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Gary Coffey - Headteacher Ivy House School

Gary graduated from Newman University in 2007 and gained a BA (Hons) with QTS in Primary Education and a specialism in English. He has over 12 years’ experience in working within education, which includes 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 a meaningful curriculum that supports their development and provides 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.  


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