Vranch House is a centre for the treatment of over 2,000 outpatients with physical difficulties, a provider of various therapies throughout Devon and an independent Day School in Exeter for children with significant physical difficulties.

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Last updated: 21/03/2023

Ian Norton

Ian Norton

Ian Norton, BEng(Hons), BPhil, QTVI

(Head of Education)

I graduated from Loughborough University in 2001 as a Civil Engineer and discovered that I enjoyed my voluntary work with children and young adults with SEN far more than my day job! I left engineering one Friday in March 2003 and started my education career as a Teaching Assistant the following Monday, before enrolling on the Cornwall SCITT teacher training course that September and I haven't looked back since. 

I started my teaching career as a Year 1 teacher at St Michael's Primary School in Reading, before moving onto Brookfields Special School (also in Reading), where I trained to become a Qualified Teacher of the Impaired (QTVI). Since then I have worked for Plymouth City Council as an Advisory Teacher for the Visually Impaired and have spent the last 5 years at the WESC Foundation in Exeter. During this time I have held various management roles including most recently that of Deputy Director of Education. I am delighted to be joining the management team at Vranch House where my office door will always be open, so I look forward to meeting you in the near future.