My clients & training participants include...
Braintree District Museum, Brixton Windmill & Gardens, Centre for Computing History, Colchester & Ipswich Museum Service, Chelmsford City Museum, Chelmsford Theatres, Cynon Valley Museum, East Anglian Railway Museum, Epping Forest District Museum, GEM East, Harlow Museum & Walled Gardens, Higgins Museum, Long Shop Museum, Lowewood Museum, Museum of East Anglian Life (now National Museum of Food), Museum of the Order of St John, Museum of Methodism & John Wesley’s House, Museum of Power, Museums Essex, National Horseracing Museum, Norfolk Museums Service, Panacea Museum, RAF Air Defence Radar Museum, SHARE Museums East, Thurrock Museum incl. Coalhouse Fort, University of Cambridge Museums, Warner Textile Archive.
What people have to say about my work
"Jo has worked with our heritage service on several diverse projects. She hit the ground running teaching our existing heritage education programme... I really enjoy working with her as she’s precise & methodical".
"Jo has been involved with Chelmsford Museum for a number of years as a freelance educator delivering learning sessions for schools & in an access advisory role, providing & running autism awareness training sessions for staff & creating resources & Relaxed Opening events’. Jo facilitated Chelmsford Museum becoming one of the first museums to an ‘Autism Friendly Award’.
“Excellent delivery –highly informative. Has deepened personal awareness. Excellent participative activities”.
“Friendly & informative. I feel more confident to be able to help autistic visitors to feel welcome & comfortable because I’m more aware of their needs”.
“Excellent at clearly categorising, explaining & offering suggestions to making disability access a priority in my museum setting.”
“My understanding of the challenges faced by a wide range of visitors & how we might best mitigate them, has been hugely expanded. That has presented practical opportunities to make changes & sufficient knowledge to confidently spread the word to colleagues”.
“I feel my colleagues got a lot from it which will also help me, & I got a lot from it too. Thanks again for the excellent workshop (from someone who is autistic!)”
“Jo was excellent again. She spoke clearly & concisely & didn’t use acronyms or terminology that we wouldn’t know”.
“I found the training enjoyable. You are inspirational in your approach & knowledge”.
"Jo works well with people of all ages & abilities, capturing their attention and finding ways to ensure all are actively involved in sessions. She is friendly, creative, very reliable & conscientious. Over the years she has delivered consistently high quality sessions for Chelmsford Museum. I would highly recommend Jo".
"As an Education Freelancer, Jo is very knowledgeable, friendly, professional & a great asset to the team. She has also supported Braintree District & Museum Trust in developing our provisions for children & adults living with autism. She has provided training for staff & volunteers & her knowledge on this subject has proved invaluable".
“I found the training really useful & will be looking to integrate it further into our existing & new education offers as well as our galleries. It would be great to consult you in future about this!”
“Incredibly well-informed, easy to listen to & to understand, encouraging as well as informative”.
"Jo is incredibly passionate about addressing access issues, breaking down barriers and enabling everyone to participate fully. Her training sessions were interactive and engaging, increasing staff awareness and confidence to support individuals and groups with a variety of sensory needs including autism".
"It was a really useful training day & it seems everyone agrees. Thank you again for being such a great facilitator".