Our teachers are a dedicated, skilled group of staff with acknowledged expertise and qualifications in the education of children with special needs. Our teaching staff are supported by a variety of other staff during the school day. This includes our speech and language therapist and, for one day a week, an Occupational Therapist. Classes benefit from high staffing ratios.
Our support staff are made up of Higher Level Teaching Assistants, cover supervisors and teaching assistants. Their role is to support the learning, and care of pupils within classes.
The school has a business manager and administrative staff who deal with the financial and administrative duties within the school.
We are committed to staff continuing with their professional development and learning. We ensure that all staff have access to relevant training to meet both their own personal and professional development needs and to facilitate the development of the school in line with strategic priorities.
Our School Leadership Team
Karen Lewis - Headteacher
Kerry Lantsbery - Deputy Headteacher oversees Secondary and is our lead for Quality of Education
Nikki Kennedy - Deputy Headteacher oversees Primary and Secondary Woodland department, she also leads on Behaviour and Attitudes
Nicola Holland - Assistant Headteacher, Online Safety Lead
Rachel Calandro - Head of 6th Form, also our Preparation for Adulthood Lead
Tracey Carter - School Business Manager
Paul Wheeler - Student Support Lead, Senior DSL
EYFS - Duckling Class - Riverbank
K1-K2 - Cygnets, Kingfishers, Frogs and Otters - Riverbank
Hedgehog, Squirrel, Hare, Deer and Fox - Meadow
KS3 - Red Kites, Robins, Woodpeckers, Owls and Kestrels - Forest
Willow, Maple and Cedar - Woodland
KS4 - Everest, Mont Blanc, K2, Kilimanjaro - Mountain
Aspen and Hazel - Woodland
Post 16 - 6th Form
3 tutor groups (includes Oak class)