Maggie Carey, Head of Education

I joined Eagle House earlier and am now Head of Education. I began my career in mainstream but very quickly moved into Special Needs teaching as the co-ordinator of an SEN unit in a mainstream school. Over the years I have taught English as a specialist subject and have also taught and coordinated different curriculum areas, however my main area of interest has always been SEN and in particular ASD. I feel very passionately about the need for excellent schools which ensure that all autistic young people have access to an education that gives them enriching experiences on a day to day basis but that also prepares and inspires them for their future. I believe that all our children should have a curriculum that allows them to develop in every way, including academically, creatively and through gaining skills which enable them to live the lives they aspire to.

I have Masters level qualifications in English and also SEN, and have been both Assistant Principal in a large SEN school and Deputy Head and site lead in a large group of SEN schools.