During the imposed lockdown, school will remain open for vulnerable and key workers’ children.

Please contact khayward@linksec.org.uk with any queries.

The Team

We are a small school and have a comprehensive team to meet the diverse needs and well-being of our students. Therapy is at the core of our school and is what makes the Link a special school for our students and parents. Our therapists work in close partnership with the teaching and support staff and parents.

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The Team

Sandy TurnerExecutive PrincipalSenior Leadership Team
Amanda GriffithsDeputy Head, Pastoral Care and SafeguardingSenior Leadership Team
Hannah WallworkDeputy Head, Teaching, Learning and Assessment Senior Leadership Team
Mandy MansonSENCO
Kinga Hajnal-OliverArt Teacher, Tomlin Class Tutor and Head of Extra-Curricular Learning
Sian JonesEnglish Teacher and Wood Class Tutor (KS4)
Emily CruttendenMaths Teacher
Murray KingPE Teacher and Fuller Class Tutor (KS3)
Lynn ShahScience Teacher and Johnson Class Tutor (6th Form)
Jo SunderlandHumanities Teacher, PSHE Lead and Weir Class Tutor (KS4)
Karen LambertFood Tech and DT Teacher and Rowsell Class Tutor (KS4)
Jasmine CardowYates Class Teacher (KS3)
Claire EnglandSpeech and Language Therapist
Alison HilliardSpeech and Language Therapist
Charlotte NormanSpeech and Language Therapist
Charlotte YeungSpeech and Language Therapist
Jo DavisOccupational Therapist, Head of Access
Katja MoisioOccupational Therapist
Sarah Emberson
Susanne French
Maria Carberry
Pauline Huthwaite
Lilian Chow
Patricia Conneely
Susan McFadden
Asha Reece
Katie Richardson
Tremayne Yarde
Shaunette Marshall
Support Staff
Karen HaywardPA to Principal/Office Manager
Natalie SmithAdministration Assistant
Graham HarrisSite Manager
Debbie ThorpeLunch Time Supervisor
Caroline Tracey Lunch Time Supervisor

There is a lovely feeling at school, it is always very positive, warm and welcoming – Parent Survey 2018


Latest News

Thank you from The Link Association

Dear families, friends and staff, Thank you all for getting behind our fundraising events to date. We really do appreciate it and are determined to provide as much funds as we can towards the Schools’ Playground Projects with a little …

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Covid Kits Enterprise

Johnson Class have been working really hard on their enterprise scheme. Their business acumen and market research showed that the things that everyone needs at present are masks and sanitisers, hence them launching ‘Covid Kits’, which include a beautiful, personalised …

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Meet Pixie, the therapy dog 

Whilst Mabel, our regular therapy dog is on maternity leave looking after her new puppies, we welcomed Pixie and her trainer Lisa, to The Link Secondary School. They are also part of the Canine Assisted Wellbeing Group (CAWG) which is …

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Dramatherapy Advent Calendar

Our friends at Roundabout Dramatherapy have shared a link to their Advent Calendar. Stories and musical treats lie behind each of the doors, which unlock as the days pass by. To access the surprises, simply click on today’s door (or …

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