Qualifications: Diploma in Spanish (Santiago University, Spain), NVQ Level 3 Group and Foster Care, NVQ Level 4 Group and Foster Care, NVQ Level 4 Training and Development (HRD Pathway), NVQ Assessor/Verifier, City & Guild’s Award Holder in Caring Services, City & Guild’s National Medal for Excellence for NVQ Assessment 2001
Experience: Sandra is an extremely experienced teacher, trainer and NVQ assessor with a multitude of transferable skills. She has taught English and Spanish both in the UK and Spain. In her long career she has had senior positions in children’s services. Her many roles have included, senior worker with ‘looked after’ children and Training and Development Manager for Ingleside Childrens’ Homes Ltd. Sandra has been an NVQ assessor and tutor in childcare for several years in a wide variety of settings. She is expert in developing Quality Assurance policies and procedures as well as monitoring their effectiveness.Most notably she has been responsible for co-ordinating the development and awarding of the Investor’s in People Award. Sandra was twice shortlisted for the National Training Awards. She was also a contributor to the book ‘Achieving Positives Outcomes for Looked after Children’.