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About SEND Tutoring

SEND Tutoring started as an idea a few years ago when I qualified as a primary school teacher and realised that I couldn’t possibly reach all of the SEND children in my class. As a dyslexic myself I know how important it is to have support that’s relevant, fun and prevents widening the gap between you and your peers. Also, the type of intervention that supports the creative and builds inner confidence to not lose faith and believe in your own unique talents.


Since leaving full-time teaching and working one-to-one with SEND children I’m asked on a regular basis if I know any speech and language therapists, occupational therapists, child paediatricians, educational psychologists, dyslexic specialists, dyscalculia specialists and many more to help parents with SEND children in mainstream schooling. It seemed natural to me to segue into connecting professionals to families and provide an ongoing service that supports all facets of the child.


What’s brilliant and very unique about SEND Tutoring is the subscription service that enables parents to choose a teacher and consultant(s) to work with them over an extended period of time to create a bespoke all-inclusive package that relies on all members of the team to work in a multidisciplinary way, sharing ideas and providing a comprehensive care package. Each specialist is focussed on a different aspect of the child and education, resulting in providers more likely to identify areas of need, and subsequently support them in an effective way.

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Our Director Ione Inness has over 20 years experience


Ione has over 20 years’ experience working with children and young people. In the last 10 years she has worked with children of varying different needs, including: Autism, Pathological demand avoidance (PDA), Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Attention deficit disorder (/ADD), Social, emotional and mental health needs (SEMH), Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Dyscalculia, Speech and language delays or difficulties, Cerebral palsy, Nonverbal, speech/communication delays, Challenging behaviour, Profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD), Anxiety, Cognition difficulties, Learning difficulties.

She is a teacher with qualified teacher status (QTS) and a Level 5 in Teaching Students with Specific Learning Difficulties from Fairley House School in London. In addition, she holds a Master of International Child Studies from King’s College, London and a Bachelor of Child Development from Roehampton University. She is the founder of SEND Tutoring.

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