Karen has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the SEND sector, and never fails to inspire and enthral audiences with her passionate delivery of CPD courses, workshops and keynotes. Vision for Education have worked with Karen in various capacities over the last seven years, both providing candidate training courses and developing our Recruitment Consultant’s understanding of the challenges young people with SEND may face in the classroom.

Karen has a flexible approach, and will always tailor sessions to best suit the audience and ensure all participants can engage. Sessions can be full, half-day or twilight to suit all business needs, and provide value for money in my experience.

I couldn’t be more complimentary of the service Karen provides, and as a trusted and respected part of the company we will continue to use her services for the foreseeable future.


Will Washington

SEND Director

Vision for Education




After hearing some really positive things from people we work with within the sector, we arranged a meeting with Karen to discuss our training options.  Karen came across as extremely knowledgeable not only about her area of expertise, but also about how she could help our business and more importantly our candidates.  Karen has recently completed her first training session and we couldn’t be happier with the results.  Everyone who attended came away from the experience with new skills and knowledge that they can genuinely apply in the schools they work.  Karen was engaging, passionate and we look forward to working with her again.  One of the key reasons I would recommend Karen is because of how flexible she is around availability and topic selection, that way you can select the area’s most relevant to your staff and fit it in at a time most convenient to maximise attendance.


David Parsons

Divisional Operations Manager

Capita Education Recruitment



Just wanted to thank you again for today’s course.

At the end of the day I left the room not only more aware of what children with autism are dealing with on a daily basis but also ways to help them. You made me believe that we can make a difference and it is a good feeling.


Jill Evans

Bede Burn Primary School



Karen delivered a Level 3 Autism course for 20 TA’s in our Local Authority and in partnership with UNISON. The course was well delivered, resources were of a high standard and Karen gave positive feedback to all students. I would recommend this course for all professionals in school settings.

Jane Parkes

Unison South Tyneside



The time we spent with Karen was amazing as she delivered the course with professionalism, humour and a very wide knowledge, through working across the spectrum of children with special needs. Karen was able to tell us of her own experiences with Autism, how to deal with it, how to make everyday a special day and not a challenge, and making the child/adult feel valued as an individual in their own right

Karen has a passion for this subject and delivers with expertise, knowledge and understanding of this specialised area. I would highly recommend anyone to attend her courses because of her knowledge and professionalism throughout. It was a pleasure to be in her company, learning and being able to understand Autism from a highly qualified, lovely person.

Alison Jordan (HLTA)

Forestview Primary School




I was delighted with the professionalism and humour shown from Karen whilst she delivered SEND Awareness training to Vision for Education’s Teachers and Teaching Assistants this week.  Karen can draw from her own personal experiences from the classroom when training on Special Needs which covers a broad spectrum of areas and topics.   She did this brilliantly in the time frame given to a mixed audience who had different levels of experience, but Karen tailored her session well to our candidates. I would highly recommend Karen to deliver training, and in fact I have already booked her again to deliver Safeguarding training.


Gail Andrews

SEN Operations Manager

Vision for Education Ltd
























































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Karen has a flexible approach, and will always tailor sessions to best suit the audience and ensure all participants can engage.
Will Washington, SEND Director Vision For Education