Beverley completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology at the University of Oxford in 2012, and qualified as an Educational Psychologist (EP) at the University of Manchester in 2018. As part of her training, she worked for Stockport Educational Psychology Service for two years, working with pre-school, primary, secondary, and special schools. Before training to become an EP, Beverley developed and delivered interventions for young people with social, emotional, and mental health difficulties (SEMH) in a secondary school resource provision.
In her work Beverley places particular emphasis on promoting children’s rights, often by engaging children and young people through involving them in decision making. She has developed various methods for gathering the views of children with special educational needs and frequently shares these with colleagues. Recently, she has had work published in academic journals and SEN Magazine about involving young people in decision making, and examination access arrangements. Beverley is interested in using Motivational Interviewing as a model for helping young people, particularly those with SEMH, make positive and informed decisions.
Beverley has delivered training in dyslexia/ literacy difficulties, attachment, autism, involving children and young people in decision making, and exam access arrangements. She has a particular interest in autism, including associated anxiety and challenging behaviour.