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 Teacher||BA, PGCE|
|Natalie Torr||Languages Teacher||BA Hons, PGCE|
|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|
|Huw Morgan||Science teacher||BSc ExeHons, PGCE|
|Jasper Solomou||Lab technician / science support||BSc|
|Jenny Dooley||English, General Studies||BA, PGCE|
|Jo Feloy||Special Needs Tutor||SpLD (Dyslexia)|
|Joe Webster||Art Teacher||BA, PGCE|
|Kate Day||School counsellor||BA Phil, Cert Coun, AD Coun, PG analysis, MBACP|
|Katie Mackay||Drama teacher||BA, PGCE|
|Liam Tanser||Caretaker and maintenance|
|Martin Roberts||English and Music Teacher and SenCo||BA, PGCE|
|Nathan Gribble||Maths Teacher and Safeguarding Officer||BSc, PGCE|
|Paul Petrie-Ritchie||Woodwork teacher|
|Peta Cox||School coordinator and Bursar|
|Sean Bellamy||Administrator and Humanities Teacher||BA Cantab, PGCE|
|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.
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