Throughout Sarah’s career she has promoted equality, diversity and accessibility, and supported people both directly and indirectly to achieve their true potential and to widen participation and inclusion in education.
As Service Delivery Director for Brain in Hand she is a member of the Senior Leadership Team and build relationships and partnerships at a strategic level. She manages a network of Specialists nationally to enable service users to improve their engagement and participation by better self-managing difficulties, improving confidence and increasing independence.
Incredibly process driven, she strives to gain a greater understanding of students’ support needs; evaluating the effectiveness of provision and monitoring specific outcomes through the gathering of comprehensive data and dedicated reporting. This is essential when promoting excellence in the quality and consistency of support services, and thus in supporting the goals of NADP.
Currently providing support to students at more than 80% of universities nationally, she brings to the board a unique perspective of the challenges that students, disability support teams and 3rd party supporters face in effective collaboration and communication; but also highlight examples of excellence and passionately promote best-practice in support provision, to add value to disabled students’ experience.
Sarah also has practitioner experience working with individuals across education, training and workplace settings; within Non-Medical Help as a Specialist Mentor in Further Education developing vocational learning materials; and within employment support and training as a Vocational Rehabilitation Consultant, where she gained her Certified Disability Management Professional accreditation. So, she can share from experience a variety of stakeholder outlooks and priorities.