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The Team

Visitors to St Dominic’s have commented on the happy, relaxed atmosphere in our school. As with any community, we have rules and leaders. Our dedicated staff are creative, dynamic and innovative and are committed to improving outcomes for our pupils and students to enhance their learning process and provide an exciting curriculum.

All permanent support staff attend In Service Training (INSET) on autism and other special needs. There is ongoing in-house training on Understanding Autism and other relevant SEN type training.

Staff members also attend training in the SPELL framework.  Developed by the National Autistic Society in conjunction with people with autism, their families and professionals, it is a socially valid framework that supports the understanding of autism and the development of autism friendly environments and approaches.

The full staff team, under the leadership of the Principal, Mrs Angela Drayton can be found below.


Name Area of responsibilityContact details
Mrs A
Mrs V PerryVice Principal & Regional Lead for
Mr M BellRegional Lead
Mr D ClarkeHead of Lower
Dr K GlaysherRegional Lead for Integrated Services;  Occupational
Miss E RackstrawRegional Lead Speech & Language
Mrs C MorganAssistant
Mrs D Gilmour6th Form
Mrs S ChownHead of Upper School & Science Teacher
Mrs B ColemanKey Stage 2
Mr C ConnorPE
Mr H AlonsoPE
Miss J GrantEnglish
Mrs P HamiltonArt Teacher
Mrs V WalshHead of
Mrs M BroughtonAssistant Head of Upper School (6th Form)
Mr J BrownDT
Mrs L Carrasco
Mr S MortonBehaviour & Inclusion
Mr N PerryBehaviour & Inclusion
Mr A PryorTeacher
Miss L CoatesAssistant Head of Lower School
Mrs A PryorAssistant Head of Upper School (KS4)
Mrs S HemansKS2
Mrs S
Miss L ScullMaths/Science
Mrs K
Dr J RodellTeacher & Head of
Mr N
Miss E
Dr K TullettScience
Mrs C HallCareers Education & Guidance
Dr K GlaysherInterim Head of Care
Mrs B DeansSenior Health Care
Mr D WardSite
Ms T JonesPA to the Principal, HR
Mrs C NesbitSchool
Mrs S KennedyAdmissions & Family Liaison
Mrs T MansellFinance
Mrs C CuccatoSpeech & Language Therapist
Mr K Morton-MacphailOccupational
Mrs B RubensSpeech & Language
Mrs G WilliamsSpeech & Language
Miss H WilliamsOccupational
Mr T
Mrs N ClarkeAssistant
Mr A FairhurstEnglish
Mr C CottamKS2/3
Miss J CullomKS2
Miss J SpenserSpeech & Language


The residential special school provides highly effective services that consistently exceed the standards of good. The actions of the school contribute to significantly improved outcomes and positive experiences for children and young people. Ofsted – March 2019



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