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Ivor de Sousa

Ivor is passionate about developing others and empowering them to achieve their goals. He has extensive experience in leadership development; effectively utilising coaching, mentoring and training to enable middle and senior leaders to develop and achieve success across a range of settings.  Ivor was recognised by Ofsted as providing inspirational and outstanding leadership as a headteacher ensuring that the whole school worked together effectively as a team.

Ivor has worked successfully in the education sector for over 25 years in a diverse range of roles including: Executive and Leadership Coach, Headteacher, Educational Psychologist, Assistant Headteacher, SEN Co-ordinator, Science Leader and Class Teacher. He has worked in primary, middle and secondary schools, catering for the needs of children aged from 3 to 16 years.

As a headteacher, educational psychologist and SEN Co-ordinator, Ivor has worked with children, families and professionals from a range of agencies to develop provision to successfully enable young people to overcome barriers to their learning. In addition, he has developed and led training on a range of social, emotional, behavioural and learning needs.

Most recently Ivor has been working extensively with school leaders and educational professionals across the country to enhance their leadership skills, educational practice and well-being, utilising coaching and mentoring approaches to successfully achieve this.

Professional qualifications

EMCC Senior Practitioner Accredited Coach

Certificate in Executive Coaching and Mentoring (ILM Level 7)

National Professional Qualification for Headteachers (NPQH)

MSc Educational Psychology (University of Southampton)

MA Education: Special Educational Needs (Anglia Polytechnic University, now Anglia Ruskin University)

Post Graduate Certificate in Education (University of Liverpool)

MSc Experimental Psychology (University of Sussex)

BSc Biological Sciences (University of Wales, Aberystwyth)