Staff

There is no staff room at Sands School – this added to the general ethos of the school encourages a very close relationship between staff and students. This applies to everyone who works at Sands; both teaching and non-teaching staff.

The staff at Sands come from a variety of professional backgrounds giving them a balanced and interesting set of skills and experiences.  All the teaching staff are fully qualified to teach their subjects and were employed by the students for their teaching ability and social compatibility with the ethos of the school.  All staff are free of strict teaching guidelines and so can provide an exciting and diverse education.

Andy Corry

IT

BA, PGCE

Angie Watson

Secretary

Annkatrin Hendry

Languages

German equivalent of BEd

Ceri Baker

Special Needs Tutor

Ba Hons, SpLD APC

Clare Tyler

Art technician and art support

David Jarvis

Learning and Sport Assistant

Donald Barr

School admininistration

BA

Helen Shea

Secretary

Huw Morgan

Science

BSc ExeHons, PGCE

Irwin Smith

Maintenance

Jasper Solomou

Lab technician / science support

BSc

Jenny Dooley

English, General Studies

BA, PGCE

Jo Feloy

Special Needs Tutor

SpLD (Dyslexia)

Kate Day

School counsellor

BA Phil, Cert Coun, AD Coun, PG analysis, MBACP

Kate Richards

History

BA, PGCE

Katie Mackay

Drama

BA, PGCE

Liam Tanser

Caretaker and maintenance

Marion Smylie

Learning support

BA

Martin Roberts

English, Music and SenCo

BA, PGCE

Nathan Gribble

Maths and Safeguarding Officer

BSc, PGCE

Paul Petrie-Ritchie

Woodwork

Peta Cox

School coordinator and Bursar

Sean Bellamy

Administrator and Humanities

BA Cantab, PGCE

Steve Hoare

Art

Cert Ed.

Susan Widlake

Learning Support Assistant

BSc, PGCE

 

More information about each member of staff and, for teachers, their subjects can be found by following the links from the Staff heading drop-down menu.

In addition to the permanent staff listed above details of any temporary or short term staff can be found on the school website.

Staff Appraisals

Every couple of years Sands students are asked to complete a detailed survey gathering their views about each member of staff. This provides really valuable information about how well we are meeting their educational and social needs and helps to identify any areas that the students think could be improved. These are the forms we used in 2012.

Part one of the staff appraisal form (about learning) – CLICK HERE

Part two of the staff appraisal form (about personality of teachers) – CLICK HERE

Part three of the staff appraisal form (about personality of non-teachers – CLICK HERE