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School Staff

Senior Management Team

Deirdre Pearson Chief Executive

Jo Reiling Head of Development (Deputy Chief Executive)

Christine Smiles Head Teacher

Gavin Jackson  Assistant Head & SENDco


Teaching Team Green Zone 

Claire Jackson

Stephen Hughes 

Ron Brown

Sam Dowling 

Teaching Team Yellow, Orange & Blue Zone

Natasha Proud 

Victoria Jackson 

Abigail Jack 

Jack Appleby

Higher Level Teaching Assistants

Kayleigh Harkness (Blue Zone) 

Rebecca Cook (Orange Zone)

Care Team (Pastoral)

Karen Cowans Family Liaison Coordinator

Lenny Lansbury Care Team Manager & Careers Lead

Ross Stead Care/LSA

Kate Lamb Care/LSA

Ian Walton Thrive Practitioner/Care/LSA

Owen Hughes Thrive Practitioner/Care/LSA

Learning Support Assistants 

Lynda Dixon (Green Zone)

Imogen Melton (Green Zone)

Kate Gallimore (Green Zone)

Ruth McCann (Green Zone)

Chris Thurston (Green Zone)

Ola Afolabi (Green Zone)

Sophie Rowntree (Orange Zone)

Darren Palmer (Yellow Zone)

Rebecca Reeve (Yellow Zone)

Charlotte Bruce (Blue Zone)

Charleigh McDonnell (Orange Zone)

Danielle Wilson (Blue Zone)

Steph Green (Blue Zone) 

Gemma Blackman (Blue Zone) 

Jessica Smith (Blue Zone)

Other Staff Teams

We also have several teams of employees who provide administrative, domestic, food production, HR and maintenance services to the whole Charity.

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