Our next parents’ open morning will be held on Monday 7 February at 9.30am.  Please contact to book your place.      In order to limit numbers visiting the school, we would ask that only one person per household attends.

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, Johnson 5Y (6th Form) Class Tutor and Head of Extra-Curricular Learning
Sian JonesEnglish Teacher and Wood Class Tutor (KS4)
Emily KellyMaths and ICT Teacher
James BlanshardPE Teacher and Weir Class Tutor (KS3)
Katie RichardsonTrainee Teacher, Drama and joint Weir Class Tutor
Lynn ShahScience Teacher and Johnson 5X Class Tutor (6th Form)
Jo SunderlandHumanities Teacher, PSHE Lead and Tomlin Class Tutor (KS4)
Karen LambertFood Tech and DT Teacher and Rowsell Class Tutor (KS4)
Jasmine CardowYates Class Teacher (KS3)
Nana AgyemanYates 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
Susanne FrenchOccupational Therapy Assistant
Special Support Assistants
Sarah Emberson
Pauline Huthwaite
Alexa Robertson
Angela Johnson Lionarajah
Sherina Skinner
Matthew Edwards
Carl Newton
Patricia Conneely
Susan McFadden
Tremayne Yarde
Varshni Jayakumar
Nicola Wythe
Lucy Alton
Tayub Razzak
Stuart Smith
Dawn FoxMedical SSA
Higher Level Teaching Assistants
Maria Carberry
Lilian Chow
Support Staff
Karen HaywardPA to Principal/Office Manager
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 


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