Education Matters is a trading name of Lisa Cooper Limited
Company Registration number 10478712
Lisa gained further qualifications, qualifying as a Specialist Mentor in 2015 supporting people with mental health, ADHD and Autism. She also sees clients as a Life Coach and Mentor. Lisa has achieved the Level 5 Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling Practice (Prof. Dip Psy C.) and currently volunteers as a counsellor with an Essex based charity, and as a bereavement support volunteer with CRUSE. Lisa is the epitome of what it is to be a life long learner and has recently embarked on an MSc in Psychology of Mental Health and Wellbeing.
Lisa is neurodivergent and was diagnosed with dyslexia and dyspraxia at university, hence her passion for supporting other learners. She has also won various awards in recognition of her dedication to lifelong learning and her own achievements. Lisa regularly shares her expertise by presenting workshops and training at national conferences across the country as a renowned specialist in her field, as well as being a motivational speaker at events or award presentations.
In her spare time, Lisa enjoys cruising the canals on her narrow boat or travelling across Europe in her motor home.
As part of her commitment to lifelong learning and education Lisa held the position of Chair of the Association of Dyslexia Specialists in Higher Education (ADSHE). This involved an active role as a member on The Disabled Students Stakeholders Group (DSSG), which advises on and supports the provision of specialist support to disabled students. Lisa sat on the Board of Directors of ADSHE until 2021 and remains dedicated to promoting equity and equality in education for neurodivergent learners. Lisa also continues to inform best practice as an invited member attending various Advisory Panels for the Department for Education.
Lisa currently works as a peripatetic specialist assessor in a number of schools and colleges across Essex and London conducting assessments for Access Arrangements and Reasonable Adjustments in examinations. She is a knowledgeable specialist with vast experience and expertise on the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) processes and not only conducts the required psychometric testing for core evidence but also offers invaluable support to Heads of Centre's and SENDCO's with regard to JCQ requirements and guidelines for reasonable adjustments.
Education Matters is led by Founder and Director
Lisa Cooper, MA Ed in Inclusion and Diversity (SEN), BSc, QTS, AMBDA, Prof. Dip Psy C.
Professional Memberships include:
British Dyslexia Association (BDA)
Professional association of teachers of students with specific learning difficulties (PATOSS)
Association of Dyslexia Specialists in Higher Education (ADSHE)
The University Mental Health Advisers Network (UMHAN)
The National Counselling Society (NCS)
British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
Lisa is passionate about education. With over 20 years experience in teaching and specialist assessing she now spends the majority of her time supporting learners on a one to one basis for specific learning differences, including dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADHD and Autism. Lisa is also a qualified counsellor, having trained in various psychotherapeutic approaches including CBT, integrative and psychodynamic practices.