Jigsaw prides itself on having an incredible team of highly committed, motivated and caring staff across the entire Trust. All staff, including the dedicated team of administrative and Trust Shared Services staff, Governors and Trustees, share a common goal; that Jigsaw will improve the lives of every single child or adult with autism that walks through its doors.

The quality of Learning Support offered to adults with autism at JigsawPlus is underpinned by the training and development programme available for all staff.  Learning Support staff are required to work through an initial training programme as well as undertake an ongoing schedule of ABA learning to understand the principles of applied behaviour analysis and be able to apply this within their Learning Support Role.  Additionally, JigsawPlus supports further certification in Learning Disabilities, Understanding Autism and entry level Behaviour Analysis certification up to senior certification available from the CABAS board.  Please see tabs below for further details of staff certification.

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The Care Certificate is based on the standards set by Health Education England, Skills for Social Care.  Staff complete the 15 workbooks relating to the 15 standards in order to be assessed as having achieved the required level of skills and knowledge to be awarded the Care Certificate.

The following staff at JigsawPlus have achieved the Care Certificate:

Jackie Charnock Selina Halfacre
Angela Lazaraki Elise Wiggins
Lee Jackson Sian Russ
Meghan Luxford Claire Furlonger
Lauren Clarke Tracy Bunce
Patricia Hernandez  Ana Cabrera
Claire Bates Debbie Thomas
Susan Mulas Vicente Laura Martinez
Laura Lopez Maria Muriel
Yeray Ruano Laura Alcazar
Patricia Suarez Sandra Soto

CABAS® (Comprehensive Application of Behavior Analysis to Schooling) was originated over 40 years ago to develop a science of teaching.  More information about CABAS and the different teaching ranks can be found in this downloadable “What is CABAS?” leaflet.  To find out more directly from the CABAS website, please click on  The following staff at JigsawPlus have achieved CABAS Ranks:

Master Teacher Jackie Charnock
Teacher II Jackie Charnock
Gemma Reeder
Teacher I Jackie Charnock
Gemma Reeder
Claire Bates
Pre-Teacher Elise Wiggins
Sian Russ
Angela Lazaraki
Selina Halfacre
Meghan Luxford

Jigsaw also supports certification programmes with the Behaviour Analyst Certification Board (BACB) to achieve Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA) status.  More information about this Board can be found at  The following staff at JigsawPlus are Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBAs):

Emma Hawkins Kate Grant
Gemma Reeder

Jigsaw also supports certification programmes with the Behaviour Analyst Certification Board (BACB) to achieve Registered Behaviour Technician (RBT) status.  More information about this can be found at  The following staff at JigsawPlus are Registered Behaviour Technicians (RBTs):

Angela Lazaraki

Jigsaw is also proud to support a number of full time staff to complete a distance Masters Degree in High Incidence Disabilities and Applied Behaviour Analysis from Nicholls State University, New Orleans, USA.  The following staff at JigsawPlus have been awarded their Masters Degrees:

Gemma Reeder Claire Bates
Claire Furlonger

Click here for a brief overview of the training and development pathways available at JigsawPlus.  Further details on all vacancies, training and other benefits can be found on our dedicated Careers At Jigsaw website


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To find out more directly from the CABAS website, please click on

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Jigsaw staff (teaching and non teaching) also have the opportunity to join UK-SBA (UK Society for Behaviour Analysis) – a forum for Behaviour Analysts for accreditation, professional development, continuing education and networking, and serves as an advocate body in public debate on issues relating to Behaviour Analysis.

The UK-SBA promotes the ethical and effective application of the principles of behaviour and learning to a wide range of areas including education, rehabilitation and health care, business, and the community and is committed to maintaining the availability of high-quality evidence-based professional Behaviour Analysis practice in the UK.  The Society also promotes and supports the academic field of Behaviour Analysis within the UK both in terms of university-based training, research and practice.   Visit:  for more details.