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Senior Educational Consultant
Pronouns: She/Her

"I have a commitment to every child and a determination to ensure that we allow every child to embrace their education and flourish into their future. It is my experiences that drive me to stop at the roadblocks affecting children and their education and ask, 'how can I think about this situation and child differently?"


Assessment and management plans to help children access appropriate support in education consultancy for schools

  • MA Inclusive Education, Institute of Education

  • BA Sociology & criminology, University of Essex

  • Qualified Teacher Status, Graduate Teacher Programme, University of East London

  • Fellow of Chartered College of Teaching (FCCT)

  • Member of Association of Child and Adolescent Mental Health (ACAMH)

  • Member of Department for Education reference group for Alternative Provision

  • Member of Department for Education stakeholder group for special educational needs


Supporting children to access education when they are experiencing the following:


Anxiety, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Depression, Developmental Delay, Inclusion, Learning Disabilities, Looked After Children, Physical Illness, Psychosis


My name is Sarah Dove and I am an Educational Consultant. Having my own experiences of adversity, these drive my understanding that there needs to be a wider systems approach to drive change within the education system. I have a strong strategic background in education services within in-patient services, children’s care homes, secure units, specialist resource provisions as well as mainstream education.


In the last fifteen years, I have led education provisions to ensure every child is able to embrace rather than simply experience education. I have managed to do this whilst balancing parenthood, studying for a PHD and managing Tourette’s syndrome, OCD, PTSD and depression. I have a unique view of mental health services, education systems and the need for inclusion in wider communities. My view is that educators can not only change lives, they can save lives.


I combine my academic achievements, my own experiences of overcoming traumatic childhood experience, mental illness and the daily challenges parenthood brings with over fifteen years experience of driving change in the education sector.

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