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Northease Manor School

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Senior Leadership Team 

Meet the Team

Chris Legate

Associate Head - Student Support

BA Hons in Physical Education with QTS

I am extremely enthusiastic about working here at Northease Manor School which is based in such amazing surroundings. Northease is the perfect setting to enable our students to learn and develop in the tranquility and open space of our grounds. 

Since working here I have implemented a House System which creates a great sense of belonging and well being  for all our students. The House System has promoted  a healthly team spirit and an aspiration to succeed and fulfil their capabilities.  I simply love working here with the amazing staff who are a close knit community, who help, educate and prepare our students for the next phase of their lives.

Dee Elmes

Associate Head - Teaching and Learning

BA Hons Maths Education

My working ethos with students has always been to allow them the freedom to explore their own ideas and creativity, while always being on hand to offer guidance and support . I promote and encourage a student-centred approach to learning and development and absolutely love watching our students blossom and grow into confident young adults.

One of the programs I will be concentrating on this academic year is to lead and implement  a mentoring scheme to ensure that our provisions within our classrooms are of the highest quality to ensure learning is fully accessible for all our students. Everyday is different here at Northease and I enjoy every minute of it.


Oliver Kendall

Associate Head - SENCo

BA Hons Education, PG Cert in National Award SENCo, MA Enquiry Based SEND

My role here at Northease requires high quality collaborative working with outside professionals, teachers and parents/carers. Establishing an effective bond with all stakeholders is crucial to improve outcomes for our students and enrich their lives, allowing them to grow in to the young adults they deserve to be.

I am completely committed to improving outcomes for learners with SEN/D. I have a wealth of  experience in developing a range of evidence based interventions which have proven very successful in accelerating progress for students.

Northease has all the crucial elements required: based in a beautiful setting, experienced and dedicated staff and the learning facilities needed to harness the potential of every young person who has the opportunity to learn and develop with us.


EvaLynne Charmer

Designated Safeguarding Lead, Head of Boarding and Staff Welfare

PG Dip; Dip Hyp; Cert Hol; Pttls, DSL - Level 3 Safeguarding and Child Protection

I am very driven and clear on my aims and ambitions to further enhance the superb range of supported learning and development on offer here at the school. I bring 31 years' experience of working with children, young people and families across youth agencies, charities, play, family work and therapies. I have also worked for many years supporting schools to develop strong safeguarding practice, and I led a Quality Assurance programme across Brighton and Hove ('Let's Protect') which was set up to ensure that organisations working with children have safe and practical policies & procedures, follow 'safer recruitment' protocol and work to best practice standards.

 In 2014 I was involved in the setting up of an Early Help Hub and led an Early Help team until August 2016, working alongside the MASH (Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub).

I have been a member of the LSCB and a Safeguarding and Child Protection trainer and consultant since 2006.

I am currently implementing a whole school approach to achieving and maintaining high standards and assuring that the quality of provision across the whole school, including Boarding, is the highest quality it can possibly be.

Our students are at the heart of everything we do. This is why I am fully dedicated to ensuring that the staff are well equipped and supported  to offer the very best standard of teaching and care possible. Northease is simply a magical place to work.