Lousie Dawson is an independent consultant and training centre owner who supports schools and businesses with inclusion across the Middle East. Louise has spent 11 years working in Dubai, both independently and within three Outstanding schools, and 8 years working in Hong Kong. Prior to this, Louise spent six years in mainstream and special schools in England.
Louise is well placed to understand inspection frameworks and additional needs. These include identification, support, and evidencing progress, as well as understanding the unique inclusion journey of the UAE.
Louise is a specialist in direct support and senior leadership. Her strengths lie in implementing strong and sustainable inclusive support into mainstream schools for high-need learners, particularly those unable to access traditional curriculums.
Alongside her consultancy work, Louise was the inaugural BSME Network Lead for Inclusion. She is also the co-founder of the International Forums of Inclusion Practitioners and is an advocate of assistive technology, working closely with technology companies to bring software and resources to the Middle East.