- ‘It was very informative and relevant to my needs’ (SpLD in the Primary Classroom)
- ‘Dear Mrs Heale, I am sure you do not remember me but I attended a ‘Return to Teaching’ course a few years ago and was lucky enough to have an afternoon SEN session with you at Roehampton. I actually learned more from you during that session than the whole of my PGCE. Best wishes S’
- ‘Dear Cat, It was lovely to see you last week and thank you very much indeed for running such an excellent Returner’s session. They loved it and gave excellent feedback when I saw them, love Z’ (Course Convenor)
- ‘Congratulations on becoming one of the ‘two outstanding speakers’ at the Dyslexia Friendly Schools conference in March.’ love R (fellow teacher)
From Wandsworth Prison:
We found it very inspiring and also very useful (Feedback from teaching the prisoners and volunteers) You can easily get in a rut and we also always need to improve and have a good standard of course. Your objective view – yours affirmed as well as challenged – gave us some professionally pointers was excellent. We are putting them into action already!
Many many thanks, Allison
Revd Allison Waterhouse
Testimonial for Catriona Heale
Testimonial from Dr Sarah Couzens,
Professional Masters SpLD/ Dyslexia Programme
To whom it may concern:
I have known Cat since 2013. She has worked alongside me as both a visiting lecturer and professional practice tutor during my two years in post as Course Leader for the Professional Masters SpLD/Dyslexia Programme at Bath Spa University.
Before, during and subsequent to my time as Course Leader, Cat has delivered regular lectures for the M-level module ‘Identifying and Supporting Learners with SpLD/Dyslexia’. This 60 credit module provides the theoretical underpinning for subsequent accreditation of Approved Teacher/Practitioner Status (ATS/APS) from the British Dyslexia Association.
Cat has also tutored a considerable number of students through their required 20 hours of teaching practice.
Cat is a gifted, confident and professional presenter. Her lectures for the Masters module have included workshop style presentations on multi-sensory teaching, developing spelling, supporting learners’ written work and learning styles. As a lecturer she demonstrates considerable subject knowledge; is always well prepared and totally reliable. Her presentation style is dynamic, fun and highly engaging for all concerned and includes many of her own creative resources and ideas that are always practically orientated.
Student feedback for her sessions was highly complementary and I was aware of many students subsequently applying what they had learned into their own practice.
As a professional practice tutor Cat has always undertaken her mentoring role with students conscientiously and has been able to offer constructive help, challenge and encouragement to them throughout their teaching practice. She is a huge asset to the Professional Practice Tutor team.
Bath Spa University has been very fortunate to have benefited from her many skills and talents. I therefore have no hesitation in recommending her extremely highly for work with the PATOSS organisation.