Joanna Poole Lead Consultant
Joanna was born and raised in Bedford, the daughter of well regarded educators. Several close family members are on the Spectrum, so she has a good understanding of the joys and challenges of living with, and providing workable strategies for, autistic loved ones.
Joanna worked in industry for the Pig Improvement Company after completing her degree in Animal Science at Nottingham University. After having her children she studied for her Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) at Brunel University and then taught science in both mainstream secondary schools and special schools within Buckinghamshire.
She gained a Postgraduate Certificate of Professional Studies in Education in SENCo Provision, from the Open University, She has also achieved a Level 3 certificate ‘Taking a Lead in Autism’ from the Autism Education Trust (AET) and won their silver award for her support of people with autism.
Joanna is qualified in supporting adults on the spectrum and now enjoys assessing and providing strategies for reasonable adjustment to optimise outcomes in the workplace.