Garry Freeman

Currently Director of Inclusion and SENCo at Guiseley School in Leeds, Garry has taught for 40 years in a number of high and special schools throughout Leeds and Bradford, as a member of Senior Leadership Teams, Head of History, Head of Humanities, Curriculum Support Co-ordinator and SENCo. He began his work in the field of SEND as Behaviour Support Coordinator, researching and evidencing causes of low-level and more complex in-class behaviours.


Garry is a skilled Whole-School SEND Reviewer and a National SEND System Leader for the London Leadership Strategy. He is an Associate Consultant for Nasen and Chair of their 0-11 Advisory Group. He is highly experienced in working on an individual school–to–school support basis, with multi-academy trusts and with local authorities and writes extensively for a range of educational publications.


The focus of Garry’s work is the effectiveness of SEND provision across all stages and settings. He specialises particularly in high-quality classroom practice, differentiation, the systemic development of school SEND support, and initial teacher training. He has recently worked with the DfE on effective websites and SEN Information Reports.


Ofsted described his practice at Guiseley School as “beyond outstanding……..inspirational!”

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