Sarah-Jane Critchley

Sarah-Jane CritchleySarah-Jane has been the Programme Head of the Autism Education Trust since June 2008, working with a range of stakeholders to improve educational provision for young people with autism, and has secured continuous funding from the Department for Education (DfE) since its inception. She has been instrumental in the development, monitoring and management of a number of programmes, including training that has reached over 60,000 education-based staff in England since 2011.

She is the author of A Different Joy: the parents' guide to living better with autism, dyslexia, ADHD and more... and has written for Charity Finance and ICSA. She designed and delivered marketing programmes and training in the management of key clients for the construction industry and implemented sales and marketing programmes for a newly privatised organisation.  She has had extensive operational and facilities management experience, including leadership of over 100 staff and an operational budget in excess of £17M. Sarah-Jane holds a Masters in Business Administration (MBA), specialising in the management of change from City University.