Jacqueline Heywood has an academic background in social science from LSE. Following her degree she qualified as a teacher. She has taught extensively in state and Independent schools as a mainstream and specialist teacher.
Jackie has worked as a Head of Department in both her academic teaching of social science and as a SENCO following postgraduate training.
Joining Latymer Upper School in 2003. She developed an innovative and unique department open to all pupils which specialised in neurodiversity and disabilities. Jackie’s development of an academic mentoring scheme involving many students was extremely successful.
Working successfully with many pupils with Education Health Care Plans has given Jackie experience, as well as a high level of specialist knowledge, in working holistically for inclusion in schools.
Jacqueline Heywood passionately believes that we need to maximise the academic potential and wellbeing of all children. She always used a strength led approach to understanding and realising children’s ability to be academically successful. Students met academic demands through building their confidence and love of learning. Jackie has been highly successful in helping many students achieve highly and realise their academic and personal ambitions.
“Of all the testimonials we’ve ever been asked to write, this one for Jackie Heywood, is the easiest. Jackie headed a unique and innovative department at a school where our son was a pupil.
During his time at school he had considerable difficulties. Jackie fought for him, she was phenomenal at communicating to staff teaching him his particular needs. She arranged supplemental teaching for him both at school and at home. She facilitated the referral for his assessment at the Lorna Wing Centre and, ultimately, she provided essential evidence when he went to University, in short, without Jackie, our son would not have secured his place at University and would not be where he is today.
Jackie is one in a million, and we can’t recommend her highly enough!” NT, 04/02/21