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Ivor de Sousa

Ivor has worked successfully in the education sector for 25 years in a diverse range of roles including: 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.

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.

As a senior leader, Ivor worked as designated safeguarding lead in 3 separate schools over a 12-year period and delivered Local Authority safeguarding training for numerous schools across East Anglia, receiving highly positive feedback.

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 with school leaders across East Anglia to develop their leadership practice utilising coaching and mentoring approaches and has conducted intervention programmes for Year 5 and 6 pupils in schools in Suffolk.

Professional qualifications

Certificate in Executive Coaching and Mentoring (ILM Level 7), currently undertaking

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)