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Woodlane has a dedicated team of specialist staff. All staff are supported to enable pupils, this is done by ongoing training, monitoring and guidance. View current staff through the areas of responsibility below.

School Leadership Team

Role Name  
Headteacher/Child Protection Officer  (maternity leave)   Claire Maynard
Interim Head/ Child Protection Officer  Tim Heapy
Deputy Head (KS3)    Robert Morgan
Assistant Head (KS4)      Stephanie Corless  
School Business Manager    Brigid Simmons

Teaching Staff

Department Name  
English/Literacy Jenny Jermain
Maths/Numeracy Sameer Patel

Mairead Ulamoleka

Computing Shamima Islam
Art and Design Richard Freitas
Design Technology



History Paul Preston (Supply)  

Catherine Till

PSCHE Georgia May (Supply)  
RE/Geography/Vocational Studies Sylwia Wieliczko
Transition Leader/PE Paul Best
Transition Katie Roberts

Lead Practitioner/EHCP Coordinator/Intervention Teacher

Bromwyn Kuotola

Nurture Teacher

Emma Davey

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Non-Teaching Team

Admin and Finance

Department Name  
School Business Manager     Brigid Simmons    

Administration Officer     Karen Simmons No image
Receptionist/ Admin Assistant

Tina Miller


Exams Officer      Richard Freitas

Premises Staff

Name Department  
Daniel Busby Site & Facilities Manager No image

Senior Teaching Assistant  

Nadia Martin Senior TA

Teaching Assistants

Name Subject Specialism  
James Rattenbury

HLTA/Cover Supervisor/DT-Science

Kristen Emanuel

HLTA/Cover Supervisor/EHCPs

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Meriel Carmona French
Sarah Blinco/Ethan Catchpole DT/History

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Charlene De Alwis (Apprentice) Computing 

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Linda Ivens 1:1/Intervention

Amanda Smith PSCHE

Leila Latreche (Apprentice)


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Joshua Hunter 1:1/PE

Shilan Ahmed Science/Lab Technician

Haajir Hecht (Apprentice) 1:1  
Yasmin Aly (Apprentice) Humanities

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Susan Jackson (Supply) 1:1  
Saliha Djebbar (Supply) 1:1  
Amalie Dixey Watson 1:1  
Selina Ahmed 1:1  
Ethan Catchpole Medical & Mental Health HLTA  

Sarah Blinco

Medical & Mental Health HLTA

Molly O'Donnell


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Gregory Wilgosh

1:1/Travel Trainer

Chloe Peacock 1:1/Music

Peter Lamolony (Apprentice) Maths

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Radhya Ferdousi  (Apprentice) Art

Tanzila Ali (Apprentice) Transition  
Kathleen Beecham (Apprentice) Transition  
Chloe Ponciano (Apprentice) 1:1  
Nour Himaimou (Apprentice) 1:!  

Tracey Tuitt

1:1 /Drawing and Talking

Lucy Farrell 1:1

Natalia Ciesielska (Apprentice) 1:1

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Tasnim Choudhury (Apprentice) 1:1

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Support Agency Partnership

Department Name  
Occupational Therapist    

Stephanie Corcione




Occupational Therapist Matt Dawes No image
Physiotherapist    Rebecca Smith

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School Nurse   Marie Thomas

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RESPOND Therapist Lead

Elizabeth Thomas

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MIND Therapist Lead

Taylor Smart

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Travel Trainer   Gregory Wilgosh

Lead Speech and Language Therapist (maternity leave)

Anna Carey

Speech and Language Therapist Sarah Seresin

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Therapy Dogs - Volunteers

Day Name  
Visits on Monday and Thursday Otis

Visits on Monday and Tuesday (maternity leave)   Pandora




Our Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Co-ordinator (SENCO), holds a Masters in Autism Spectrum Disorder.

The SENDCO has the following responsibilities:

  • Co-ordination of additional pupil support (higher need e.g. ASD, PD etc.)
  • Staff training and INSET
  • External support/training
  • Support with EHCPs
  • Newsletters and advice to parents
Role Name  
SENDCO   Mary-Louise Jelen