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Michael Atkins

Learning Support Coordinator
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My name is Michael and I was appointed as Learning Support Coordinator (LSC) at HeadStart International School in August 2017. I grew up in Crewe in the north of England where I studied Popular Music and Community Arts at MMU Cheshire. I later lived, and studied in the wonderful city of Manchester for almost seven years. Whilst living there I qualified as a Secondary Music Teacher, visited the hallowed turf of Old Trafford many times and honed my skills as a bass guitarist. Being a musician in one of the music capitals of the world was a remarkable experience, and at times incredibly challenging. I developed a strong work ethic, creativity, and a great sense of resilience which I carry with me to this day. I have been teaching and coordinating the education of young people with Additional Educational Needs (AEN) for the past five years. For the three years prior to that I worked in several high achieving primary and secondary schools teaching music and facilitating community arts projects. I am confident that my knowledge of all sectors as well as my innovative approach to teaching and learning will support all students at HeadStart to flourish and fulfil their full potential. I believe that when one person teaches two people learn and I have learnt as much from my students as they have learnt from me. I am humbled everyday by their enthusiasm and knowledge, and being part of their educational journey is a great privilege. As I enter my third year at HeadStart I am excited about the expansion of my department which I have worked hard to develop during my time here. I will continue to build and maintain strong relationships with all members of the HeadStart community, and strive each day to support the school in its vision for the future.

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