Our Behaviour Mentors are a highly skilled team who work in a time limited way with school staff to build on existing good practice. They will work alongside the key adults in school to ensure the needs of the most complex children can be met within the classroom environment. Our Senior Mentors can also offer bespoke training packages for whole school teams of support staff. Behaviour Support Co-ordinators will request BM support in consultation with their schools.
Meet the Mentor Team...
I'm Chrissie Chase and I've worked at BSS since 2013. I began working with children with SEMH needs at a high school in 2005 and now work cross - phase as a Behaviour Mentor as well as on the Forest School team. I am particularly interested in how play can help learning and development.
My name is Amanda Corbett. I've worked for BSS since Sept 2011, after gaining my degree in Psychology and Counselling. My interests as a Senior Mentor are to create and deliver training to enable others to understand the drivers of behaviour, and the best ways to support children in our school settings. Hopefully this can lead to positive attitudes and improved outcomes for both the child and school staff.
I'm Claire Nolan and I started working for BSS in September 2021. I qualified as a Primary Teacher in 2009 and taught in Early Years and Key Stage One before becoming a Special Needs Teacher working with children with autism. Since having my daughters I then worked in various settings with children with additional needs such as autism, ADHD, dyslexia and general learning difficulties. I helped them to overcome barriers to learning by providing them with various strategies and resources. I also provided specialist numeracy and literacy interventions. I am particularly interested in working with children with ASD.
My name is Michelle Shaw. I have worked for BSS since 2010 and have a BA Hons degree in Early Childhood Studies. Before that I worked as an NVQ college lecturer/assessor and a Behaviour TA in a mainstream high school.
My interests are Attachment and conducting TA Behaviour Training seminars. As a Senior Mentor I co-create and deliver this training with Amanda Corbett in addition to supporting students and staff in school.
Hi my name is Nazneen Sheikh and I’m a Behaviour Mentor and Art Practitioner. I joined the BSS team in October 2019. Before this I was a Behaviour/ Nurture Mentor at a primary school in Tameside. My interests are attachment, creative curriculum, art nurture interventions and providing strategies for children with ASD.
I’m Laura Sutcliffe, I have worked with BSS since 2013 as a Behaviour Mentor. I am a qualified Secondary Design and Technology Teacher and prior to working for the service have worked in both primary and secondary specialist settings. I work across both phases within our Stockport schools. I have an interest in creative interventions.