Welcome to Peter Imray’s website
Here you will find information about the courses and advice I offer as well as information on approaches to working with and enhancing the quality of life of people with severe, profound and complex learning difficulties.
I have been involved in the education and welfare of children, young people and adults with autism for over 25 years as a teacher, manager, writer and trainer. For most of this time I was employed by The Bridge School, an outstanding school for children and young people aged 2-19, with severe learning difficulties, profound and multiple learning difficulties and/or autism, in Islington, North London, and was Head of the Bridge School’s Training and Consultancy Service from its inception in 1997 until 2012.
The areas of severe, profound and complex learning difficulties are very specialist areas making up less than half of one per cent of the whole school population, and perhaps for that reason their needs can often get overlooked in national educational initiatives. I have always sought to take the line that these learners have different and quite unique ways of learning, and understanding the nature of their learning difficulty is the key to successful educational provision.
I am especially interested and have particular expertise in those who might be described as ‘hard to reach’ and/or regarded as ‘challenging’.