Iain Watson

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Name: Iain Watson

School: Aspire Alternative Provision

Position held: Deputy Headteacher

SLE area of expertise: Behaviour & Attendance

Current responsibilities:

  • Strategic lead for behaviour
  • Strategic Lead for attendance
  • Line management for Art, Catering, Vocational curriculum and Humanities


Previous career history:

  • Working with Aspire since 2013
  • Independent Educational Consultant from 2013 to 2017 specialising in Behaviour, Attendance and Alternative provision. Working with schools and local authorities across Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire and Berkshire.
  • Strategic Lead for Inclusion and Early Intervention – Oxfordshire County Council 2009-2013 (Lead for Educational Psychology Service, Education Welfare Service, Behaviour Support Service, Elective Home Education Service, Children’s Centres (South of county), Early Intervention Hubs (South of county).
  • Deputy Headteacher/Lead for Outreach and Re-integration – Haybrook College, Slough. 2004-2008
  • Principal Education Welfare Officer, Slough 2001-2004
  • Social Worker – Slough, Bracknell, Reading, Wokingham for 10 years.


What you hope to achieve as an SLE:

To provide support, training and guidance to educational professionals in the field of behaviour management and inclusion.



Specific areas of expertise and how you might be able to help other schools:

Training on behaviour management, behaviour coaching, restorative practice, and the holistic understanding of the child/young person.