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LETS Go! was founded by Rebecca Baxter in 2011 and offers a range of services specifically related to Down syndrome including Training, our Outreach Service to pre-schools, primary schools and secondary schools as well as our Early Development Groups and Speech & Language Therapy services. The LETS Go! team includes: Rebecca Baxter, Kelly Burgoyne, Sarah Holton, Sam Wood, Millie Pollard and Michelle Slater.
Rebecca Baxter (CertMRCSLT, BSc (Hons))
Becky is the founder and Managing Director of LETS Go!. She began working with children with Down syndrome in 1997 before training as a speech and language therapist. She then worked for Down Syndrome Education International delivering a range of training and services, Becky continues to work with DSEI on a consultancy basis.
Becky delivers training to educators, speech and language therapists and parents worldwide. Her training covers a range of topics across the curriculum as well as in-depth behaviour, speech & language and full school inclusion. Becky is also a registered trainer for the Reading & Language Intervention for children with Down syndrome and guest lectures at University College London.
Her team of specialist inclusion advisory teachers work with parents, professionals and organisations supporting children with Down syndrome. Becky also has a Master’s degree in Language and Communication impairments in Children through Sheffield University. Becky is currently completing a PhD at University College London. Becky’s research area is developing and evaluating the effectiveness of a language intervention for children with Down syndrome. Read more information on Becky's experience and qualifications and about her intervention project.
Kelly is a research psychologist who specialises in reading and language development. In 2009 Kelly joined DSEI, focusing her work on the Reading and language Intervention for children with Down syndrome (published by DSEI). As part of this work, Kelly trained and supported a large number of schools across the south and gained significant experience working with a wide range of children, families and schools.
Kelly provides assessments, training and support for reading and language development for school age children with Down syndrome. She also provides training on a wide range of educational issues for children of all ages. Read more about Kelly's experience and qualifications.
Sarah Holton (BA (Hons) PGCE)
Sarah qualified as a teacher with a PGCE Primary Teaching (Early Years Specialism) after obtaining her degree in Arts in Education. She has 18 years of primary teaching experience, specialising in Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1. She has worked with many children with a variety of additional needs within a mainstream setting, and is passionate about successful inclusion. During her time teaching, she has worked as assessment coordinator and been acting Deputy Head.
Sarah joined LETS Go in 2013 and manages and delivers the Specialist Outreach Services for Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1. Sarah delivers training for professionals and parents on a variety of topics as well as running education workshops for pupils. She also delivers Early Development Groups for pre-school age children.
Sam Wood (BEd (Hons))
Sam qualified as a teacher achieving a Bachelor of Education, with a specialism in English. She has had a range of roles in school including class teacher, lower school coordinator and acting deputy head teacher. More recently she has worked as a tutor of children with specific learning difficulties supporting children with a range of needs.
Millie Pollard (BA (Hons) PGCE)
Millie began her career working with children in 2001 and has 18 years experience of working with children aged 0 – 8years. She has worked across the Early Years age band and has experience in teaching nursery to year 2. She studied teaching with a specialism in Early Years and has held several positions including SENCo, Early Years Leader and Phonics advisor and lead.
She has a huge range of experience of working with children with SEND and first met the LETS Go! team when we supported a child with Down syndrome in Millie’s class. Millie continues to teach part time alongside her role at LETS Go! delivering our Specialist Outreach Services to nurseries and schools as well as our Early Development Groups. Read more about Millie’s experience and qualifications.
Administration, accounts & service coordinator
Michelle trained as a Nursery Nurse and worked as an LSA in KS1 for several years during which time she completed a one year Professional & Continuing Education course in Teaching Special Needs at Portsmouth University. Michelle’s most recent position before joining our team was as General Manager, she is pleased to be using both her office and educational experience in her role with LETS Go! Read more about Michelle's experience and qualifications.
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