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Professor Adam Ockelford, from the School of Education, runs Sounds of Intent, a UK-wide programme that aims to support the musical development in the early years of children with learning difficulties.

Co-founded with the Royal National Institute of the Blind, the programme’s practitioners deliver training and support to children’s centres, nursery and early years staff, parents, carers and music practitioners across England, in hundreds of day courses.

In 2018, Miles Berry produced written evidence to the House of Lords on the role of artificial intelligence in educating children with special educational needs and disabilities.

Miles is a leading expert in Computing Education, and has collaborated with leading organisations including Microsoft, the BBC and the Raspberry Pi Foundation. With his colleague Peter Kemp, Miles Berry produces an annual study of the provision of computing education in English schools , this research has been used by the BCS, DfE and UK Space agency.

Dr Marie-Pierre Moreau has produced research highlighting the range of difficulties facing university academic staff with caregiving responsibilities

Dr Moreau, who works as an expert and a rapporteur for the European Commission, has also led the ‘Supporting Student Parents in Higher Education’ project, which was designed to inform more family-friendly practices in higher education.

Angela Colvert, Senior Lecturer in the School of Education, received a Children’s BAFTA nomination for a computer game that supports children to learn to read.

She is a member of a team behind Teach Your Monster to Read, a series of computer games which support children’s early reading. The third game in the series has had hundreds of thousands of downloads and teacher resources to support the use of the game have been distributed internationally.

The University of Roehampton is one of the official partners of the Mayor of London’s Wandle Early Years Hub.

The facility will offer access to accredited training to staff working in childcare, which will give them the skills, knowledge and confidence to support children who have special education needs and disabilities, areas in which Roehampton staff are leading experts.