Andy Hogg

Andy Hogg

Executive Director

TSS was launched in 2017 by Andy Hogg who has over 20 years’ experience in supporting pupils with additional needs across the SEN spectrum and in EAL too.

Andy has received commendations from national inspectorates for his EAL provision and has presented at conferences in Asia and Europe, including both Ireland and the UK and led in-service teacher training in areas such as; supporting EAL children in the mainstream classroom, supporting ASD children in the mainstream classroom, implementing the 2014 SEN Code of Practice, managing challengin behaviour in schools, creating inclusive classrooms and supporting dyslexic learners.

Research is an important aspect of Andy’s professional practice and he believes that only through practitioner research can we fully understand the complexities which our pupils with additional needs face on a day to day basis in the classroom.

Andy has conducted and documented many practitioner research projects in the areas of supporting pupils with challenging behavior, developing Inclusive practice, supporting pupils with low self-esteem and addressing literacy difficulties. He has worked as SENCO, Assistant head of Inclusion, Head of SEN and EAL over the past 20 years, both in special education and mainstream UK and Irish settings and in the International School community too.

Most importantly, Andy also sees the importance of developing positive relationships with pupils who become disaffected with education and this is perhaps a major tenet of the TSS philosophy. Building pupils up to believe in who they are, and what they can achieve. Education has no boundaries, the possibilities are endless. Understanding every pupils story is the key to understanding the challenges they face.

Everybody is a genius

But, if you judge a fish by its ability to ride a bicycle. It will live its whole life believing that it's stupid.

Albert Einstein