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The Unicorn School

The Unicorn School

A Specialist School supporting pupils with dyslexia and related learning difficulties

Teaching Qualifications

At The Unicorn School we are experts in our field, we have a full compliment of highly qualified and experienced teaching professionals.  The qualifications of teachers in Senior Management positions and in Key Teaching Roles are listed below, followed by a summary of teaching staff qualifications.


Andrew Day – Head Teacher

Professional Qualifications

BEd (Hons)






Vita Parvin - Deputy Head Teacher

Professional Qualifications

BEd (Hons)
Post Graduate Certificate in Education: 
                        Advanced Literacy Difficulties





Rachael McMullen - SENCo

Professional Qualifications

MA:  Children's Literacy
Post Graduate Certificate in Advanced Practice:  
                        Literacy Difficulties (Distinction)
MSc Child Learning and Development
Assessment Practicing Certificate (Patoss)
                                        National Award for SEN Coordination
                                        Graduate member of BPS, granted GBC

Clare Roberts - Specialist Assessor
and Outreach Co-ordinator

Professional Qualifications

BEd (Hons)
Post Graduate Certificate in Literacy Difficulties
Post Graduate Certificate :
                        Writing the Effective Assessment
AMBDA through the British Dyslexia Association
Assessment Practicing Certificate (Patoss)



Class Teacher Qualifications

We currently have eight class teachers and four subject-specific teachers*.  All of our class and subject teachers hold either a Bachelor's Degree (BEd, BA or BSc) and/or a Post Graduate Certificate in Education.  Further qualifications include Master's Degree and AMBDA.

One to One Teacher Qualifications

We currently have fifteen one-to-one teachers*, all of whom hold either a Bachelor's Degree (BEd, BA or BSc) and/or a Post Graduate Certificate in Education or other teaching qualification.  Further qualifications include Master's Degree, AMBDA, and Educational Psychologist qualification.


*Please note some teachers hold more than one role and may therefore be counted more than once in this summary.  For example in some cases a teacher may be counted both as a one-to-one teacher and as a subject-specific teacher.

This page contains a summary of staff qualifications as specified in Part 6 of the Ofsted publication "Inspecting Against the Independent School Standards, September 2014"
(Part 6 "Provision of Information").  Should you require further information please contact the school office.