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 learning to understand the principles of 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.

Care CertificateCABASBCBARegistered Behaviour TechnicianCPDCareers

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
Lee Jackson Elise Wiggins
Meg Luxford Claire Furlonger
Lauren Clarke Ana Cabrera
Claire Bates Debbie Thomas
Maria Muriel Laura Martinez
Yeray Ruano Laura Alcazar
Patricia Suarez Sandra Soto
Andrew Wells Mekyas Tessema Cardona
Maribel Lopez Fernandez Maria del Carmen Martinez Fernandez
Katy Budd Sarah Parsons
Hayley Brown Ellen Cann
Carlos Perez Inma Taboada
Nadine Davies Christos Mantzanas
Sam  Noble James Carr
Blanka Kocsis Asterios Dragos

CABAS® (Comprehensive Application of Behaviour 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 “About Behaviour Analysis & 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
Elise Wiggins Selina Halfacre
Meg Luxford Maria Muriel
Laura Martinez Ana Cabrera
Laura Alcazar Sandra Soto

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):

Jigsaw is also proud to support a number of full time staff to complete a distance Masters Degree in High Incidence Disabilities and 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 careers pages on our main Jigsaw Trust website (visit via blue link button at top of page).


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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.