I got a degree in French with English at University College London, then qualified as a teacher in 1973. Was a secondary school teacher for 20 years (English, French and SEN) then started Crossbow Education in 1993, publishing literacy games I had developed with my dyslexic students. Taught part-time until 2004. Anne (my wife) and I designed and patented the Eye Level Reading Ruler in 2005.
Crossbow now employs 15 people and has won the UK Educational Supplier of the Year (small business division) award for the last two successive years. The Eye Level Reading Ruler was a finalist SEN Product of the Year in 2006, a year after it was launched, and again in 2013. In 2014 our complete Visual Stress Collection, including our Visual Stress Assessment Pack, won the SEN product of the Year award.
Julia Rowlandson BA Hons, PGCE, Dip SpLD, AMBDA
As the parent of a dyslexic child and a teacher, I believe that every
student is an individual who has a right to an education which enables
them to fulfil their potential.
My strengths lie as a practitioner. Understanding learning differences
and teaching in a multi-sensory way is vital for those with learning
In delivering training, my aim is to empower teachers to review and select different techniques to suit each learner. I draw on both established and innovative techniques gathered from my years of experience in teaching, lecturing, educational publishing and consulting.
We are delighted to welcome back Fintan O’Regan who will
be giving a short talk followed by a question and answer session.
Fin is one of the leading behaviour and learning specialists
in the UK. He is currently an SEN and Behaviour Consultant
for the Schools Network and an associate lecturer for
Leicester University, the National Association of Special
Needs, Tribal Education and the Institute of Education.