Head of Positive Regard
Speaker, Leading National Consultant,
Specialist Leader of education, Visiting Fellow for NPQLBC, Advanced Team Teach Tutor AOL Licence holder, Touchbase Certified Attachment Lead, ITT Lead, Theraplay Level 1 and Group.
Luke began his career working for a teaching agency gaining experience in a variety of settings including mainstream schools, PRU’s and a specialist SEN college. Luke Joined an SEMH school as a support worker in his early career working 1:1 with a number of looked after children helping them to build their social & emotional skills. Luke quickly found a passion for supporting vulnerable children which led him to working in the classroom with primary and secondary SEMH children. After 6 years in the classroom Luke transitioned to pastoral support as a Care Team member, Care Team leader and Head of Behaviour Support. The skills and experience Luke gained through this time were starting to be recognised outside of the trust and requested by other schools in the authority. Luke started to complete outreach work to help others reduce exclusion which ultimately led to the creation of Positive Regard. Luke directly supports specialist behaviour consultations, reviews and training delivery.
Luke is responsible for the development of Positive Regard and leads a team of specialists across the country to support schools and children’s services to embed cultural change. Influencing the system, reducing exclusions and helping schools to support young people to express themselves in socially acceptable ways are a key priority for Luke.