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.
Graham Baker – CEO Chair
Graham has over 25 years’ experience in the special education and healthcare sectors, having worked with a number of significant operators as well as setting up and running his own business. Graham is responsible for driving the strategic direction of the company ensuring steady and sustainable growth, whilst maintaining the quality of service delivered. Prior to joining Outcomes First Group in March 2016, Graham was CEO of care provider Options and was central to a number of significant financial and operational achievements.
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.
Jackie Kay – HR Manager and Experienced School Governor
Jackie is a qualified HR professional and has spent 30 years in HR Management, working for a variety of blue chip companies. Her previous experience includes working as the HR lead for a large provider for SEN Education and Children’s homes across the UK. Jackie has also sat on the Parent/Governors Board for another school for which she became the Chair.
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.
Billy Smallwood – Head of Clinical Services
Billy is a Group Analyst and member of the Institute of Group Analysis. She has over 25 years’ experience working within residential, educational and outpatient services for both children and adults and within both the NHS and the independent sector. She has had extensive management experience having held Senior Manager and Managing Director roles within internationally renowned organisations.
Grace Mullally – School Business Manager/Clerk
Grace has twelve 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.
Louise Tully-Middleton – Interim Head Teacher
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.