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ABOUT US

First Look SEN has been set up as a result of my passion for helping and supporting children with special needs. I am lucky to have 2 amazing boys one of whom has Autism, Sensory Processing Disorder and a whole host of other SEN conditions. So the first thing to say is I am one of you!

I have been the parent in the playground that people look at and have battled the EHCP system to get the support for my son that he needs, but along the way, I have also had some amazing experiences and met some wonderful people and children.

I have supported SEN children and their parents for the last 8 years, 5 of which  I have been school-based working with a variety of amazing children all with their own complex needs including Autism, ADHS, Sensory, PDA, Global Delays, Learning Difficulties, Dyslexia and Behavioural Issues.

I have done training for parents, TA's, Teachers, School Trusts, Charities, and support groups to help people to understand how to identify children with special needs and to support them in a positive way. I have developed support websites to help parents and schools during lockdown. At the beginning of 2019 I qualified through IPSEA training as an SEN advocate and since then I have helped a number of parents to strengthen their child's EHCP and gain places at several special and mainstream schools with the right support, as well as inputting into school EHCP submissions.

I drive change at the top level with Local Authorities supporting them to 'Project Manage' and implement change' also working on a DFE SEN Sector-lead improvement team supporting other local authorities to make changes 

My aim is to be who I needed when my son was diagnosed and I started this journey, I hope that I can be. Fleur x.

First Look SEN & Joint Working

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Fleur Roseblade

Founder First Look SEN fleur.roseblade@firstlooksen.co.uk

I am Fleur the founder of First Look SEN, I have 2 amazing boys, an extremely supportive husband and a crazy puppy! Prior to working with children I gained a business degree and had a successful career in business strategy development and project management. Since having my boys I have worked to help and support SEN children and their parents both in and outside of school and in a variety of contexts. In order to support them further I have gained the following training, qualifications and credentials:

Julie Fearn

Autism Derby

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First Look SEN are Lucky enough to 'joint work' with the amazing Julie Fearn from 'Autism Derby'. We work mainly on joint training projects and supervision together. Julie has a wealth of knowledge and experience in Autism and has been working across Derby and Derbyshire sharing this expertise for many years, formally running the Derby STEPS Team. 

 Support for parents and families | Autism Derby by Julie Fearn | Derby

6 Bricks

Sensory Circuits 

Supporting a Child’s emotional regulation training

How to run a Lego therapy intervention training (refresher)

Why do I worry interventions training

Positive approaches to Managing Behaviour in the classroom

Nurturing Lunch times intervention training

How to run Emotional Regulation Intervention

Anxiety helping children to cope

Misunderstood defiance, understanding and supporting PDA/ODD

Precision Teaching

Managing challenging and violent behaviour

Understanding Autism, Asperger’s and ADHD 

Dyslexia awareness

An introduction to ACES

Understanding Autism – Open University Course

Teaching students who have suffered complex trauma

PTSD awareness course 

EMDR Therapy diploma 

Children’s and young people’s mental health and wellness diploma

Mindfulness for children diploma 

Safeguarding training

 

Ipsea Level 3 SEND Law Advanced Training 

Ipsea Level 2 SEND Law Training 

Ipsea level 1 SEND Law Training

Ipsea Foundation Stage

Online Course Creation Diploma 

Pathological Demand Avoidance Course

Down Syndrome Awareness Course

Fundraising Diploma

Safeguarding Training

Prevent Training

GDPR Training

First Aid Training

Makaton – Follow up Course Level 2 Course

Makaton – Beginners Course Level 1 Course

ADHD Diploma

Play Therapy Course

Sensory Processing Disorder Awareness Course

Counselling Children and Adolescences Diploma

Dyslexia Therapist Course

Child Psychology Diploma

Speech and Language Specialist Course

Autism Awareness Course

Special Educational Needs Advanced Course

Child Behaviour Course

ABOUT

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Sarah Patton

We are delighted that Sarah will be supporting First Look SEN's Advocacy service, helping to support parents and young people with EHCP's and through the legal process. Sarah has 2 fabulous children and a very cute puppy! She has been through the EHCP process herself as a parent so knows how stressful it can be. She is experienced at working with both children, young people and adults through her work as a Music Teacher and offering respite for families in need. Sarah has been supporting people with EHCP's for the last couple of years and is now fully IPSEA trained and qualified. We are extremely happy that she will be supporting First Look SEN's Advocacy provision so that we can help and support more people.

Helen Chamberlain

We are delighted that Helen will be supporting First Look SEN's Advocacy service, helping to support parents and young people with EHCP's and through the legal process.

 

Helen has also been supporting people with EHCP's for the last couple of years and is now fully IPSEA trained and qualified. We are extremely happy that she will be supporting First Look SEN's Advocacy provision so that we can help and support more people.

Hi my name is Helen and I am a mum of an incredible child who has Autism, Sensory Processing Disorder and Anxiety Disorder.  My daughter struggled with mainstream education and I have been on a journey to find her the best help I could and to get her into the educational setting that is right for her.

Through this process I have met many challenges, I felt overwhelmed with the EHCP and NHS systems.  I am also school based so felt I was in a good place to understand these systems but still found it a struggle.  I saw my daughter getting lost in the education system and that made me determined to educate myself and look for advice myself.  I was very lucky to find and learn from Fleur.

My Daughter is now in a setting that is right for her, she is flourishing.  It has really opened my eyes to what the correct setting and right support can do for a child.

I have found that as a mum, and also in my role at school, I have found many others in the same situation we were in.  I have a passion for helping people and to help get the best outcomes for all children and families.  I have therefore undertaken my IPSEA training up to level 3 and have helped many others through the EHCP process.  This has included visiting settings, helping obtain reports, helping write e-mails, advising people of the procedures and their rights, helping with applications, reviews and amendments, and providing general support and a listening ear, as I understand how stressful and exhausting this process can be.

Outside of the EHCP procedures I have also learnt a lot about Autism, Sensory Processing Disorder, ADHD, Demand Avoidance, Anxiety and more. I learnt all this to be able to help my daughter and look after her to the best of my ability, but also to help others.

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