Summer Conference 2016 > Debbie Gerring

The journey from ‘requires improvement’ to ‘outstanding’, Debbie Gerring.

Debbie Gerring is now the Headteacher of St Martins School in Derby. An ‘outstanding’ special school with 143 students on roll. Students are aged 11-19 years old and have moderate or severe learning difficulties. Additional complex needs such as ASD, attachment disorder, speech and language disorders and social and emotional processing difficulties are additional barriers to learning for the students. Debbie was previously Headteacher at Bennerley Fields School where she led the school from special measures to ‘outstanding’ in just over 3 years. Putting students, families, Governors and the wider school community at the heart of decision making and developments at Bennerley Fields was central to the change process. Debbie will speak, together with Governors and students, about this journey – relating lessons learned to her new position at St Martins and exploring common threads for success.

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