North Independent Secondary School of the Year 2020

Our teachers

Key staff in Rose Court

Leadership team

Gabrielle Solti – Vice Principal and Head of Primary School
Andrea Evans  – Deputy Head and Head of Rose Court Site
Steph Munro – Assistant Head/Deputy Safeguarding Lead


Steve McKinley – Teacher/IT Coordinator
Gemma Crilley – Teacher/RS & Art Coordinator
Hannah Black – Teacher

Teaching assistants
Lisa Broadhead, Michelle Brooke, Louise Gallagher, Christine Morgan


Emma Alderson – Teacher/Year Group Leader
Eleanor Henry – Teacher/History Coordinator
Katie Herridge – Teacher/Science Coordinator
Kathy Owen – Teacher/DT Coordinator

Teaching assistants
Lisa Armstrong, Azma Arshad, Nicola Butt, Vicki Ham, Tania Mantilla, Bev Nicholaides, Sarah Slater

Year 1

Geraldine Riley – Teacher/Year Group Leader
Marie Gibbs – Teacher/Environment Coordinator
Sarah Huddleston – Teacher/English Coordinator
Fiona Winser-Ramm – Teacher/Geography Coordinator

Teaching assistants
Ali Gray, Bronte Hirst, Vikki Jackson, Danielle Osinski, Vidia Showan

Year 2

Lynne Sagar – Teacher/Year Group Leader
Jo Gordon – Teacher/PE Coordinator
Tina O’Dwyer – Teacher/PSHE Coordinator
Fiona Shaw – Teacher/Numeracy Coordinator

Teaching assistants
Bernadette Butler, Rebecca Cooke, Saskia Fisher, Cally Gallagher, Bernie Lindop

Specialist teachers

Christine Turner – Music Teacher/Music Coordinator
Sally Cooke – Learning Support Coordinator
Nema Saeed – Learning Support Mentor

Individual Needs

We have a well-qualified and experienced Individual Needs department which works throughout the whole school. Mrs Sally Cooke is the Head of the Individual Needs Department. The team consists of three individual needs teachers and seven individual needs teaching assistants. Staff in the department hold a wide range of SEND qualifications, including specialist assessment qualifications.


A Parent’s  View

“We are delighted with the care and support Aidan has received. He looks forward to school and is clearly thriving under the guidance of Mrs Sagar and her team.”
Parents of Aidan, Year 2

“Adam settled into Rose Court very quickly and absolutely loves it.  Miss Winser has been a very caring teacher who has helped him enjoy every minute of his learning.”
Parents of Adam, Nursery

“We are really pleased with Alessio’s progress so far.  His confidence is growing and we believe that with the excellent teaching at school he will flourish this academic year.”
Parents of Alessio, Year 1

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