Emma trained as a teacher after having her children, both of whom are neurodiverse. She became passionate about inclusion and the education of young people with neurodiverse conditions. Initially, teaching in mainstream schools as a DT teacher, she went on to set up an Autism Resource Provision, and completed her TEACCH training following a conference at the University of North Carolina.
Emma was a SENDCo and Assistant Headteacher in mainstream schools before moving to work as a leader in a variety of Special Schools, Alternative Provisions and Pupil Referral Units. Emma believes strongly that education is about the whole child not just their academic achievement.