Clare Broadhurst

Clare Broadhurst

Clare gained a B.Sc.(Hons) in Psychology and then trained and worked as a primary school teacher in mainstream and specialist settings across London, developing a specialism for working with children with a range of complex additional educational needs. She then worked for eleven years with Hertfordshire County Council, first as an Advisory Teacher for Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs providing advice and training to schools to develop their inclusive practice. As an Early Years SEND Manager of a multidisciplinary team Clare worked with over 100 settings across the county ensuring that staff, children and families were supported to achieve their best outcomes. 

Clare and her family then immigrated to New Zealand, where she worked for the Ministry of Education as a Special Education Advisor, with a focus on mental health and wellbeing. As a Learning Support Leader for a large primary school in Ōtautahi (Christchurch) Clare gained an understanding of the impact that natural disasters, such as earthquakes can have on emotional health and wellbeing.  Another relocation brought her back to the UK, where for the last two years she has worked with Education Psychology Service in Northern Ireland to enhance their model of service delivery.

As a Learning and Development Specialist at Minds Ahead, Clare will be focused on the delivery of the DfE approved programmes, including the School Mental Health Specialist PGDip and Masters in School Leadership of Mental Health

Clare is currently completing her M.Sc in Applied Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology at the University of East London.

Outside of work Clare enjoys spending time with family friends and going for walks along the beach and drinking coffee.