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Staff & Governors

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All staff are involved in the process of Continuous Professional Development (CPD). This is carried out in many different ways including: school-based INSET days (five per year); school-based twilight sessions; lesson observations of good practice within the school and visits to observe good practice at other special and mainstream schools; attendance at day and residential courses locally, nationally and internationally.

In addition to whole-school initiatives, each individual member of staff is encouraged to develop their own expertise in specific areas related to individual pupil needs. The whole school focus this year has been on promoting and enhancing staff skills in the use of ICT; particularly the (relatively) new interactive whiteboards. This has had a demonstrable impact on teaching and learning in the classroom and is rapidly becoming an invaluable and integral tool for the effective delivery of the curriculum.

All staff continue to improve their knowledge and understanding in more specific areas, particularly in Autism- and Communication-associated difficulties.

Key Stage 3 and 4 staff have attended courses to facilitate the efficient delivery of a broad range of differentiated courses from ASDAN to GCSE Maths, English and Art. Specialist staff also have access to termly updates on the science of Applied Behaviour Analysis from Carole Roxburgh, M.Ed., M.A., BCBA Lead Consultant, Carbone Clinic.

With the increased number of staff and still greater commitment to staff development, it is not practical here to show a more detailed breakdown in terms of individual staff and areas. Hopefully, this gives a ‘flavour’ of what we strive to achieve and how that impacts on individual pupil achievement.

For more details, please contact the school.

Who’s Who?

Leadership Team

Mr Paul Smith – CEO of Treetops Learning Community

Senior Leadership Team

Headteacher – Treetops School Mr J Brewer
Deputy Headteacher Mr T Smith
Assistant Headteacher Mrs L Meek
Assistant Headteacher Mrs B Fry
Trust Business Manager & CFO Mrs S Slade
VB Manager Mrs J Flatt
Assistant Headteacher, Therapy Lead Mrs S Peaford-Smith

Middle Leaders

Primary Leader Mrs C O’Connor
MLD Key Stage 3 & 4 Leader Mrs T Clark
GROW Key Stage 3 & 4 Leader Mrs C Harland
VB Consultant/BCBA Mrs R Ritchie
Named Designated Safeguarding Lead Mrs T Carroll
HR Manager Mrs K Lambie
Trust Network Manager Mr R Boolaky
Assessment Lead Mrs K Groom
Vocational Assessment Leader and KS3 & KS4 Behaviour Lead Mr D Baitrum
Portage Manager Mrs Z Daniels
Site Manager Mr J Nilsen
Trust Finance Manager Mrs L Pearson
Therapy Team Miss Charli Owen
Therapy Team Miss AmyBoyden

Members of Treetops Learning Community

Alan Peaford
Corin Whymark
Kevin Brice
Gary Smith
Stephen Munday


Alan Peaford – Chair
Neil Woodbridge – Vice Chair
Paul Smith
Sandra Slade
Achenyo Ruth Ochuma
Colin Morgan
​David Landy

Iain Dickson
Kevin Brice
​Kameel Mohammed

​Correspondence for the Chair should be sent to the school address marked clearly for his attention

Click here for Trustees Register of Business Interests & Meeting Attendance
​Click here for Trustee Committee Structure

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