Elisa Valdez

Start of term: 19/10/2017 – End: 18/10/2021

My name is Elisa Valdez. I am an Occupational Therapist. I have a keen interest in fostering the school core values. I am passionate about making a difference and supporting participation and quality of life for all of our students so that every child can reach their full potential in learning, self-care and leisure activities within the school and residential setting.

Prior to becoming an Occupational Therapist, I was a Spanish teacher with more than 10 years of experience in the UK, and a teacher of the Deaf and language therapist in Argentina, my birth country.  I have worked in a variety of environments including special and mainstream schools, further education colleges, hospitals and community services, as well as running my own business.

I am a new Staff member of the Governing Body and look forward to working alongside the governors more closely. With my background experience in both education and health, I would like to take this opportunity to make a positive impact on the curriculum and school development planning.