About our school

Who's who

Leadership team

Headteacher: Gail Weir           

Deputy Headteacher: Deniz Oguz 

Deputy Headteacher:  Charlotte Millward

Assistant Headteacher: Laura Keating

Schools Business Manager: Helene Bacchus

Site Manager: Simon Hall

Waverley@Bell Lane           

Rebecca Knight and Paula Hurrill

Support staff:   Adriana Albu, Dagmara Dowgird, Hadjilla Allouani, Charlotte Thomspon, Eleanor Hems, Jess Mackie, Julia MacAninch, Michelle Crooks,  Natalie Maynard, Jennie Tabor, Jade Walsh

Playleaders: Dionne Lawson

Admin: Sibel Remzi

Waverley@Honilands

Jade Rustean, Helena Sullivan, Maria Ingrao

Support staff: Chelsea Clarke Worroll,  Deirdre O’Regan, Feride Marqeshi, Olga Rojas Jimenez, Hannah Oswick,   Karen, Miles,  Joseph Roberts, Maria Nazerek, Monika Piotrowska, Nikki Dalton,  Sarah Webster, Safiyyah Dilmohamud, Stephanie Dempster, Victoria Allwright, Wendy Amos, Wendy Tuansaam 

Playleaders: Afua Acheampongaa

Admin and Care Coordinator: Sara Hassan

Waverley School – Main School

Bluebell   Primary 1                                               

Karolina Niementowska-Chrysostomou

Support Staff: Ayesha Geraghty,    Charmaine Leaback, Gunay Remzi, Cleo Chrissafi, Laura Barnfield, Sheldon Benson.

Poppy  

Sharon Ross

Support Staff:  Andrea Demetriou, Edona Ahmed, Minu Kavia, Hayley Reader,  Kirsty Protasiewicz, Shaneka Whiteley.

Daisy  

Sanem Salt

Support Staff: Beata Rutkowska, Danielle Leaback, Farzana Butt, Lucy Jenkins, Jodie Skeggs, Nazire Kuran

Primary 2                                         

Sunflower  

Nicki Kemp

Support Staff: Bernadette Palache, Karen Moss, Kelly Bamforth, Malgorzata Rodak, Michele Spence, Nadine Daybicharran, Renata Pazdzior, Tosh Ibrahim

Buttercup  

Ella Cove

Support Staff:  Graham Kingsbury, Kayleigh England, Latoya Haughton, Stephanie Laws, Lauren Saffrey, Karen Smith, Julie Webster

Rose  

Vicky Moore

Support Staff: Gemma O’Brien, Jo Hickman, Koulla Georgiou, Lesley Curtis, Nadine Daybicharran 

Secondary 3                                        

Willow   

Angela Burnett

Support Staff:   Alice Floyd, Ayesha Geraghty, Dawn Reynolds, Katie Norbury, Feven Kiflemariam, Nadine Daybicharran

Hawthorn

Laura Keating/Deborah Marshall

Support Staff:   Ayesha Siddiqa, Asma Moallim,  Fatma Eroglu, Jasmin Thompson, Karen Smith

Cherry

Teresa Assado

Support Staff:  Eleanor Bennett,  Lisa Jayne Turner, Lucy Jinks, Kate Philpott, Natalie Bluffield,  Rachel Winter,

Secondary 4                                       

Oak   

Lorraine Roberts

Support Staff:  Karen Atkins, Lorraine Howard,  Mandy Kempton,  Glen Warby, Emma Wheeler

Larch  

Jenny Buck

Support Staff: Alex Tryfonos, Barry Stewart, Eden Lai Kit,   Dee Scarlett, Eleanor Bennett, Lynn Osborn

Beech  

Tracy Walker/Deborah Marshall

Support Staff: Angela Lassetta, Ayse Belber, Nectaria Damaniou, Rosie France,  Rowena Thompson,

Redwood

Gary Smith

Support Staff:  Hayley Reader, Nashida Kawsar, Lisa Wall, Latoya Haughton, Lesley West, Lynne Miles, Raheem Crosbourne,

Playleaders

 Anuska Nowbuth, Guylene Laheye, Pauline Hull, Sue McLean Middleton,  Stella Stephens, Jeannie Webb

PPA Teacher cover:  Paula Heathman, Shelly Carter

Waverley Outreach: Lorraine Bennett

Non-class-based staff

Art Technician: Elvan Ismail

Care coordinator: Sara Hassan

Medical teaching assistant: Nelly Chamoun

Lifeguards: Rachel Winter, Kevin McElligott

Music Therapy: Jenny Small

Office Staff

Savita Sarjoo, Sheniz Gregory, Sibel Remzi Dulger, Kate Philpott

Medical Staff

School Nurse: Kathryn Chandler-Board, Angela Pearce, Desiree Kabia

Therapists

Speech and language:  Sofia Castiglione, Sophie Spicer, Enia Sofia Sa Ferreira Patricio

Physiotherapists: Effie Panagiotopoulou, Hannah Jefferson,  Anne Wheeler,  Sarah Lancaster, Anna Wojcik, Briony Edwards

Occupational Therapy: Irene Honrade, Daniella Fink

Non Teaching staff

Kitchen staff

Esther Hamilton, Angelina Amorosi, Jessica Sorleti, Claudette Souop

Premises

Chris Toolan, Simon Hall, Kevin McElligott

Weekend caretaker: Paul Davies

Norse Cleaners: Afua Acheampongmaa, Sandra Dixon,  Emelia Nyarko, Lorena Larrahondo, Memunatu Koroma, Callum Hassan,  Saida Tarabi, George Twumasi Ankrah

School Governors

Headteacher: Gail Weir

Chair of Governors: Lucille Balcombe

Vice-Chair: Michael Artermis

Parent Governor: Michael Artemis, Marcia Andrew,  Simone Barnett, Rupali Bhullar, Lukasz Borkowski

Co-opted: Martin Nield, Lucille Balcombe, Lorraine Roberts, Sibel Remzi Dulger,  Fiona Jackson

Staff Governor: Ayshe Behic

Local authority Governor: Nick Dines

Associate members: Helene Bacchus and Deniz Oguz

SEN expertise

SEN Expertise

All our Teachers are encouraged to further their SEN training with this training  our staff are able to provide training and courses for staff, Professionals and Parents;

  • Charlotte Millward; Manual handling
  • Deniz Oguz; Price
  • Gail Weir; DSL, Safeguard supervision, manual handling, PODD
  • Gary Smith; Transition, PE
  • Helena Sullivan; has a Masters in Multi-Sensory impairment
  • Jennie Tabor; Price
  • Jenny Buck; Price, CAPBS Positive Behaviour Support Coaches Programme
  • Kaja Niementowska Chrysostomou; Curriculum lead partway 2
  • Laura Keating; Safeguarding, Manual handling, curriculum lead partway 3
  • Lorraine Roberts; Halliwick, Manual handling, Cognition
  • Lorraine Bennett; Makaton, Outreach, PHSE, student, and volunteers
  • Nicki Kemp; Manual handling PODD, Supporting pupils with Retts syndrome
  • Sara Hassan; Manual handling
  • Sharon Ross; Curriculum lead partway 1
  • Tracy Walker, Nikki Dalton; Makaton

Other professionals

Physiotherapy

We have a team of physiotherapists who work with the majority of pupils. Programs are written by the therapists and shared with class teams and parents. The physiotherapists may offer a block of therapy to students which are linked to their Education Health and Care Plan. They advise on standers and walkers

Occupational therapy

We have a team of occupational therapists. They assess the students for seating to enable correct posture for learning. They support upper climb splinting.

Speech and language therapy

We have a speech therapist team who also work closely with staff developing effective communication systems for each student. They coordinate high-tech assessments for communications.

School nursing

The school nurse ensures the student’s health needs are met while they are at school. She writes care plans and trains staff to give non-oral feeds and guides staff in the management of a range of medical needs.

Dieticians

We have a team of specialist community pediatric dieticians who provide a service to the school; pre covid we offer multidisciplinary feeding clinics in the school for parents and carers.  In doing so we have integrated our service and worked closely with the speech and language therapist around aspects of swallowing problems and with the class teachers and the teaching assistants around updating feeding regimes and any feeding concerns raised.  They work closely with the parents and carers to ensure they are supported in a timely manner around their child’s feeding and feeding regimes.

Educational psychology

Our educational psychologist supports statutory assessment and writes reports for Education Health and Care Plans as needed.

Music Therapy

Our music therapist works 2 days supporting students in 1:1 or small group sessions.