About our school

Who's who

Leadership team

Headteacher: Gail Weir           Deputy Headteacher: Deniz Oguz  Assistant Headteacher:  Charlotte Millward

Schools Business Manager: Helene Bacchus

Site Manager: Simon Hall

Waverley@Bell Lane           

Rebecca Knight and Paula Hurrill

Support staff:   Adriana Albu, Hadjilla Allouani, Michelle Crooks, Jess Mackie, Eleanor Hems, Grace Curran, Natalie Maynard,  Maria Nazarek, Gemma Shah, Jennie Tabor, Jade Walsh

Playleaders: Dionne Lawson

Admin: Sibel Remzi

Waverley@Honilands

Jade Rustean, Helena Sullivan, Maria Ingrao

Support staff: Wendy Amos, Chelsea Clarke Worroll,  Nikki Dalton, Nectaria Damaniou, Safiyyah Dilmohamud, Stephanie Dempster, Latoya Haughton, Julia MacAninch,  Karen, Miles, Feride Marqeshi, Olga Rojas Jimenez, Hannah Oswick,  Louise Pratt, Renata Pazdzior, Joseph Roberts, Sarah Webster

Playleaders: Afua Acheampongaa

Admin and Care Coordinator: Sara Hassan

Waverley School – Main School

Bluebell   Primary 1                                               

Karolina Niementowska-Chrysostomou

Support Staff: Victoria Allwright, Nazire Kuran, Kelly Bamforth, Laura Barnfield, Charmaine Leaback

Poppy  

Sharon Ross

Support Staff: Ayshe Behic, Andrea Demetriou, Minu Kavia, Hayley Reader, Gunay Remzi, Kirsty Protasiewicz

Daisy  

Sanem Salt

Support Staff: Farzana Butt, Lucy Jenkins,  Beata Rutkowska, Wendy Tuansaam, Rachel Winter

Primary 2                                         

Sunflower  

Nicki Kemp

Support Staff: Karen Moss, Jodie Skeggs, Michele Spence, Nadine Daybicharran, Feven Kiflemariam

Buttercup  

Ella Cove

Support Staff: Sheldon Benson, Graham Kingsbury, Stephanie Laws, Lauren Saffrey, Karen Smith

Rose  

Vicky Moore

Support Staff: Nikolett Benke, Lesley Curtis, Koulla Georgiou,  Jo Hickman,  Gemma O’Brien, Angela Sterlini

Secondary 3                                        

Willow   

Tracy Walker and Angela Burnett

Support Staff:  Bernadette Palache, Rowena Thompson, Katie Norbury, Dawn Reynolds, Lisa Jayne Turner

Hawthorn

Laura Keating

Support Staff:  Dawn Reynolds, Danielle Leaback,  Ayesha Siddiqa, Asma Moallim,  Tosh Ibrahim, Julie Webster

Ash  

Teresa Assado

Support Staff:  Natalie Bluffield, Alice Floyd, Shafinaz Jiagoo, Lucy Jinks, Kate Philpott

Secondary 4                                       

Oak   

Lorraine Roberts

Support Staff:  Karen Atkins,  Raheem Crosbourne, Mandy Kempton,  Jasmin Thompson, Glen Warby, Emma Wheeler

Larch  

Jenny Buck

Support Staff:  Eden Lai Kit,  Lynn Osborn,  Dee Scarlett, Barry Stewart, Alex Tryfonos, Emma Wheeler

Beech  

Glenda Aygemang Konadu

Support Staff: Cleo Chrissafi, Claudia Kabir, Lorraine Howard, Angela Lassetta, Lynne Miles

Redwood

Gary Smith

Support Staff: Karen Atkins, Ayse Belber, Rosie France, Nashida Kawsar, Lisa Wall, Lesley West

Playleaders

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

PPA Teacher cover:  Paula Heathman, Angela Burnett

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

Sheniz Gregory, Sibel Remzi Dulger, Kate Philpott

Medical Staff

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

Therapists

Speech and language:  Sofia Castiglione, Sophia Ostroff, Enia Sofia Sa Ferreira Patricio

Physiotherapists: Ilektra Geronta, Hannah Jefferson,  Anne Wheeler,  Sarah Lancaster, Anna Wojcik, Briony Edwards

Occupational Therapy: Irene Honrade

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.