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Simon Birch

Simon has spent his career working in Special Education.

Ten years as Teacher in Charge of a Children’s Assessment Unit with the other twenty years in Residential School and Local Authority Special Schools.

Presently Deputy Head of Longford Park; an SEBD Primary and PRU in Trafford. The school was Pupil Premium School of The Year 2013 and shortlisted as Special School of The Year 2014.

Simon has worked as a consultant specialising on behaviour, presented at National and International Conferences and chaired at the School Leaders Forum at the 2014 Education Show.

"The day was superb, and although full of plenty of deep thinking, it also had a very relaxed and welcoming feel to it." - Dominic Wyse, Professor of Early Childhood and Primary Education
"Well done for the Festival. The sessions I attended were excellent!" - Andy Smart, Publishing Consultant, The Independent    
I found LFE a truly inspiring occasion. It had lively, stimulating and relaxing environment where all the participants were able to enjoy the enriching festival activities, at the same time adding to their knowledge the experiences of different aspects of education.- Kausar Ali, Teacher and Contributor
"...Both ourselves and our very passionate group of students so much valued being part of and contributing to such a superb and stimulating event...such a buzz and such a creative and thought provoking buzz seemed to be everywhere and we really felt the benefit." - Paul Morall, Chickenshed
"...the Festival was absolutely fantastic. It was lively, stimulating, imaginative and fun. My own regret is not being able to attend all the sessions. Congratulations. What an achievement." - Anne Nicholls, Communications and PR consultant, AN Communications