The Leadership Team
"Our team is effective, and we learn from each other. We accomplish far more than would be possible alone. We inspire and challenge each other. Any individual's strengths can be exploited, and we support each other to do the stuff we're not so good at. This is an efficient approach to undertaking the task of making Northease the best place it can possibly be, and it feels good!"
Northease values chime very much with my own beliefs about education - that every student is entitled to an aspirational, nurturing, and inspiring educational experience, with teaching tailored to individual needs.
I find myself inspired by the way in which Northease is able to remove the barriers and limitations that are all too often placed on students, particularly those with special educational needs, ensuring a rewarding and successful school experience for all. By providing a sense of personal achievement, Northease is able to build the confidence, skills, knowledge and ultimately the self-belief necessary for all of our students to become happy and productive global citizens.
Caroline StamosDeputy Head
My passion is making every day remarkable for children with special educational needs and giving them every opportunity to develop to their unique potential.
Before joining Northease Manor School as Deputy Head, I led a school for students of primary and secondary age, with special educational needs in Dallas, Texas. Prior to moving to the U.S. ten years ago, I was an Assistant Head, Assessment Coordinator and lead maths teacher at a large maintained primary school in Kent. I have a Masters degree in education and dyslexia qualifications, as well as leadership certifications. I feel privileged to be a part of Northease Manor's continued journey in becoming the centre of excellence that its students and staff deserve.
Becky TuxfordAssistant Head and DSL
My full title is, Assistant Head - Pastoral Welfare & Designated Safeguarding Lead.
I have been at Northease Manor School for 9 years. Prior to Northease, I taught in multiple SEN settings, including a pupil referral units and a transition class for vulnerable students, in a large mainstream secondary school. A firm part of my pedagogical belief, is that all children have the opportunity to succeed, regardless of their special educational needs. I feel privileged to be part of this amazing school and to see this in practice every day.
Chris KirkOperations and Facilities Manager
I joined the school from another charity and bringing a wealth of knowledge and new practices to help keep the people and the buildings safe whilst maintaining a fun and healthy environment for the students. The site is amazing and very restorative, I love working here and can see why it is popular with so many students and parents.
I have worked at Northease since 2017 having previously been a primary school teacher for 5 years, a transition teacher and then a SENCo in a large inclusive secondary school so I have experience of supporting young people across both phases and with a range of complex needs. At Northease, I oversee admissions into the school, transitions and our therapeutic provision. I am incredibly proud to be part of the team at Northease and to witness the transformative impact that the school has on young people and their families.