I found David to have a great balance of professionalism and warmth when he worked with myself and my daughter through her assessment process.
One of David's many strengths in his role is that he has exceptional knowledge of all areas of SEND. As a parent it can be overwhelming navigating the assessment process but David took time to explain the process step-by-step at a level that was comfortable for me. David explained his role and the steps that would follow after assessment and he took genuine time to answer the questions I had.
During every interaction with David it was refreshing to see a person who holds a genuine love for his job.
David also worked brilliantly with myself and my daughter's School SEND lead. The communication between the parties was always efficient from David's end and this meant everyone was on the same page and all working with the best interests of my daughter at heart.
When David gave me feedback on my daughter's assessment it was a real pleasure as a parent to see someone else recognise the uniqueness of my child and all her great qualities. This made the whole experience less daunting for me as I felt throughout the process that my child wasn't just a name on a list and David genuinely wanted to get the right support in place to help her thrive.
The calibre of David's work when writing up my daughters post assessment diagnosis and recommendations was central in the process of myself seeking to gain an EHC plan for my daughter. It was so informative, knowledgeable and concise it could not be disregarded when the decision was made.
The most significant thing however is the recommendations David's report made for provisions at my daughter's school. Since these provisions have been put in place she has excelled. Her attitude to learning has greatly improved alongside her academic work. This in turn has boosted her confidence and she's a much happier child.
David is an asset to the field.
I can't thank him enough for all his help navigating me through the assessment process and helping my daughter to work around the barriers to learning that were stopping her reach her full potential.