Kate Humphreys

Kate Humpreys


Personal statement

Following a career ranging from bookshops to hospital accountancy, Kate has worked in UK education for the last 20 years in a variety of roles, including primary school class teacher, specialist dyslexia assessor/tutor, SENCo, playgroup worker, EYITT tutor and assessor, lead teacher and children’s centre deputy. 

She has delivered inset training in a range of settings over the years on subjects including dyslexia, autism, attachment difficulties, understanding behaviour and philosophy for children, and has carried out consultancy work with Women’s Aid which involved writing and disseminating lesson plans from reception to year 13. 

Her research interests include:

  • How we can use neuroscience to inform education whilst avoiding the allure of the neuromyth
  • Reading
  • Early maths and literacy
  • Young children’s metacognition. 

Academic qualifications

  • BA (Hons), Psychology
  • PGCE
  • ATS
  • APC 

Professional memberships

  • British Psychological Association (MBPsS)

Areas of expertise

  • Dyslexia
  • Early years
  • Early literacy
  • Early maths
  • Neuroscience and education
  • SEN

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