Our Staff

  • Lynne Haines

    Headteacher

  • Elizabeth Smith

    Deputy Headteacher (Key Stage 3 Co-ordinator)

  • Ann Sharp

    School Business Manager

  • Aaron Collins

    Assistant Headteacher (Key Stage 4 Co-ordinator)

  • Lina Avila-Munoz

    Assistant Headteacher (High Needs Co-ordinator)

  • Emily Garside

    Acting Assistant Headteacher (Key Stage 5 Co-ordinator)

Key Stage Coordinators

Each Key Stage has a Coordinator who oversees education and the pastoral support of students in that Key Stage. They liaise with all the class teachers and ensure the smooth running of students in those classes. Key Stage coordinators also teach and monitor both teaching and learning. They also chair Annual Review Meetings/Educational Health Care Plan Reviews. They can be contacted if you have a concern about your son / daughter.

Middle Leaders 

We have 2 teachers with additional Teaching and Learning Responsibilities who each run a base for specific groups of students. Caroline has temporary responsibility for the Learning Support Base (LSB) which supports students on the Grove Pathway with Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties. Stef has temporary responsibility for the Interventions Base (iBase) which supports students on the Forest Pathway with interventions for example in phonics, communication, or social and emotional development. 

Class Teachers

We have an experienced and enthusiastic team of class teachers at Greenvale School. They will be the first point of contact in relation to day to day enquiries and questions surrounding the education of the young people in their classes. Many teachers have additional responsibilities such as leading a subject or area of development within the school.

Learning Support Assistants

LSA’s support learning within a particular class and Key Stage. They are highly skilled at supporting learning and work under the direction of the class teacher, TSA or HLTA.

Meals Supervisors

Our meals supervisors are employed at lunch time only to support classes with personal care and to assist students who require support to eat their dinner. They are allocated to a particular class or shared between two classes. They also supervise leisure activities during the break.

Learning Mentors 

Each of the 3 Key Stages and High Need Classes has a Learning Mentor. Learning Mentors are not based in a class but play a very active role in supporting the students within their Key Stage. They support students if they are in crisis either due to a medical condition or behaviour. They also support students requiring more pastoral support and to carryout student voice activities such as Feedback forms for their Annual Reviews/ Educational Health Care Plan Reviews. The Learning Mentors also write, review and update behaviour support plans.

Administrative Staff

We have very efficient and experienced office staff who support both parents and staff. They have many duties and responsibilities including; Barbara Speirs leads on finance, personnel, recruitment and payroll. Ruth Collins leads on student absences, school meals, School Travel Plan and general office duties. Also, Headteacher's diary, meetings and general secretarial support. Sharna Hanson leads on student absences, school meals, Annual Reviews and EHCP reviews. Bill Poore leads on the facilities and also links with home school transport.