Joanna Filer-Cooper

BABICM Practitioner Case Manager



Areas Covered:

South West


Alternative Therapies
Mental Health


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  • BA(Honours)First Class. Photography (Fine Art)
  • Level 4 Diploma in Social Science 2004-2005
  • Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (with Learning and Development)
  • SEND Specialist Pathway
  • Member of The British Association of Brain Injury (BABICM)


Joanna is passionate about inclusion and differentiation and the promotion of this in education and community. She has tailored her teaching to always have this at the forefront and she practices it in her daily life. When teaching Joanna would tailor every lesson to each individual learners needs, whether that be catering to individuals learning styles or allowing a learner to pick a preferred subject to base a lesson around. Equal Opportunities for all is something that Joanna strongly believes.  

Joanna currently works at a secondary school as Upper School Lead and Subject Lead in two areas, PSHE and Employability. She manages the day to day running of Upper School and staff. Joanna’s class are aged 14-16 with various ASD disorders and Social, Emotional and Mental Health problems. Her aim is to help re-integrate the learners successfully into society as young adults that are able to flourish at college and in society. Joanna is also a member of the Safeguarding Team and helps triage day to day safeguarding issues from pupils.

Since Joanna qualified as a teacher in 2016 she has been an English Functional Skills and GCSE Art teacher at a school catering for the needs of Year 4 – Year 11 students who experience Social, Emotional and Behavioural and/or Mental Health Difficulties(SEBD / SEMH), as well as Special Educational Needs (SEN) students.

She has been a Public Placement teacher for students that were excluded teaching English and maths and she has also worked as a teacher at a Specialist Primary Unit teaching KS2with special educational needs working on reintegration into mainstream education.


  • Relationship, Sex and Health Education
  • Asdan Cope and Aope training
  • Attachment and Trauma Training
  • Polyvagal Training
  • Safeguarding Focus – Peer on Peer Abuse
  • Speech and Language Therapy training  
  • Dramatherapy, the importance of play
  • Anxiety and Burnout
  • Therapeutic Approach
  • Zones of Regulation Training
  • Growth Mindset Resilience and Positive Thinking Workshop
  • Interoception training
  • Asdan PDP and Short course training
  • Understanding Autism
  • Child Protection Level 3 Training


Joanna’s hobbies are her horses, Steeltown (a grandson of Njinsky) and Sparkie a rescue pony who keeps Steel company! Photography is her passion; Joanna has been displayed in galleries internationally and sells her work through Getty Images worldwide. Joanna loves visiting museums, galleries and exhibitions, cycling, attending auctions and buying unusual shabby chic! Joanna also loves going to the cinema, gardening and just being at home!

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