Colette has demonstrated a lifelong commitment to inclusion and diversity and was recognised by the UKs National College for Teaching and Leadership as a Specialist Leader in Education for SEN in 2016. This passion was first fostered supporting a disabled sister who experienced social and educational exclusion and it has underpinned her passion for inclusion and the right for every child and family to feel part of their local community.

Colette has worked within the Special Needs field for over 22 years and headed up provisions in both special schools and mainstream schools in the UK and for the last 5 years here in Dubai. She is delighted to be leading Inclusion across the whole school and ensuring that our youngest students have access to all the scaffolding and support they need to start their learning journey, whilst also equipping our oldest students with the tools they need for their final exams and their next steps.

Colette is passionate about lifelong learning, and in addition to her Masters in Education she has gained a number of additional postgratute certificates, including the UK National Award for SEN Co-cordination and Certificate in Psychometiric Assessment and Access Arrangements (CPT3A), and is committed to ensuring that the provision at DBSJP is based upon both best practice and most recent research in the field of equality and diversity.