ABOUT

Sarah Bisson

Qualifications

  • Currently undertaking Masters level research into trauma related dyslexia 

  • Certified Trauma and Mental in Schools Practitioner

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Assessing for Specific Learning Differences

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Specialist Dyslexia Teaching

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Youth and Community Development

  • Degree in Psychology and Sociology

  • Certificate in Understanding the Autistic Spectrum

  • NLP Diploma

  • Level 3 Award in Education

My background and journey

Before working for myself I ran a youth work charity in Cumbria for 10 years, and also worked to empower young people to become active with volunteering in their local community. I taught Psychology at GCSE, A-level, Degree and Post Graduate levels. I have also worked within the homeless sector and within the adult education system coordinating learning support in the same role a SENDCO would have in a school. 

My areas of expertise are in dyslexia, trauma and mental health, confidence building, motivation and one to one work. My ability to think outside the box when engaging people means that I capture peoples imagination and show them how they can motivate themselves to be successful. My experience in the Army has also honed my self determination and efficiency.

I am dyslexic, although I wasn’t assessed until I was an adult, I always suspected that I viewed the world in a slightly different way to others. I suspect I have elements of other SpLD's too which means that I have to put more effort into everyday life than most people. This means that I can truly empathise with the people I work with. 

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My adventure with dyslexia has taught me to understand that what I have to offer is unique and valuable because of my dyslexia, not despite my dyslexia! This is what I want to teach to our everyone in our community who is also neurodiverse. My passion is to drive for every school in Cumbria to become Dyslexia friendly and Trauma and Mental Health informed so that our children can thrive and achieve their potential.

I am also a mum to a very lively and humorous 10 yr boy. As a parent I understand the issues that parents have in trying to get their child's needs met, this coupled with my experience teaching and coordinating learning support which underpins my training as a dyslexia specialist and trauma and mental health practitioner means that I understand how parents and schools can work together to get the best for every child. 

Other links:
As well as being self-employed, I am a trustee of 
Cumbria Children's Dyslexia Project 
and
West Cumbria Dyslexia Association
I am working with Bluejam Community Music group looking at how music can support our care experience children including those with literacy issues. 
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OPENING HOURS

Calls and emails responded to
Monday - Friday

10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

ADDRESS

01768 201142 (not in use during COVID 19)
07510 895 233

Telephone

3A Little Dockray

Penrith

Cumbria

CA11 7HL