Mrs Joanna Panton SENDCo

Originally from Salisbury, Wiltshire- Joanna came to Devon for teacher training at University of Plymouth to gain her BEd Hons qualified teacher status with a specialism in Art. Her SEN interest was inspired early on by her voluntary work experience at a local secondary SEMH school whilst she trained.

Her twenty-year teaching career has included working in a variety of mainstream settings and gaining teaching experience across year groups. Joanna’s ethos and passion for providing an inclusive education for all students grew and after having her three sons, pursued this interest and achieved the NASENCO qualification and post graduate certificate as a SENDCo in a local primary school. During this time she completed a wealth of SEN training.

Joanna then took the exciting opportunity to move into special education and now works as SENCo, part of the Leadership team here at Ace. She is committed to continuing her own professional development to improve practice and ensure we are providing the best education experience for all our students.