Gesher’s Headteacher, since opening, is Gianna Colizza – a specialist leader of Education in SEN and Autism. Gianna has worked extensively with children with special needs and their families. She has sat on many government panels in support of SEN, been a parent advocate, and has travelled Europe for the British Council to look at best practice in specialist settings. She is regarded as, “the best Headteacher of any special primary school in the UK”, that Professor Simon Baron Cohen feels he has met. Within the first year Gesher was graded as “Outstanding” in all areas under her leadership.