May MacKay-Morris | Business Owner and Lead Consultant
May brings over 15 years of specialist experience to the Senco Services team, having previously practiced in a variety of educational settings.
May’s passion for SEN started when studying for her degree in Psychology where she specialised in Learning Difficulties, Childhood Disorders and Psychopathology. Some years later as an A-level Psychology teacher, she was given the opportunity to work in a busy SEN department and saw the difference her broader skills brought to the department and the benefit they had in the classroom. She was soon promoted to the role of SENCo, gaining the National Award as a SENCo from the University of Cambridge.
Previous roles include:
– Directing and overseeing the implementation of wrap-around care and the management of school budgets within local government.
– Designing and delivering resettlement programs within young offenders institutions.
– Teaching GCSE and A-level Psychology.
– Working as a GCSE and A-level examiner.
– Teaching SEN and holding the position of Special Educational Needs Co-coordinator within a large high school.
In 2017, having identified an opportunity to support schools with specialist support for SEN, May decided to form Senco Services.
Since then, she’s continued to broaden her skill set, completing a level 7 qualification in Psychometric Testing and Exam Access Arrangements (CPT3A) and is a recognised British Psychological Society Educational Assessor.
Liz Suddell | Dyslexia Specialist Assessor and Specialist Teacher
PGCPSE (Difficulties in Literacy Development)
Nina Livermore | Social Care and Safeguarding Consultant
Nina has been working with children, young people and family’s services for over 15 years in a variety of settings, both custodial and community based.
Early in her career, Nina held initial roles in residential care, supporting highly mobile Traveller families with access to education. When given the chance to work as a trainee teacher, she took the opportunity to work in prison education where she went on to gain a Cert Ed whilst delivering classes to both young people and adults.
As her experience broadened she went on to develop and manage the family services department of a young person’s prison, at which time she also completed a BA (hons) in Children & Young People, with the Open University.
Nina eventually left the prison service to assume the position of County Service Manager for Young People’s Drug and Alcohol Services, in a charity funded role lasting three years. This provided a wealth of strategic experience for Nina, who eventually chose to return to more client facing managerial roles within the local authority and private sector, as a Children’s Home and Supported Living Service Manager. It’s in these roles that she obtained her level 5 Managing Children’s Services and gained experience CQC and Ofsted guidlines and local authority working practices and procedures.
Eventually Nina made the decision to become an independant social care consultant, supporting a variety of children’s homes in both statutory and advisory capacities. In this role I spent 14 months in a further education college developing their safeguarding and student support directorate before returning to a private social work company as a senior manager developing services and compliance across all functions and workstreams.
Nina’s unique career experience enables her to provide social care and safeguarding expertise, training and consultancy, with an understanding of charitable, private sector and local authority local authority guidelines and processes.
BA(hons) Children & Young People
Level 5 Managing Children’s Services
Join the team
Do you have the skills and qualifications to support those with, or working with, children with additional needs?
Since 2017 the range of services offered by Senco Services has been growing, and we are looking to expand our team of professionals.
Perhaps you are a qualified SENCo, an SEN teacher, qualified to diagnose dyslexia, can deliver safeguarding training or an educational tester.
If you’re interested in working with us, then we’d love to talk with you, why not send us a message.