Meet the team: Linda Lyn-Cook

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Linda Lyn-Cook
Associate Consultant School Improvement Adviser

Linda Lyn-Cook has a significant national profile in relation to her knowledge and expertise in autism. Previously, Linda was employed for twelve years as a Local Authority Consultant Teacher in Autism with responsibility for leading a team of specialist teachers. She has worked extensively with the Autism Education Trust as a trainer and as a member of the project and materials development team. She currently works as a School Improvement Adviser and she also lectures on the National Award for SENCOs as well as other accredited post-graduate courses.

Linda is an experienced School Inspector. She has also worked strategically with Local Authorities to develop and increase access to provision. She has investigated complaints on behalf of schools and LAs. Additionally, Linda has carried out quality assurance audits of provision and of LA services and worked with these services to implement recommendations.

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The Health and Safety Advisor was very pleasant, informative and put the jargon into plain English, making it easy to understand. He was helpful and friendly and gave an in-depth account of all our health and safety requirements. A detailed report was given at the end of the inspection which was very useful and allowed me to comply with the legal requirements. Additional support has been offered since the inspection and advice has been given. Thank you very much.

Karen Harpham

Managing Director, Buxton Training Enterprises Ltd

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R.E.A.L. Workforce Solutions have been commissioned by the club to ensure it meets its statutory requirements for health and safety. The work carried out to date has been thorough and comprehensive, and provided at sensible rates.

Colin Davies

Chairman, Ilkeston Rugby Club

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Linda Lynn Cook has provided invaluable support and guidance supporting our school improvement work around SEND. She has lead a number of SEND reviews and her insight and knowledge means we have been able to pinpoint our successful practice but also develop comprehensive action plans confident in the knowledge that we are focusing on the right areas to ensure the correct provision for our most vulnerable students. Linda's style is incredibly supportive and she is able to coach members of staff to ensure that they are able to communicate the knowledge they hold but she is able to work with them to understand their next steps without undermining their confidence. This means that reviews are approached in a positive manner and result in a team sharing a vision knowing how to move the school forward.

Jane Starbuck

Inclusion Lead, Newark Academy

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