Graham Wigginton

About me

I have spent over 30 years as a Mathematics teacher and Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator, 28 of those years in Cumbrian secondary schools, mostly in the west of the county. We live on a 5 acre smallholding where I grow willow, vegetables and donkeys, among other things. I completed my Permaculture Design Certificate in 2018 and realised how Permaculture can bring all the aspects of my life; work, home and play together and I have looked at all of these through my Diploma in Applied Permaculture Design, which I completed in 2023. Given my background I am particularly interested in how Permaculture design, ethics and principles can be applied to mainstream education and meeting the needs of young people.

Educator experience

I have spent over 30 years teaching in mainstream education. Predominantly in Secondary Schools, but more recently within Primary School as well.

Educator skills

I have extensive experience working within the Special Educational Needs and Disability areas of education.

Educator qualifications

PGCE (Mathematics)

Advanced Diploma in Special Educational Needs