Meet May MacKay-Morris, who has partnered with us to provide a new Educational Advice Service for families.
Bringing over 15 years of specialist experience to the team, May’s passion for Special Education started when studying for her degree in Psychology where she specialised in Learning Difficulties, Childhood Disorders and Psychopathology.
Years later, May worked as a Psychology Teacher in a busy SEND department of a large High School. Her broader skills brought considerable benefit to both the department and the classroom. She was soon promoted to the role of SENCo – gaining the National Award from the University of Cambridge.
In 2017, May obtained a further level 7 Qualification in Psychometric Testing and Exam Access Arrangements and is now also a recognised British Psychological Society Educational Assessor.
Working in a variety of Educational settings supporting both SENCos, Senior Leaders and Parents, May’s skill set allows her to support families in the following areas:
- Navigating the Special Educational Needs Code of Practice
- EHCPs: applications, timelines, and the review process
- Reasonable adjustments and the application of the Equalities Act in Educational settings
- Advice and support in understanding Educational Testing and reports
- Support in accessing the right Educational Assessments
- Support interpreting EHCPs and meeting the needs of the pupil
- Provision provided by schools, including, one-page profiles, IEPs, interventions etc
- Exam Access Arrangements within Primary and Secondary educational settings
- Supporting the Application process for Disability Living Allowance, as well as evidencing the requirements from education providers.
Brett Parker, CEO at CPotential said “This new partnership will be extremely useful to our families. We are often told how challenging and time-consuming it is to navigate any special educational needs and support, in addition to the numerous challenges parents and carers of disabled children are already faced with on a daily basis”.
When not working with CPotential, May runs her own SEND Consultancy, and also cares for her two primary-aged sons, one of whom has a complex medical condition.