Julia graduated from Queen Mary and Westfield, University of London, in English and Drama (BA Hons), going on to complete a postgraduate qualification in Secondary Education 11-19 (PGCE) at the Institute of Education. Julia gained her Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) in 2004 and her Masters in Teaching (MTeach) in 2006. Julia worked in various roles across junior, secondary, and sixth form phases in the subject areas of English, Drama, Media and Art, including substantial time as a head of department. She joined the Inclusion department at Gad’s Hill in 2016 where her role has developed to that of Inclusion Leader, as part of the school’s commitment to, and development of, its whole-school inclusion provision.
Julia holds the National Award for Special Educational Needs Co-Ordination (NASENCO); has training and qualifications in supporting a diverse range of SEND and SEMH needs; and is a qualified assessor for exam access arrangements, having gained a post graduate Certificate in Psychometric Testing, Assessment and Access Arrangements (CPT3A). As a passionate believer in lifelong learning, she is currently studying for her MSc in Education Leadership and Management. Julia is a member of the Chartered College of Teaching, and is Chair of Governors at a local, outstanding primary school. Julia is committed to ensuring that all pupils have the opportunity to realise their personal, social and academic potential through engaging opportunities, support and challenge.
Julia has served as an Examiner for two major examination boards and now moderates GCSE Drama examinations for one of them.