The GFM is an internationally facing organisation which benefits from many opportunities to share expertise and knowledge with partner schools across the globe.
Deanne Coombs, GFM secondary phase lead for SEN, was the guest speaker at an event held in Latvia last weekend. She shared her expertise on supporting students with SEN at an international teachers’ conference and held a seminar on how an understanding of brain development can help us support students with individual needs as well as a talk on how to support students with SEN in an inclusive classroom.
She also discussed professional development with staff at four schools in the capital of Riga and chatted to students hoping to apply to universities in the UK and across Europe.
Deanne said: “The GFM is an internationally facing organisation which benefits from many opportunities to share expertise and knowledge with partner schools across the globe.
It was incredibly beneficial to meet teachers from a different culture who share both a passion for supporting young people and a desire to improve professional standards; and it was particularly enlightening spending time at the four schools where I met some incredibly enthusiastic teachers and engaging students.”