Photo of a white, blonde woman (Karen) wearing yellow glasses and a black shirt.

Welcome to my blog! If you’re reading this, it means I have successfully pressed the correct buttons, and my website is now live.

Let me briefly introduce myself. I’m Karen, otherwise known as Scottish ASN Teacher. I am exactly what it says on the tin, I am a teacher in Scotland who specialises in Additional Support Needs. I have particular experience in Autism and communication needs. Over the course of my career so far, I have worked in specialist provisions and mainstream schools with resource centres, with a wide range of children and needs.

I love my job because it’s challenging, no two days are the same, and it’s given me the chance to meet and work with some truly wonderful young people.

Alongside teaching, I run an Instagram page for teachers, I have my own podcast, and I present fortnightly with Teacher Hug Radio (info below). I am in the process of setting up my own Youtube channel, so watch this space… I have also written for TES (articles linked below), and have been involved with training and speaking events for a variety of organisations.

I will keep this first post short and sweet, but if you would like to find out a bit more about who I am and what I do, you can find me in the following places.

Pink circular shape containing red writing (Instagram @Scottish_ASN_Teacher, Twitter @Karen_N_Watson, Podcast Scottish ASN Teacher, Teacher Hug Radio Build A Ramp)

TES Scotland articles;

April 2021- 5 Post lockdown tips from an ASN Teacher


May 2021- 9 ways that visuals help pupils and teachers


January 2022- 6 tips for stepping into your first ASN leader job