Byron Stuut is the principal of Adelaide North Special School (the largest in South Australia) located in the northern suburbs. Byron is a passionate leader driven to improve the lives of students living with disability through rigorous education and expertise in teaching practice.
The school strives to support students with intellectual and physical disabilities to independently manage aspects of their lives by: confidently using at least one form of communication; making choices; persevering and extending their learning; and actively engaging in physical and social development.
The current President of the South Australian Special Education Principals and Leaders Association (SA SEPLA), Byron is dedicated to establishing a consistent approach of evidence-based learning across SA specialised settings. Byron has been a member of SA SEPLA since 2012 and became an executive member in 2015.
Byron's teaching history includes working with students requiring specialised support in both London and Australia. In London he worked in behaviour-focused schools supporting teenagers to successfully complete high school and move into employment or further education options. He also worked for the charity Shaftesbury Young People as an Education Officer helping children who were either homeless or in residential care access find appropriate education pathways through advocating within an holistic service support.
He is involved in numerous stakeholder groups at state office level to support and be a voice for evidence-based change.