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.
Nick Simpson – Regional Director
Nick has worked in SEN settings across the country for the past 10 years. He has experience in residential care as well as SEN schools. Nick is currently a Regional Director for the group and oversees a number of other successful schools across London and Anglia. In Nick’s previous role he was Headteacher of one of the groups ‘Outstanding’ schools in the Midlands.
Ciaran Walsh – Executive Headteacher
Previous to becoming Executive Head of the primary and secondary sites, Ciaran held the post of Head Teacher at Yiewsley Grange (primary). Prior to this, Ciaran held the post of Assistant Head teacher and Head of Key Stage 2, as well as a 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.
Michele Lentes – Head of Education
Michele has over twenty years’ experience in alternative education, mainstream and now special education. Previous to her appointment of Head of Education, Michele held the post of Deputy Head teacher at the secondary school. Michele has also held this post in another 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, of which she now leads in at the secondary site.
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.