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 an 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 five years and 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 I aim to learn as much from the Headstart students as they do from me. As I enter my second year at HeadStart I am looking forward to improving the Learning Support Department which I worked hard to develop last year, and continuing to build strong relationships with pupils, staff and parents.