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Teaching Staff

Teaching Staff

Nicki Dann B.A. (Hons), PGCE – Executive Head Teacher / Proprietor
Nicki can be contacted via the main school number

Diploma in Managing Aggression, Diploma in Understanding Autism. Dyslexia Awareness. Twenty-two years teaching experience, Fifteen years experience of teaching children on the Autistic Spectrum and Emotional Behavioural and Social Difficulties. Eighteen years teaching and working with looked after children in residential care homes and in a school environment.


Caroline Belchem BA (Hons), PGCE – Head Teacher

Twenty years’ experience in Special Educational Needs including those with ASC. Managed a large facility in a mainstream school for many years which catered for a range of ages and needs. Designated School Child Protection Officer. SENCO / Head of Pastoral Care / LAC Liaison / Home Intervention / Behaviour Mentoring / English Lead.


Headstart Teaching Staff

We also have a team of over 40 qualified and experienced teachers, vocational trainers and support staff providing outstanding teaching and support across all areas of the school. These are highly skilled practitioners in the field of ASC and complex needs.



For general enquiries please contact reception and speak to the administrative team.
For main school, press option 1, for post 16 press option 2.


Mrs Caroline Belchem
Head Teacher and SENCO

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Degree in English Education Studies Post Graduate Certificate in Education Current Studies: National Award for SEN Co-ordination (Masters accredited)


Ms Jane Syred,

Consultant and Chair of Governing Advisory Board. Jane can be contacted via the main school number.


Mr Alex Humphrey,Assistant Head


Mr Mike Parsons, Assistant Head 

PGCE Primary Education Current Studies: Middle Leadership and Makaton