Ben Reading – Headteacher at Maple Grove School
Having studied at Trinity College Dublin and the University of Cambridge, Ben has worked with children who have autism and additional needs requirements since qualifying as a teacher in 2003. Combining a Master’s degree in Behaviour Analysis, with a commitment to relationship-based, person-centred support, Ben has always enjoyed working with pupils with the most complex needs. This has included children with challenging behaviour and communication difficulties, with a particular interest in curriculum design, and assessment. In addition to working in a number of very successful special schools, Ben has also worked as a specialist advisory teacher for Cheshire West and Chester’s Autism Team.