Kate Wilson

Kate Wilson

Managing Director of The Sand Project

As an SEN specialist maths teacher I was used to meeting young people with fear, anxiety and the acceptance of “I’ll never be able to do it.” I came to realise that the major obstacle in their learning and development was not their ability, but MY ability to teach them in a way that was relevant, purposeful and accessible for them.  Thanks to the hundreds of students who have taught me over the years, the Sand Project has not only been created to ensure our young people are taught the life and work skills they need to obtain the independence they are so capable of, it is about ensuring mainstream society is also educated and well prepared to support them.


illustration by Ack Crab

Founding Mothers of the Sand Project: Gemma Kelly, Kate Wilson, Laura Vallone, Emma Kelly