Eithne has worked in education for almost 40 years as a teacher, headteacher, leader of regional and national projects, as a consultant, trainer and author for publications such as the Head’s legal guide. She has worked in special schools and mainstream schools, with all ages from 3 – 19 years. Eithne specialised in developing inclusive practice, and working with their families and schools to build resilience and sustainable whole system change in practice to meet individual needs and promote successful learning.
Eithne worked extensively with children and young people and their families who have experienced trauma or who have mental health difficulties arising from a range of either environmental or inherited, genetic factors, first working myself within schools and specialist provision and more recently as a Director of Gemstones Education.
At the heart of her approach has been working using a range of therapeutic tools to build the skills, capacity and capability of children and young people themselves, their families and schools to bring long lasting change, finding tailored therapeutic solutions with schools to sustain the environments that ensure they thrive.