Since completing her Post Graduate Certificate in Education to qualify as a teacher in 1990, Helen has always sought to work with learners who have special educational needs. After completing an Advanced Diploma in Special Needs in Education and her MA in Education Helen completed the post graduate RSA Diploma in Teaching Learners with Specific Learning Difficulties (Dyslexia).
In 2003 Helen successfully achieved the mandatory Post Graduate Diploma to become a Teacher of the Deaf and in 2004 completed a further Post Graduate Certificate in working with deaf children and their families in the early years.
Since joining the University of Northampton in 2010 Helen completed her Post Graduate Certificate in Working in Higher Education in 2012 and also achieved Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy.
BA (Hons) Special Educational Needs and Inclusion.
Teaching on the following modules:
- Perspectives on learning theories and approaches
- Perspectives on cognition and specific learning difficulties/dyslexia
- Current issues and developments in inclusive policy and practice
OCR Level 5 Diploma in Assessing and Teaching Learners with Specific Learning Difficulties (Dyslexia)
MA (Special Educational Needs and Inclusion) Teaching on the following modules:
- Promoting Inclusive Practice
Helen is part of a successful Erasmus+ funded project working with colleagues in Finland, the Czech Republic and Germany. The key objective of this two-year Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership project is to support an effective transition process for students with SEND from VET into employment, by producing and evaluating three unique communicative and informative tools: a portable exhibition of documentary photographs and videos of best practices on partner countries; a tool for employers entitled “A Mini-Guide for Employers of Young People with Special Educational Needs and Disability”; and a tool for young people with SEND entitled “The Passport to Employment for Young People with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities”
Helen’s current PhD research interests are in supporting effective communication between practitioners and parents of children with SEND in the early years.
Helen has supervised student dissertations at both Undergraduate and Masters level in the fields of special educational needs and the early years.
- Devecchi, C., Trory, H., Murray, J. and Evans, R. (2014) Inclusive daily childcare services for children with disabilities in England: review of conditions, standards and practice. Symposium presented to: 24th Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Erziehungswissenschaft (DGfE), Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany, 09-12 March 2014. (Unpublished)
- Devecchi, C., Murray, J. and Trory, H. (2013) Inclusive childcare services for children with disabilities in England: review of conditions, standards and practice. Paper presented to: British Educational Research Association (BERA) Annual Conference, University of Sussex, Brighton, 03-05 September 2013. (Unpublished)
- Trory, H., Devecchi, C. and Murray, J. (2013) Inclusive daily childcare for children with disabilities (0-5) in England: a policy and practice overview from 1997 to present day. Symposium presented to: European Early Childhood Education Research Association (EECERA) 23rd Annual Conference: Values, Culture and Contexts, Tallinn University, Estonia, 28-31 August 2013. (Unpublished)
- Devecchi, C., Trory, H., Murray, J. and Evans, R. (2013) Inclusive daily childcare services for children with disabilities in England: review of conditions, standards and practice. (Unpublished)
- Smith, C. and Trory, H. (2011) Using board games in the Global Classroom project: providing differentiated learning and curriculum within general and special education. Paper presented to: International Association of Special Education (IASE) 12th Biennial Conference, Windhoek, Namibia, 10-14 July 2011. (Unpublished)