Adele Beeson

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Gender FEMALE
Industry Education
Occupation Carer
Location Leeds, LS6, United Kingdom
Introduction I live in LS6 with my partner, Andy, and my two children. My son is autistic and I have been his carer since he was 13 when he was forced to leave full time education due to the stress of coping with mainstream school. I haven't been able to work since he left school. My daughter is an artist and musician. I am so proud of them both. I have been involved in many community campaigns, including the fight for Royal Park which both my children attended and am now fighting for my daughter's school, City of Leeds. I believe that "education is the pursuit of happiness" (John Aitkenhead, Kilquhanity House School, 1910-1998 ) and that happy children learn naturally and as a matter of course. I believe that individualisation and inspiration rather than regulation and homogenisation are the best principals on which to base an effective education that includes as many children as possible from all walks of life and with the greatest variety of needs, abilities and disabilities. I believe that "small is beautiful" (EF Shumacher 1911-1977) and that the trend towards superschools in Leeds and elsewhere in the country is dehumanising education.
Interests This is difficult because I'm interested in just everything but my main focus is my family with education and my community tying for second place. I am a specialist in Special Needs and autism and love the voluntary work I do with both adults and children on the autistic spectrum
Favorite Music I really love music of all kinds and have always wanted to be able to play an instrument. Finally I have found my calling playing bass in East Steel, a steel pan band based at City of Leeds School and run by our inspirational leader, Victoria Jaquiss