SASS meet the team

Meet the SASS Team

Becca Tranter

Becca Tranter

Lead for Specialist Autism Support Service

‘’Hi, I’m Becca. As the lead for the Specialist Autism Support Service, I am proud to be part of a team that puts the wellbeing and education of our autistic young people at the heart of what we do. All of our team members share a passion for developing good autism practice and work hard to ensure that all of our young people are well supported both in their educational settings and at home. Within the SASS team, we are always looking for new ways to support our young people and to ensure they have every opportunity to learn, develop and achieve their full potential.’

Sarah Keelty

Sarah Keelty

Specialist Teacher

‘Hi, I’m Sarah. As a specialist teacher within SASS I love being able to support professionals and families with strategies and resources tailored to a specific context and situation. Every autistic young person is individual and unique, so I really enjoy working with a team around the young person to discover what will work for them. I feel very proud to be working for SASS, raising the profile of autism and its positive differences. I am passionate about maintaining the self-esteem of autistic individuals and safeguarding their mental health.’

 

Carol Jones

Carol Jones

Specialist Teacher

‘Hi, I’m Carol. I had been a classroom teacher in large secondary schools for over twenty years before working in special schools and am well aware of the pressures faced by my mainstream colleagues. Working for the SASS has allowed me to support my mainstream colleagues to better understand students with autism and what that means for student learning through delivering CPD and supporting 1:1 in the classroom. I am always inspired by the way, when colleagues make often small changes, daily life for students and teachers is more productive, calmer and happy.’

Paul Ford

Paul Ford

Specialist Teacher

‘Hi, I’m Paul and I’m a teacher in the SASS team. I love my role, particularly as I meet so many children and young people who show great resilience, individuality and creativity. I enjoy working alongside young people and their families to provide them with strategies to help them to flourish and reach their full potential. My background includes child care social work and education. I have worked in both mainstream and special needs education and this experience helps me to support the children and young people to reach their full potential.’

Hayley Brimble

Hayley Brimble

Specialist Curriculum Support Technician

’Hi, I’m Hayley. I have worked at Fosse Way School for 20 years in different age groups from 4 to 19-year olds including working in Fosse Way House which is an onsite residential at Fosse Way School. I have worked for the Specialist Autism Support Service for 6 years. My area of expertise is helping with is with Early years, Nurseries, and KS1 children. Alongside this I work with parents, nursery and school staff to help with strategies to make the children happy in their surroundings and to deal with day-to-day situations.’

Emma Bailey

Emma Bailey

Specialist Occupational Therapist

‘Hi, I’m Emma and I’m an Occupational Therapist in the SASS team. I have worked with autistic young people for over 20 years and am enjoying the opportunity to deliver training and support to parents and professionals. Within the team my specialty is sensory processing and integration differences, I am also interested in the interaction of sensory differences with anxiety and executive function skills. I am constantly amazed by young people’s lived experience of autism and sensory differences and the unique perspective and challenges that this can present them with.’

 

Ken Edmonds

Ken Edmonds

Service Administrator

‘Hello. As administrator for the Specialist Autism Support Service my role is very varied and no two days are quite the same. I work closely with the professionals on the SASS team to ensure we are doing all we can to support autistic children and young people and their parents and carers. We are a very friendly and professional service.’

How can we access the team?

The service is based at Fosse Way School:

Email: sass@fossewayschool.com

Postal address: Fosse Way School, Longfellow Road, Radstock, BA3 3AL

Tel: 01761 412198 Ext 2