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.

Senior Leadership Team

Principal – John Reilly

Vice Principal  (Senior) – Joe Shepherd

Vice Principal (Primary) – Anna Huzzey

Assistant Principal (Quality of Education) – Jack Lucas

Assistant Principal (Student  Support) – Mitch Peterswald


Explorers Class Teacher & Phase Leader – Ashton Myatt

Key Stage 1

Carrol Class Teacher – Abigail Pogson-Mills

Allen Class Teacher – Carole Finch

Wood Class Teacher – Lauren Girvan

Higher Level Teaching Assistant – Eloise Jeffrey

Key Stage 2

Tull Class Teacher & Phase Leader – Laura Corsan

Doyle Class Teacher – Naimee Tudge

Parks Class Teacher – Alison McArthur

Higher Level Teaching Assistant – Gaia Selva

Key Stage 3

Johnson Class Teacher – Ailis Beirne

Braille Class Teacher – Fadia Kabene

Gates Class Teacher – Mitch Peterswald & Jack Lucas

Wheatley Class Teacher & Phase Leader – Kate Samuels

Nazreen Class Teacher – Melissa Chami

Elizabeth Class Teacher – Charlotte Reddie

Turing Class Teacher – Gemma Peel-Boyce

Higher Level Teaching Assistant – Mickaela Taylor

Key Stage 4 (Sixth Form)

Class Teacher, Phase Leader & Outdoor Learning Lead – Kate Thompson

Class Teacher & PE Teacher – Nathan Barclay-Desaa

Higher Level Teaching Assistant – Natacha De Sousa-Santos

Support Staff

PA to the Principal and Office Manager – Tina McMenamin

Site Manager – Oscar Moreno-Torres




The progress my son has made is phenomenal, we couldn’t be happier.

We feel very lucky that he is in this school.

Parent February 2022

Latest News

London Youth Games

Elizabeth class had a great day at the London Youth Games – Adapted Inspire Festival. They took part in a range of sports sessions including dance, hockey and basketball. Everyone joined in and enjoyed the experience.

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Parent Workshop – PECs and Makaton

We hosted our first parental workshop of the academic year. It was great to see such high attendance and so many parents engaged in the PECs and Makaton session. For more information on our sessions visit 

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Thank you Dunelm Croydon

We are very grateful to Dunelm, Croydon branch for selecting our students to benefit from their ‘Delivering Joy’ Christmas campaign. The Christmas tree is now up in store, allowing customers the opportunity to spread the joy and donate gifts for …

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Dance Workshop

On Wednesday, Wood and Explorers Classes collaborated with Second Hand Dance (@2_ndhanddance) on their newest dance performance. They enjoyed interacting with the dancers, practicing their gross motor skills and lots of new experiences. We are excited to have them back …

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