Debbie Shirley is passionate about inclusion and equality within schools and educational settings. She believes all children should receive the support, guidance and curriculum that they need to succeed.
Debbie has a successful background in leading schools with high SEND and within challenging situations. From her experience she believes ensuring all children are supported alongside each other, creates a rich and diverse community where everyone can thrive.
Debbie has worked in Hertfordshire schools for 25 years and has a strong understanding of the challenges that leaders face as well as how a great staffing team can deliver high quality provision.
She currently works alongside aspiring leaders as part of the NPQH programme and understands wholeheartedly how demanding the role is currently as well as how hard leaders work to overcome local and national challenges.
Debbie’s most recent Primary School has held IQM Flagship Status for 4 years.