Gary is the Executive Headteacher of a Federation of two special schools and one specialist college in Birmingham. He has experience of working with children and young people between the ages of 2-25. Gary has worked within the Early Years sector for a number of years, within both mainstream and special educational needs. He has also supported the development of a special educational needs strategy with the Department of Education and Knowledge in Abu Dhabi. He is passionate about ensuring that every child has access to a meaningful and inclusive education, which supports their wider life goals and development. He is also a Makaton Regional Tutor and uses his knowledge of communication to support his work in providing inclusive practice for all children.