Staff

Jigsaw CABAS School is fortunate to have an incredible team of highly committed and caring staff, both in and out of the classroom. Our teaching staff, the dedicated team of administrative and Trust Shared Services staff, Governors and Trustees all share a common goal;  that the Jigsaw CABAS School will improve the lives of every single child that walks through its doors.

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The role and influence of the teaching staff are crucial factors in the promotion of high quality learning and teaching and the school performance management policy supports continuing professional development for all staff.

The staff at Jigsaw School always go above and beyond just doing a job – they are patient, kind, empathetic, motivating and very kind. They care about our children and their future. (from Parent Survey 2016)

The quality of teaching is supported in the following ways: CABAS Board Certification of professional expertise in teaching; Teacher observations and Teacher Performance Rate and Accuracy (TPRA) and Continuing Professional Development for all teachers.   All of the teaching staff at Jigsaw are required to work through a CABAS training programme to become certified with the CABAS Board.

Further Information

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CABAS® (Comprehensive Application of Behavior Analysis to Schooling) was originated over 40 years ago to develop a science of teaching.  More information about CABAS and the different teaching ranks can be found in this downloadable “What is CABAS?” leaflet.  To find out more directly from the CABAS website, please click on www.cabasschools.org

Jigsaw’s latest Certificant Registry can be viewed by clicking HERE.

The school also supports certification programmes with the Behaviour Analyst Certification Board (BACB) to achieve Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA) status.  More information about this Board can be found at http://www.bacb.com.

The following staff at Jigsaw are Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBAs):

Emma Hawkins
Kate Grant
Gemma Harding/Reeder
Adriana Borzecka
Katie Hyde
Kate Hewett
Natalie Leow-Dyke
Hannah Lynch
Louise Stock
Maria Sanchez

The school also supports certification programmes with the Behaviour Analyst Certification Board (BACB) to achieve Registered Behaviour Technician (RBT) status.  More information about this can be found at http://www.bacb.com/rbt/.

The following staff at Jigsaw are Registered Behaviour Technicians (RBTs):
Agnes Liu
Karis Hooke
Lauren Peacock
Millie House

Jigsaw’s introductory training modules and pre-teacher rank have been mapped against the UK ABA Autism Education Competence Framework – a framework of the knowledge and demonstrable behaviours important for anyone working with children and young adults with autism using ABA.

Jigsaw is also proud to support a number of full time CABAS teachers to complete a distance Masters Degree in High Incidence Disabilities from Nicholls State University, New Orleans, USA.

Click here for a brief overview of the training and development pathways available at Jigsaw School.  Further details on all vacancies, training and other benefits can be found on our dedicated Careers At Jigsaw website

A full staff list, with qualifications, is available upon request from the main Administration Office.  Please contact [email protected] or call  01483 273874.

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Jigsaw staff (teaching and non teaching) also have the opportunity to join UK-SBA (UK Society for Behaviour Analysis) – a forum for Behaviour Analysts for accreditation, professional development, continuing education and networking, and serves as an advocate body in public debate on issues relating to Behaviour Analysis.

The UK-SBA promotes the ethical and effective application of the principles of behaviour and learning to a wide range of areas including education, rehabilitation and health care, business, and the community and is committed to maintaining the availability of high-quality evidence-based professional Behaviour Analysis practice in the UK.  The Society also promotes and supports the academic field of Behaviour Analysis within the UK both in terms of university-based training, research and practice.   Visit:  http://www.uk-sba.org  for more details.