teacher and as a subject-specific teacher.

This page contains a summary of staff qualifications as specified in Part 6 of the Ofsted publication "Inspecting Against the Independent School Standards, September 2014"
(Part 6 "Provision of Information").  Should you require further information please contact the school office.