Gary draws on his experience as Head of Ivy House School and in his presentation focuses on children with PMLD (Profound & Multiple Learning Difficulties) and the various methods of communication that are used to support them in having their voice.

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About Gary
Gary is currently the Headteacher at Ivy House School in Derby, a special school for children aged between 2-19 years

Gary graduated from Newman University in Birmingham and gained a BA (Hons) in Primary Education. He has over 12 years’ experience working in education across all key stages and years, including both mainstream and special schools. The majority of his teaching career has been within the special education sector and this is an area of work that Gary is passionate about.

Gary is keen to ensure that every child has access to the best team of people who can support their development and provide them with opportunities to celebrate their skills and talents. Gary is a Regional Makaton Tutor, and this provides him with the chance to meet children, families and colleagues from across the country and deliver bespoke training to support children’s communication.

Gary’s professional interests include coaching and mentoring and in developing staff and colleagues to deliver a fantastic educational offer. He is keen to ensure that there is a culture of self-reflection and review and that this is under-pinned by current research and practitioner enquiry. He is currently using his experience and skills to support the development of provision for children with special educational needs in Abu Dhabi through the People of Determination Division.

Connect with Gary
Twitter: @Gary_Coffey01
Twitter: @IvyHouseSchool
Website: Ivy House School
Email: [email protected]

Gary - #BrewEdEYOnline 2
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