Board of Governors
The Board of Governors is responsible for the overall management of the school and ensuring that all statutory requirements are complied with. The Governors delegate to the Head Teacher the day to day organisation of the school discipline and any other matters.
Sophie Garner – Head of Service
Sophie has over 20 years’ experience in the specialist education sector and was Head Teacher of two independent day schools for pupils with complex needs and challenging behaviour. Prior to joining Outcomes First Group in September 2017, Sophie was Education Services Operations Manager for a large independent specialist education provider acting as Chair of Governors for a number of schools in the South of England.
Ciaran Walsh – Head Teacher Primary
Previous to becoming Head of primary, Ciaran was Assistant Head Teacher for six years at Yiewsley Grange. Prior to that he was Head of Key Stage 2 for two years as well as class teacher for six years. Currently, Ciaran is finishing his MA in Education & Technology at University College London with the research area being Assistive Technology for Children with Complex Communication Needs. Before commencing the MA, he completed the National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership in 2015 and will be undertaking the NPQH this year.
Richard McCabe – Head Teacher Secondary
Richard has been working in special education for 10 years, most recently taking a lead role setting up the secondary provision for a therapeutic school for pupils with social emotional and mental health needs, which was recently graded Outstanding by Ofsted (April 2018). Prior to this, he led inclusion and taught in a SEN provision for pupils with a range of needs. Richard has a degree in Psychology and is in the final year of a MA in Educational Leadership.
Grace Mullally – School Business Manager/Clerk
Grace has thirteen years’ experience of supporting children and young people with a diagnosis of Autism. She has worked at Hillingdon Manor School for the past eight years and has experience of working with students at both primary and secondary stages. During this time, Grace has supported pupils in Key Stage 3, 4 & 5 with future planning and preparing for their transition into their next phase and has established links within the local community to provide work related learning opportunities for pupils. Grace currently holds the post of School Business Manager within the school.
Michele Lentes – Deputy Head Teacher
Michele has over twenty years’ experience in alternative education, mainstream and now special education. Michele previously held the post of Deputy Head teacher in a school for pupils with Social, Emotional and Mental Health challenges. Michele is a qualified SENCO and has developed expertise and training in the area of safeguarding and child protection, a role she now supports the Headteacher with.
Sandra Stamos – Clinical Lead
Sandra has over 20 years of experience in working as a qualified psychologist with children, young people, adults and families. She has worked across a range of settings, including child protection and family assessment, youth offending and court work and in care settings with vulnerable adults with Autism, Learning Difficulties and other Mental Health and complex needs. Sandra is an experienced practitioner in counselling, forensic and psychological assessment and is passionate about her applied work with individuals and their families.
Jane Worsley – Managing Director
Jane has over 30 years’ experience working in health and social care. Starting her career as a Nurse then becoming a Midwife, Jane moved onto management roles in the residential care sector. Jane gained further qualifications through part time study throughout her career, including BA in Professional Studies, MBA and CIPD qualifications. In the last 10 years Jane has held the position of Deputy CEO of a large not for profit social care organisation working with both adults and children with very complex health and or social care needs. Prior to joining Outcomes First Group in March 2016, she was the Chief Operating Officer of Options Group.
Louise Tully-Middleton – External Governor
Louise has over 20 years of experience in the SEN sector and has worked in primary, secondary and further education provisions. Louise has extensive experience of supporting people with ASD and SEMH and her specialist area is developing and embedding strong leadership and management within education settings and children’s homes. Louise is passionate about pupils and staff achieving their full potential and streamlines her focus area around outcomes and the required steps to achieve these.
Tim Rogers – Head teacher Hillcrest Jubilee School – Challenge and Support Governor
Tim has been working in education for 17 years. He has been a Head teacher for 8 years and involved in senior leadership positions for 12 years. Since 2010 Tim has successfully transformed two independent special schools to an Ofsted grading of ‘Outstanding’, his most recent school was nominated as ‘Special school of the Year’ in the 2018 national Business Awards. Tim has lectured at Chichester University on a number of occasions on the topic of Special Education to International Head teachers and Government leaders from China and South Korea. Tim has also featured in national special education magazines writing articles on topics such as Looked After Children and effective outcomes for children with special needs.
Confirmed dates for next academic year Governors meeting:
Monday 3rd December 2018 1:00pm
Tuesday 2nd April 2019 1:00pm
Wednesday 3rd July 2019 1:00pm
You can contact the board via emailing [email protected]