Mandy started out supporting learners with both learning and physical difficulties in compulsory education, it was here she began her training in Additional Learning Support and then teaching.  She has since completed a series of post graduate qualifications to qualify as a Specialist Teacher, focusing on assessing and teaching students with Specific Learning Difficulties and is a member of the Professional Association of Teachers of Students with Specific Learning Difficulties.  A major part of her role at HCA is to assess students studying GCSE and Functional Skills English and Maths for exam concessions.

For many years, Mandy attended Short Courses in Silversmithing at HCA and loves adding to her collection of jewellery.  She loves a good coffee, a good book and exploring our beautiful country with her dog – obviously, not all at the same time.

She joined the Additional Learning Support team in the spring term of 2012.