The Pinpoint Team

Sarah Conboy

Chief Executive Officer

Sarah joined Pinpoint in October 2017. She is a mum of two boys – one with additional needs – and has a background in education policy and teaching. A former primary school teacher and SENCo, she has also headed up a school learning difficulties department and worked in various roles for the Department for Education, the Teacher Training Agency and Cambridgeshire County Council. She lives in Godmanchester.

Email: sarah@pinpoint-cambs.org.uk

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Linda Green

Partnership & Participation Coordinator and Volunteer & Engagement Manager

For the past 15 years Linda has worked in the Third Sector researching, designing, delivering and managing services for young people and adults with learning disabilities. Her roles have given her insight into the needs and challenges around disability and allowed her to create services and resources that can alter perspectives, both for those who have a disability and the wider community. Her passion and drive for “normalisation” is for both those living with disability and their families.
Linda also happens to be mum to Jonnie Peacock Gold Medallist for Great Britain. As proud as she is of Jonnie’s achievements, she also remembers the pain and difficulty of the journey from when he contracted meningitis to London 2012 and the dramatic impact it had on the family.

Email: linda@pinpoint-cambs.org.uk

Bianca Cotterill 

Finance Manager

Bianca has been a volunteer with Pinpoint for many years  involved with the Continence Action Group, Wheelchair Forum and Lifelong SEND Pathway. Her background is in finance, but she is passionate about many issues across health, education and social care because her 19 year old daughter has profound learning and physical disabilities. Having recently had direct experience of the transition into adult services, Bianca is keen to continue working with various groups and service providers to “raise the bar” where it’s needed.

Email: bianca@pinpoint-cambs.org.uk

Kate Atkinson

Communications Officer

Kate joined the Pinpoint team in January 2021. She has many years of experience working in the not-for-profit scientific publishing industry. Most recently she has been raising her two young children – one who is profoundly deaf and also has visual impairment. Kate understands first hand about trying to obtain the right support for your child and the benefit of building connections with other parents who just “get it.” She is passionate about parents/carers being given the right information so they can best support their children.

Email: kate@pinpoint-cambs.org.uk

Karina Whittington

Opportunities Area Workshop Host

Karina has been self-employed for the last 10 years as a martial arts instructor, running her own academy. During that time she was also employed for 5 years as development manager for a retirement development company. Karina is also employed as a private carer for one gentleman who she has worked with for 6 years. As well as being busy with various part time jobs, Karina is also studying Counselling at Bedford College and is a mum to 3 boys. All 3 of her children have a hereditary liver disease and 2 also have SEND needs. During the battle to receive help for her youngest son, Karina became very passionate about helping and supporting other SEND parents and this led her to Pinpoint.

Email: karina@pinpoint-cambs.org.uk

Viktorija Proctor

Viktorija Proctor

Opportunities Area Network Lead

Since I can remember I have been interested in childhood development and child psychology. I was particularly interested in early years and researching childhood theories. I have two children and I was a stay-at-home mum for a few years while raising them. When I was ready to go back to work I chose to go into the pre-school environment. I worked as a one to one which was an amazing and very rewarding role. It provided me with so much insight into the SEN jungle. After this, I wanted to learn more and do more, and I am currently a lead SENCO and Designated Child Protection as well as a Deputy Manager of a pre-school. I have been supporting children and families within my locality for over 7 years now and I have first-hand experience of the difficulties those families have. I have known about Pinpoint for a while and when the opportunity came up to join the team I jumped at the chance and I was lucky enough to get the job and do what am really passionate about. If I am not researching, reading or working, I am spending time with my children – family game nights and National Trust visits are our favourite.

Email: viktorija@pinpoint-cambs.org.uk

Lisa Martin

Lisa Martin

Opportunities Area Workshop Host

Lisa joined the Pinpoint team in November 2021 having been self employed for the last 6 years working in assessment and training for health and social care staff. Prior to that she has an extensive social care background. Lisa first came to Pinpoint as a parent carer to seek support in respect of her own children and having realised the value of that support, quickly became a Pinpoint parent champion. Lisa is passionate about supporting other parent carers to get the support that they need when they need it and not to feel alone. It is so important to be heard by other people who understand. Lisa is a Mum to 3 boys, 2 of whom have additional needs and have been through difficult times but Lisa has also come across some amazing professionals who have helped things to work as they should. Lisa is passionate about helping all professionals supporting children with additional needs and their families to work in this supportive way so that families get the support they need in the way that they need it.

Email: lisa@pinpoint-cambs.org.uk

Michelle Quail

Michelle Quail

Opportunity Area Administrative Support Assistant

Michelle is mum to four children, two of which has additional needs. Michelle joined Pinpoint as a Pinpoint Parent Champion volunteer in 2019, as she wanted to help other SEND parents through the work that Pinpoint does, because it was so beneficial to her and her family. In November 2021, she joined Pinpoint in an official capacity as Opportunity Area Administrative Support Assistant. She has a background as an Early Years Practitioner, a Support Worker for Adults with Additional Needs and as Administrative Assistant. She studied Social Work and Psychology with a special interest in Child Development at University. Since the birth of her children she has focus a lot of her training and interest around Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Email: michelle@pinpoint-cambs.org.uk

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