My name is Michael and I was appointed as Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO) at Headstart International School in August 2017. I grew up in the small market town of Crewe, England where I studied Popular Music and Community Arts at MMU Cheshire. I lived in Manchester for six years where I qualified as a Secondary Music Teacher in 2011 and played bass guitar in a electro- blues band. Music is one of my greatest passions! I have been teaching and coordinating the SEN provision for young people who are gifted and that have learning difficulties for the past four years in an independent specialist college, prior to that I worked in several high achieving primary and secondary schools teaching Music. I am confident that my knowledge of all sectors as well as my innovative approach to teaching and learning will support all learners at Headstart International School to fulfill their full potential. I believe that when one person teaches two people learn and my hope is that I will learn as much from the Headstart students as they do from me. I am looking forward to getting started this academic year and becoming a valued member of the Headstart Community, building strong relationships with pupils, staff and parents to help the school achieve its long term goals.