Our Team

Highly rated, well respected and passionate about making a difference

Russell Postlethwaite

DIRECTOR AND FOUNDER, CONSULTANT EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGIST

Me

I am passionate about psychology: not just the theory (which I do like!) but also the application of psychological theory to support an understanding of complex problems and the power to provide an impetus for positive change. Having worked as an educational psychologist for over 10 years, I’ve developed an interest in many areas of psychology but particularly approaches that enhance social and emotional wellbeing at the individual and organisational level.  Further, I firmly believe that working in collaboration with others offers the most promising way of supporting positive outcomes. For me, relationships and the promotion of positive interactions is central to all my work.

Click here to read Russell’s C.V

Testimonials

“Russell was very knowledgeable and could always provide a deeper understanding of the pupils’ needs and offer a range of strategies and advice on specific interventions.”

SENDCO and SLE teacher, Primary School, Lincolnshire

“Russell has been a huge support to me and I would highly recommend him to anyone needing support or training in regards to SEND.”

SENDCO, Primary School, Lincolnshire

Emma Clink

DIRECTOR, CONSULTANT EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGIST

Emma

Contact me at emma@futuresinmind.org

I am a practising Educational Psychologist with a wealth of experience gained from working across a range of local authorities. I have also previously worked as a school teacher in the primary sector and am presently an SEN Governor at a local Primary School. Over the course of my career, I have developed a specialism in supporting children with additional needs in the early years, in addition to a having keen interest in how to promote the emotional growth and wellbeing of children and young people. I have particular knowledge and experience of supporting schools in looking at the ‘bigger picture’; working with them to support change at a systems level to ensure the whole school community is meeting children’s needs in the most effective way. I am of the firm belief that we have to establish a positive feeling of emotional health and well being to provide pupils with a secure base to embark on learning.

Click here to read Emma’s C.V

“Emma is a passionate, reflective, sensitive and knowledgeable professional and I have no hesitation in recommending her to you.”

SENDCO, Primary School, Lincolnshire

“Emma Clink has a wealth of experience and vast knowledge base… She is very approachable and always eager to help… A valuable asset.”

SENDCO, Primary School, Lincolnshire

Sarah Murray

SENIOR ASSOCIATE, CONSULTANT EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGIST

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Contact me at sarah@futuresinmind.org

I have worked as an Educational Psychologist in a number of local authorities (most recently 14 years in Lincolnshire!), since qualifying in 2001. During that time, I have gained a huge amount of experience applying psychology when completing individual work, tribunals, and statutory work, as well as when engaged in whole school support. I have also developed and delivered training to support teachers and practitioners working with children and young people with many different needs. Training for foster carers has also been an area of particular interest for me. As has training and supervising Emotional Literacy Support Assistants (ELSAs), which I am thrilled to be continuing in my Associate role with Futures in Mind.

I have an interest in ‘Critical Incidents’, having spent time developing materials to support schools, children and young people. I have also provided direct support to schools who have experienced a critical incident, working alongside pupils and teachers to guide their practice and responses in light of current research.

When supporting children and young people, it is vital for me to ensure that their voice is central to planning and decision-making, in addition to building positive working relationships with teachers, parents and carers, so that better understandings and outcomes can be achieved.

I am really excited about working with Russel and Emma again (and getting to know Jo too!). I look forward to bringing my prior knowledge and experience, whilst introducing fresh and innovative approaches to my work, with schools new and ‘old!’

COMING SOON

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Jo Frederick

ASSOCIATE, CHILD AND ADULT SPEECH AND LANGUAGE THERAPIST

JoFrederick

Contact me at jo@futuresinmind.org

I am a registered speech and language therapist with 18 years’ experience working with children and young people with a wide range of communication needs. I strongly believe that everyone should be given the opportunity to understand and be understood. In terms of my approach to work, I am passionate about working closely with parents and teachers as this is the best way to support children and young people who have communication difficulties. My aim is to work with schools and parents to provide effective interventions and specific approaches, based on a clear and shared understanding of the child and young persons needs, that can be easily integrated into the day. Small changes can make a big difference!

Click here to download our speech and language flyer

“I have worked with Jo on a number of occasions with different children and always loved the way she related to them in a calm, kindly but very knowledgeable manner….I would have no hesitation in recommending her to work with any child in need of productive speech support or other communication needs.”

SENDCO and Specialist Teacher, Primary School, Rutland

“….she (Jo) also went beyond her excellent speech therapy to work with this student on their self-esteem holistically…I would not hesitate to contact Jo to work with our students in the future.”

SENDCO, Sixth Form College

Key Delivery Partners

We have developed relationships with a number of organisations so that we are able to provide you with access to high quality services.

Denise Parker, founder of SENCO Solutions, is a very experienced, committed and knowledgeable SENCO. In SENCO Solutions, Denise has put together a range of informative packages, focusing on SEND and social and emotional health, drawing on her direct experience of working in these areas. Check out her website for further details: www.sencosolutions.com

Terence Bevington is the founder and Director of Conexus Conflict Consultancy. An accredited and highly experienced restorative practitioner, Terence’s commitment to restorative approaches and conflict transformation has evolved over the course of his 25 years as an educationalist. He has worked nationally and internationally and has recently had a book published: “Positive Peace in Schools.” Look at his website for further details, www.conexus-conflict-consultancy.com

To find out more, get in touch with us: phone, email, or complete the contact form below.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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