Sharon Folkes, Assistant Head (Core Subjects)

Sharon is a teaching practitioner, who has a first degree that is ICT/Computer science related. She has been a qualified teacher for nearly 16 years, having taught in two schools throughout this period of time. She has worked for many years in a mainstream setting, but has always been passionate about working with young people on the autism spectrum. “I feel privileged to be working at Eagle House School”.

“From a personal perspective autism has been a huge part of my life as I am a parent of a young adult on the spectrum. I bring with me my personal experiences and am able to have empathy with the community at Eagle House School. I believe that every young person deserves the opportunity to be the best that they can be and I can contribute to that from both an academic and social perspective”.

Throughout Sharon’s career, she has gained experience in teaching and meeting the needs of a broad spectrum of students ranging from the Gifted and Talented to SEND, the nurturing and coaching of Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs) and has also managed subject areas within the main stream education environment effectively.

“In my areas of responsibility, I work to ensure every young person, who accesses our varied curriculum, is given the best opportunities to be successful both within school and after moving on”.