Kim studied at Middlesex University as a mature student. She obtained a BA (hons) in Education with Social Policy in 1993 and transferred from her MPhil studies to a research doctorate in 1999 graduating in 2003. Her published thesis was on the ‘Effective Practice of the Education Welfare Officer’ where her recommendations contributed to changes in local authority policy and procedures. She has 22 years of experience of working within an Education Welfare Service and has managed teams in several local authorities including Hackney, Redbridge & Essex. Kim has detailed knowledge of data analysis as well as effective strategies to improve overall attendance.
She has a comprehensive understanding of the legal process with regard to school attendance providing expert advice and support to schools, training staff as well as presenting cases within the Magistrates Courts. She is also a NSPCC qualified trainer.
Lynn’s professional career started in the City of London and after completing her business degree went on to become assistant director of an independent broking house.
Subsequently, Lynn pursued a career in education and as a mature student Lynn completed her Bsc (hons) degree in Psychology.
Lynn has worked in the world of education since 2001 and has participated in various government steering groups contributing towards effective practices in education welfare.
From 2005 to 2014 Lynn has managed a team of education welfare officers in the London Borough of Redbridge and successfully developed effective procedures and interventions in partnership with organisations to improve attendance and reduce absence.
Lynn also has a diploma in cognitive behavioural therapy and is an NSPCC accredited safeguarding trainer.