Claire Harvey – Head of Education

Claire Harvey

Claire is Head of Education at Helen Arkell. She trained at the Centre (OCR Levels 3, 5, and 7) and has worked previously in a large primary school as SEN Team Leader. She was responsible for assessing mainstream pupils, identifying those in need of additional support, allocating them to appropriate intervention groups, teaching the weakest learners herself, and closely monitoring all pupils’ progress.

Claire’s work as a specialist teacher and assessor, along with seeing the significant difference that specialist support made to her own dyslexic son’s academic journey and self-esteem, has confirmed her commitment to making a real difference to the lives of learners with SpLD.

Since 2017, Claire has worked at Helen Arkell as a tutor and lecturer on the Level 5 Diploma course, as a specialist assessor, delivered numerous in-service presentations to schools and organisations, and delivered the renowned Parents’ HELP course.

Claire enjoys her role as Head of Education and all the wonderful opportunities it presents. Training education professionals how best to support dyslexic learners, or to qualify as specialist teachers or assessors is immensely rewarding. And our courses for parents and learners can be instrumental in helping them to move forward; to achieve their goals.