Liz has a background in childcare, child development and counselling is a parent with first hand experience of navigating the education and SEND systems for support.
Liz has worked with a variety of grass roots organisations as well as working both locally and nationally organising events and hosting talks.
Her collaborative work has included working with Dr Muna Abdi from Decolonising Education and Vanessa Bobb founder of A2nd Voice.
She has taken part in various training with a speciality in Pathological Demand Avoidance, PDA.
Liz continues to campaign and raise awareness of race, inequality and the impact of poverty as well as supporting parents and offering training, talks and raising awareness.
Cathy is a primary school teacher with an MA in education. She has a strong interest in success despite adversity and has worked as an INA, a Teaching assistant and in a number of placements in many of our cities schools. Cathy has experience on a personal level and as a professional of advising, assisting, supporting and motivating young people in developing skills and attitudes which will assist them in achieving and sustaining their academic and their personal goals. Cathy is a connected community member with a wealth of life experience that gives her a unique confidence, understanding and knowledge of local challenges for children and young people and their parents/carers.
Zitha grew up in Rwanda at a time of great conflict (Rwandan genocide) alongside her sibling with special needs. After moving to the UK 8 years ago she could see struggles again within communities including a lack of understanding, language barriers and stigma with regards SEND.
Currently Zitha is studying/training as an Occupational therapist and is looking to serve her community even more as a professional.
She has valuable lived experience and is passionate about raising awareness amongst our communities and improve cultural practice within organisations, settings and services.
Kate has a background in education and is a school governor. She also has an interest in child psychology.
Kate is involved in many progressive groups to raise awareness of race and equality locally.
Her passion lies in helping young people overcome barriers to learning and to build positive relationships with young people and support their mental health.