Pearson National Teaching Awards

Celebrating transformational teaching

Aimee Jackson

Henshaws Specialist College

The Award for Excellence in Special Educational Needs

Harrogate, North Yorkshire

Aimee joined Henshaws Specialist College in 2001 and since this time has excelled in her support of adults with physical disabilities and learning difficulties.

She spearheaded the development of the school’s specialist autism unit ‘The Starting Point’ which was opened 3 years ago. Aimee has ensured that all staff have a full appreciation of the student’s needs and are kept up to date with new initiatives.

All the staff and students have benefitted from her expertise and passion of specialist education provision. Through her hard work and dedication, the school’s autistic students have a voice and a place in the world.