Deborah is a global educational leader, academic researcher, writer and influencer. Her specialist area is advanced cognitive performance – how to move school academic standards from good to great and at the same time provide an engaging experience for the student and prepare them for effective post school careers.
Deborah has held a variety of senior executive roles both globally and in UK as well as advising governments and educational foundations in UK, Hong Kong, South Africa, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, USA and Singapore. From 2010-2014 she was Education Director for Nord Anglia Education developing and implementing the educational approach underpinning the Company’s activities in its 31 premium international schools and running its central Education function. Prior to that she served as Director of the UK government’s innovative National Academy for Gifted and Talented Youth (NAGTY), based at the University of Warwick.
Professor Eyre is a Freeman of the Guild of Educators and has served on a number of national and international boards including the UK TDA (Training and Development Agency for teachers), NCSL (National College for School Leadership), WCGTC (World Council for Gifted and Talented Children), Council for British International Schools (COBIS) and Centre for Talented Youth Ireland (CTYI). A widely published author, Able Children in Ordinary Schools (1997) is a seminal text still in publication.
Her most recent policy publication was Room at the Top (Policy Exchange, 2010) and a new book for teachers on High Performance Learning: How to Become a World Class School.
NACE approved book packs for confident readers:
Ebooks as a teacher's tool to improve reading and literacy:
Examples of schools using RM Books to stretch students: