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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/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

Lead Practitioner/SENDCo/MMH Coordinator Mary Jelen
Computing Shamima Islam
Art and Design Richard Freitas
Design Technology

Joanne Prothero

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History Marina De Stacpoole (Supply) No image

Catherine Till

PSCHE Georgia May (Supply) No image
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     Liza Hack 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

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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

Kevin Aryee (Apprentice)


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Joshua Hunter 1:1/PE

Shilan Ahmed Science/Lab Technician

Haajir Hecht (Apprentice) 1:1 No image
Yasmin Aly (Apprentice) Humanities

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Susan Jackson (Supply) 1:1 No image
Saliha Djebbar (Supply) 1:1 No image
Amalie Dixey Watson 1:1 No image
Jack Upton 1:1 no image
Debbie Watkins Y7 No image
Ethan Catchpole Medical & Mental Health HLTA No image

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 No image
Tanzila Ali (Apprentice) Transition No image
Kathleen Beecham (Apprentice) Transition No image
Chloe Ponciano (Apprentice) 1:1 No image
Nour Himaimou (Apprentice) 1:! No image

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    

Yvonne Pronk

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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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Speech and Language Therapist Olwen Morgen No image

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