Deborah Buck - Acting Head of Learning and Teaching

Deborah Buck has worked in Education for the last 18 years and has had a range of roles within the Early Years sector. Deborah was offered a position managing a failing pre-school, which received a good judgement from OFSTED within 12 months. She was the appointed to a role as part of the Early Years Advisory Team with Wiltshire Local Education Authority, carrying out this role for almost six years supporting and advising early years settings on inclusive practice. Part of this role was to coordinate services for children and families who were vulnerable to underachieving. This role also meant that close working relationships were created with other agencies and particularly Social Care. Deborah then moved into her teaching career as a Programme Leader at Wiltshire College, teaching across levels 1-4 in Health and Social care and Childcare Qualifications. Here at Norland College Deborah is the Programme Leader for the Norland Diploma. Deborah has an Honours Degree in Early Years Education and holds Early Years Professional Status and a PGCE. She is currently studying for a Masters Degree in Higher Education. Deborah is External Examiner for Plymouth University.

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