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Deborah Wafer

Deborah Wafer

Head of Student Support

MEd Bristol University & Open University

PGCE NASENCO Wolverhampton University

NPQSL National Collect for Teaching and Leadership

PGCE Autism Bristol University

PGCE Child Development Open University

PGCE Managing Challenging Behaviour Open University

BScQTS (Hons) First Class Bath Spa University

Deborah started her teaching career in 1996 after a career in banking and staff development. Her first post was in Merseyside, UK, in a large primary school. After several teaching roles she specialised in Special Educational Needs and previously worked for a UK Local Education Authority and held a dual role supporting a primary and secondary school in Germany. With extensive teaching experience and a range of experience of leading inclusion across age groups in Germany and Malaysia, Deborah has sought a return to Europe. 

Deborah joined NAE in Malaysia in 2017 before moving to BISB as Head of Student Support Services in 2020.  She has taken full advantage of the opportunities offered through Nord Anglia University and through the collaboration with partner schools including attending network events to share good practice.  

Deborah is passionate about inclusion and about how the small changes and reasonable adjustments can make a significant difference in the learning experiences of students. Inclusion is not about expecting the student to adapt to the teaching and learning in the classroom but about personalising teaching and learning to help the student to access the curriculum. Nord Anglia Education is an organisation that encourages all students to be ambitious and to aspire and achieve. 

Deborah is an active member of Rotary International, raising funds and offering time to give back to the local communities in which she has lived.  Projects have included autism workshops for parents and educators, school bag donations, helping to build an edible garden for a local school and fundraising for children living in poverty.