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Woodlane High School has a dedicated team of specialist staff who hold appropriate qualifications relevant to their roles. Many have years of experience teaching or supporting within an SEND environment and are eager to work with the pupils and the range of needs within the school. All staff, regardless of role have completed an enhanced DBS check, have an understanding of safeguarding and are eligible to work within Woodlane. Safer recruitment processes ensure this information is verified prior to appointment. 

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/DSL Claire Maynard
Deputy Head Tim Heapy
Deputy Head (KS3)/DSL Robert Morgan
Assistant Head (KS4)      Stephanie Corless
School Business Manager    Brigid Simmons

Teaching Staff

Department Name  
Lead Practitioner/SENDCo/MMH Coordinator/History Mary Jelen
Lead Practitioner/EHCP Coordinator/Intervention Teacher Jenny Jermain
English/Literacy Nadia Martin

Maths/Numeracy Sameer Patel

Mairead Ulamoleka

Computing Shamima Islam
Art and Design Richard Freitas
Design Technology

Joanne Prothero








Nurture Teacher Emma Davey









Catherine Till

PSCHE Emma Cullen









RE/Geography/Vocational Studies Sylwia Wieliczko
PE/Parent Partnership Leader Vacancy (Currently Supply)







Transition Leader Georgia May








Non-Teaching Team

Admin and Finance

Department Name  
School Business Manager     Brigid Simmons    

Administration Officer     Liza Hack








Receptionist/Administration Assistant

Tina Miller

Exams Officer      Richard Freitas

Premises Staff

Name Department  
Daniel Busby Site & Facilities Manager







Senior Teaching Assistant  

Sarah Blino Senior TA


Teaching Assistants

Name Subject Specialism  
Peter Opiyo Lamolony

HLTA/Cover Supervisor








Gregory Wilgosh

HLTA/Cover Supervisor/EHCPs


Chloe Ponciano HLTA/MMH






Lucy Farrell HLTA/MMH







Meriel Carmona French/Spanish
Lexy Reid DT/Food








Lauren Summers (Appentice) Computing 








Lauren Lawman (Apprentice) Art








Vacancy Humanities








Juwairiyyah Uddin (Apprentice)








Joshua Hunter Transition/PE

Shilan Ahmed Science/Lab Technician

Naija Santiago Nurture







Debbie Watkins PSCHE







Susan Jackson 1:1







Haajir Hecht (Apprentice) 1:1







Amanda Smith  1:1






Amy Worthington 1:1







Molly O'Donnell 1:1







Natalia Ciesislska 1:1







Saliha Belarbaoui Djebbar 1:1






Tanzila Ali (Apprentice)








Amalie Dixey Watson 1:1







Kevin Ayree 1:1







Jack Upton 1:1








Tracey Tuitt

1:1 /Drawing and Talking

Harry Ryan 1:1








Linda Ivens 1:1

Radhya Rashid (Apprentice) 1:1








Kathleen Beechman 1:1







Support Agency Partnership

Department Name  
Occupational Therapist    








Physiotherapist    Rebecca Smith







School Nurse   Marie Thomas







RESPOND Therapist Lead

Elizabeth Thomas








MIND Therapist Lead

Taylor Smart







Lead Speech and Language Therapist (maternity leave)

Anna Carey

Speech and Language Therapist Lillie







Therapy Dogs - Volunteers

Day Name  
Visits on Monday and Thursday Otis

Visits on Monday and Tuesday Pandora




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

The SENDCO has the following responsibilities:

  • Medical and Medical Health Leader
  • 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