Senior Leadership Team
Deputy Head - Teaching and Learning
Oliver has a real passion for SEN/D and has taken his studies through a BA(Honours) degree in Education, successful completion of a Master’s Degree in SEN/D, and the National Award for SEN/D Co-ordination.
He has significant experience in senior leadership and has successfully developed teaching, learning and achievement through introducing new systems and practices both at Northease and elsewhere.
As Deputy Head, Oliver has a whole-school remit and he works with staff in all areas and at all levels.
Assistant Head - Data and Curriculum
With a BA (Hons) in Maths Education, Dee has been teaching Maths for 15 years, the last 4 of which have been as Head of Maths at Northease. As Assistant Head she also takes responsibility for Data and Curriculum, which involves using her maths skills to monitor pupils' progress (across the curriculum).
Using the data she obtains, Dee identifies opportunities to improve pupil achievement, either on an individual basis or by changing the curriculum or teaching techniques.
As a mathematician, she also wins the star prize - the job of putting together the school timetable!
Assistant Head - Pastoral
Becky has an honours degree in English and has been at Northease Manor since 2012. Whilst training for her degree, she worked in several special educational settings and decided this was the area of work where she could make the greatest contribution.
As our Head of Faculty for English and Drama she has made significant improvements to teaching and learning, with the result that Northease's English results exceed those being achieved in many mainstream schools, year on year.
More recently Becky has become Assistant Head for pastoral care. This gives her wider responsibilities and her educational philosophy is firmly based around the principle that students are at the heart of all decisions. Becky's very strong values drive her absolute commitment that Northease is safe, secure and nurturing, giving the students the best possible environment and one in which they can make maximum progress, whatever their individual needs..
Elaine is a very experienced school bursar and joined Northease in 2017 as part of the numerous staff changes that took place.
Elaine's role is to manage finance, admin and the school's facilities, a difficult job in any school and one that's often thankless. Unlike many school bursars, she likes to say yes, except when staff want more money, and is always seeking ways of doing more so that the students have access to greater resources, opportunities and activities.
Assistant Head, Designated Safeguarding Lead, Head of Boarding and Staff Welfare
EvaLynne has numerous specialist qualifications and as the Designated Safeguarding Lead she oversees this critically important area of school life with deep personal expertise. She has been a trainer and consultant on safeguarding and child protection since 2006, and also sits on the Local Safeguarding Children Board.
More broadly, she has over 30 years' experience of working with children, young people and families across youth agencies, charities, play, family work and therapies. Alongside her experience of safeguarding management this gives her an unrivalled perspective and she has helped make our boarding as special as it is.
Like Becky Tuxford, EvaLynne's fundamental belief is that our students are at the heart of everything we do., and the two of them work very closely together to ensure that staff, policies, systems and practices are the very best they can be. As she says, Northease is simply a magical place to work.