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                             Our team for 2021/22                                        

Arun Court School consists of a team of competent, committed and experienced employees. Allow us to introduce them to you on this page. Some staff are part time but the staffing represents an equivalance of 9.5 - 10.5 full time staff (at times representing a ratio of almost 1:2) Each day in the front entrance the staff: student ratio along with the name of the designated SLT leader, the DSL and lead first aider is displayed for parent information 

Executive Senior Team 

Proprietor / Executive Head Teacher: Beverley-Sarah White

BA QTS (English specialism) NPQH Adv. Post graduate diplomas in psychotherapy, coaching & mentoring, life coaching, solution-focussed coaching, executive & leadership coaching.

 

Qualified teacher

all subjects to middle school, English to degree level.

Bev subject leads on English & science  

 

Qualified Leader 

Has mentored several new head teachers via NCSL. She herself has had 3 headships and is a director of two successful companies. Educational consultant for 15 years giving support with ASD, mental health in the curriculum, student behaviour & staff coaching models. Independent leadership and business coach. Other certifications as a family support worker, therapeutic coach & ASD specialist. Medition & mindfulness teacher, massage therapist. Workforce first aid. 

 

Role: To hold the ultimate responsibility for the strategic direction and achievement of the school. Proprietor responsibilities and legal liabilities. Also teaches year 11 English. Role is 'executive' as she is on site 3 days a week and holds other business / education responsibilities within the wider company and services, having delegated the daily operations to the Proprietor of School role. 

 

Associate Executive Head Teacher: James White 

Company DSL & Director of administration, commissioning, health & safety and compliance 

 

Associate (assistant) role as is not a qualified teacher. Education experience through leading apprenticeship programmes and young business coaching. Certified mindfulness coach and solutions focussed coach. Current business interests lie in construction investment and mental health support for men. Leads on commissioning across 2 companies and is responsible for health & safety at the school in collaboration with the EMAT member for H&S, Colin Brown. 

 

Is mainly involved with student voice, as is more connected to post 16 tuition services than Arun Court School, but carries out drumming workshops with AC students and accompanies on trips. Is the company DSL so is always on hand to support the school DSL team. 

 

James is the main link for Local Education Authorities. Work force First Aid & Trained in safeguarding to Ofqual level 3 & DSL. He is a qualified mental health and executive coach. 

Chair of External Advisory & Monitoring Board (EMAT) : Paul Phillips 

 

(This is a voluntary position with expenses renumeration)

 

Role: Leads the EMAT body (governing body alternative)

 

In his career, Paul has worked for several SEND specialist settings in a care and mental health capacity, including Grafham Grange and Apple Orchard. Whilst carrying out these positions he was also developing and running his own canine behaviour and psychology business. Paul owns and runs a dog care company and is a consultant on animal behaviour. He is one of the few canine behaviouralists working with the MOD and the Police. He also gives advice to schools and individuals on the training and use of therapy animals to support mental health. Paul in addition to his role within EMAT regularly supports our youth work including supporting work experience programs and helping students who are finding it difficult to engage with studies due to a need for mentoring support. 

Advisory Lead on safeguarding compliance & Governance Leadership support: Joanna Evans 

(This is a Freelance position)

 

Jo is an ofqual regulalted safegaurding trainer and educational consultant. she has had 3 headships. She regulalrly carries out safeguarding reviews across the UK and beyond. she has worked around the world on curriculum design and promoting quality EYFS provision. 

 

Daily Senior Leadership Team                                         

Vicki

Principal of school 

 

Qualified and experienced secondary teacher and school leader. Worked in leadership in large secodnary schools. Particular experience in drama, PE, PSHCE alson with experience of young people with eating disorder, anxiety needs and transgender / transneutral community members. Vicki regularly writes for the Times Educational Supplement. 

 

First Aider & Trained in safeguarding to Ofqual level 3 + DSL 

 

Responsible for the daily running of the school and the success of the school curriculum. Influences and supports the strategic direction. Also holds position of Lead DSL on site. Also teaches year 11 GCSE PE and leads on PSHCE

Hannah  

Associate Principal of School 

 

Registered holistic life coach, meditation teacher and massage therapist. Psychology degree studies. Qxbridge trained in leadership in context. Trained DSL. 

First Aider & Trained in safeguarding to Ofqual level 3 

 

Responsible for the daily running of the school and the success of SEND provision and therapeutic impact on learning. Influences and supports the strategic direction. Also holds the position of lead DSL on site.

 

Other Management Staff                                                 

Jessica 

P.A to the executive heads 

 

Jess is obviously heavily involved in adminstration, however she is also a high level performance swimming teacher and supports the school in this capacity as well as her managerial role. 

 

First Aider, Trained in safeguarding to Ofqual Level 3

 

 

Sharon 

Careers Teacher and daily management support

 

Sharon works for the R-OUT-Es program within Big Bear Bespoke Education and delivers careers teaching at Arun Court School one day a week. She sometimes acts as a daily manager to release the SLT for specific tasks.

 

First Aider & Trained in safeguarding to Ofqual level 3 

 

Dr Kim Seymour

(Freelance contractor) 

 

- covers Senior Leadership on site to release the SLT for training 

- delivers specialist support in medical matters and supports science days 

 

 

Trained in safegaurding to Ofqual level 2

Kim is a qualified and practising associate GP in the NHS

 

Additional Teaching Roles                                             

Chris 

Full time Holistic Teacher (Experienced, QTS)

Subject Leader: Maths 

 

 

 

First Aider & Trained in safeguarding to Ofqual level 3 

 

 

 

Maria 

Full time holistic teacher (Experienced, OTS)

 

Maria has specialist teacher status (secondary) for MFL and R.E in addition to her QTS. She worked for many years in a specialist ASD school prior to her appointment with us. 

 

First Aider & Trained in safeguarding to Ofqual level 3 

Ola 

Year 11 maths and science teacher (Experienced, QTS)

 

Ola has been head of mathematics at a large comprehensive school in Bromley. He joins us two days a week to support the teaching of year 11. 

 

Nickie 

Educator (unqualified teacher) & Senior Mental health support worker 

Currently completing a BA QTS 

 

A qualfied and experienced SEN HLTA, Nickie is currently almost at the end of her 4 year teaching degree. She is already a qualified massage therapist. 

 

She is our deputy Designated Safegaurding Lead at Arun Court School 

First Aider & Trained in safeguarding to Ofqual level 3 + DSL

Specialists (on contract)                                                  

Vanessa

Registered Psychotherapist 

 

Vanessa is qualified to Masters Degree Level in psychotherapy with a specialism in movement psychotherapy (dance based). Within her studies she covered aspects of all creative therapies such as drama, play and painting. She is in the process of gaining the clinical hours required for full chartered status. 

First Aider & Trained in safeguarding to Ofqual level 3 

Visiting Consultant Specialists (Freelancers)                 

Dr Vikki Petch 

Clinical Psychologist 

 

Highy regarded and experienced, Dr Petch is a chartered clincal psychologist with a specialism in working with teens. She is BACP registered. 

 

Occupational Therapist 

 

 

Speech & Language Therapist 

 

 

Contracted well-being and educational support combined in our own blended ethos 

Georgia  

Junior Mental Health support worker 

(Also carries out midday supervision)

 

Currently studying for her psychology degree Georgia is already a qualified registered Yoga teacher, meditation teacher and massage therapist.

 

Trained in safeguarding to Ofqual level 3 

 

Ali 

Junior Mental Health support worker 

 

Ali has experience working with young children in nursery settings and is a mum herself.

 

Trained in safeguarding to Ofqual level 3 

 

Lisa

Emotional Support worker 

(also carries out midday supervision)

 

Lisa is a qualified nutritionalist. She is an established member of staff and has led on nurture room interventions, as well as 1:1 support. 

 

 

First Aider & Trained in safeguarding to Ofqual level 3 

Meghan

Junior Mental Health & Education Support worker 

 

 

Meghan had a career in hospitality and is currently exploring new directions and voluntary work. She is helping with the younger students throughout the Easter and summer terms.

 

Hollie 

Junior Mental Health & Education Support worker 

 

Hollie will be starting a sociology degree at university in September. She is supporting during English lessons for year 11 throughout the Easter and summer term. 

 

Jo 

Receptionist and Midday Supervisor

 

 

 

Trained in safeguarding to Ofqual level 3 

Text the Proprietor Number (for proprietor level matters) and Bev will call you back 07368829835 

This is the website for Arun Court School. If you are looking for Big Bear Bespoke Education consultancy please go to

www.bigbearbespokeeducation.org 

SOURCES OF HELP

These services are not associated with us. We are not responsible for the quality of service they provide, we are recommending them based on the positive experiences of some young people known to us. By inclusion in this list nor are we suggesting that we are in any way affiliated with these servcies. 

ANXIETY UK - Support, online counselling, magazine, advice 

Text line: 07537416905

Info line: 03444775774

www.anxietyuk.org.uk  

www.autismeye.com 

 A magazine packed full of useful articles around not just ASD, but the mental health aspects associated with it - fascinating reading and lots of signalling to specialist support. 

YOUNG MINDS.

www.youngminds.org.uk

Website provides support for young people, professionals and parents. Young people who feel they are having a mental health crisis can get instant emergency support by texting YM to 85258

CAMPAIGN AGAINST LIVING MISERABLY (CALM)

depression and suicide prevention charity for men and young males. Very useful overnight support line 5pm to midnight.

0800 58 58 58 

OCD UK - advice, online counselling, support and magazine. Dedicated youth services. 

www.ocduk.org

03332127890

PAPYRUS - suicide prevention young people's hotline 0800 068 41 41

www.papyrus-org.uk 

An eating disorder support service - smaller than some of the bigger associations, but specifically aimed at young people.

01482 718130

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