Emily Bawtree has over 10 years' experience working in autism. An experienced trainer, Emily has designed and delivered accredited programmes to a range of audiences in education law, autism awareness, communication skills and handling difficult situations.
Now managing the Training and Consultancy team at Ambitious about Autism, Emily is responsible for the creation and delivery of our training programmes and heads our Autism Education Trust training hubs. Emily is available for consultancy opportunities and bespoke training design.
Esther Thomas (MSC BCBA) has been working in autism 16 years. As part of the leadership team at TreeHouse School, Esther was responsible for developing programmes and personalised curriculums for children and young people with autism as well as supervising, monitoring and evaluating ABA provision.
A skilled trainer, Esther has extensive experience designing and delivering training across a range of topics in the UK and internationally. These include autism, ABA, PBS, social and play skills, child development and challenging behaviour.
Kevin Filby has worked in support of children, young people and adults with disabilities (and their families) throughout his career spanning 20 years. Starting as a community support worker, he progressed through roles managing registered care, supported living and information advice and guidance services on both a local, regional and national level.
Kevin is credited with the development of the first multi-channel brokerage model for children’s services back in 2007, which went on to win an industry recognised E-gov and MJ Award. As well as speaking at sector conferences and events, he went to support local authorities in this area, as well as leading the initial development of the national online service SENDirect.co.uk.
Kevin is strongly committed to the principles of personalisation and possesses an almost unique mix of skills and experiences spanning support work, the design and delivery of professional training, commissioning, and the designing of inclusive built environments for children and young people with autism.
Kevin Oakhill is our Director of Education Services. He has previously worked as a strategic commissioner in local government, as education policy lead for the Prince’s Trust, in a further education college, and for six years with the government body responsible for post-16 education. Kevin was a member of the recent government taskforce on apprenticeships for people with disabilities, chaired the London region Project Search group (aimed at creating job outcomes for young people with disabilities) and is a regular speaker at national conferences on a variety of subjects.
He has successfully brought in several million pounds of income to organisations throughout his career through bidding, predominantly for government contracts, including both revenue and capital. As a non-executive director, Kevin has been a trustee of three charities and treasurer of two. He is also a governor of two schools and a specialist college.
Kevin is available for consultancy, support and speaking opportunities on a limited basis. Subjects where Kevin can help include leadership and management; autism education and post-16 education; youth engagement in commissioning, developing and delivering services; apprenticeships; supported internships and other employment programmes; managing significant change in services; funding and commissioning (from both the government/local authority and service/education provider perspective) and building successful partnerships. Please contact us if you have specific requests.
Clare Caccavone has 18 years' experience of building successful teams, and has worked in education for over 13 years, leading services including Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG) and supporting transition to and from college and post 16 education. She has successfully achieved Ofsted grade 2 ‘Good’ and full accreditation of Matrix Quality Standard for services providing IAG to students at three further education colleges in London. Clare has supported many hundreds of students to progress to university, work placements and further education settings.
For further information, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call our Training and Consultancy team on 020 8815 5166.