Addington Valley Academy is very pleased to welcome back our students after the recent closure due to Covid-19 restrictions. We would like to thank our parents and families for their understanding and support over the last week.

The Team

Principal, John Reilly leads a team of specialist teachers, specialist assistants, therapists and support staff to enable delivery of teaching and learning in the classroom of a broad and balanced curriculum appropriate to the developmental needs of children in relation to their age and phase of education. Each class will be managed by a class teacher, supported by one or two permanent teaching assistants depending on class dynamics.

Below is a list of the current team, it will be updated as more appointments are confirmed.

Role  Member of Staff 
Principal  John Reilly 
Senior Class Teacher  Joe Shepherd 
Class Teacher  Ashton Myatt 
Class Teacher  Shawn Williams 
Senior Teaching Assistant  Nike Byass 
Senior Teaching Assistant  Gaia Selva 
Senior Teaching Assistant  Ailis Beirne 
Teaching Assistant  Jolanta Jasiewicz 
Teaching Assistant  Natacha De Sousa Santos 
Teaching Assistant  Bev Chappelle 
Teaching Assistant  Samira Paraschiv 
Teaching Assistant  Luke Shorney 
Teaching Assistant  Jacqueline Bernard-Jones 
PA/Office Manager  Tina McMenamin 
Site Supervisor  Kevin Miles 

 

 

A new special school for the London Borough of Croydon

 

Latest News

What a great start to the term! 

It was a pleasure to greet parents and students as we opened our doors for the first day of school. Students were introduced to their teachers, settled in to their classrooms and our therapy dog, Major was on hand to …

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New school build is progressing well

Great construction progress has been made on the site of our new school in New Addington. Land has been excavated, piling has commenced and retaining walls have been built. Click here to see some visuals.

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Construction of our new school has commenced!

There has been an exciting development regarding the building of our new school in Field Way, New Addington. The construction has commenced, and the first foundations have been laid at the rear of the site. The construction company are using …

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Board of Governors Appointed

Addington Valley Academy has a Local Governing Body (LGB) which is given certain delegated responsibilities by the Orchard Hill College Academy Trust (OHCAT) Board of Directors through a Scheme of Delegation. Some of the LGB’s key responsibilities are: Setting the …

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