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The Unicorn School

The Unicorn School

A Specialist School supporting pupils with dyslexia and related learning difficulties

School Staff




Senior Management Team  
Head Teacher, Safeguarding Lead Andrew Day
Assistant Head Teacher, Deputy Safeguarding Lead & SENCo Alexandra Foster
Academic & Digital Lead, Exams Officer Sallie Greenhalgh
Bursar Katy Johnson
Development Manager Tamora Burford
1:1 Co-ordinator & Specialist Assessor Sara Jones
Pastoral & Safeguarding Lead Ann-Marie Martin
Registrar & Head of Marketing Elizabeth Carter Shaw


To find out more about our Senior Management Team, follow this link



School Office  
HR & Clerk to the Governors Diane Kenyon
School Administrator Louisa Haynes
Office Assistant Paula Stephenson


Class Teachers  

Years 4

Ash Rachel Davies
Year 5 Oak Freya Williams
Year 5/6 Cedar Alex de Jong
Year 6 Willow Clare Bedford
Year 7 7B, 7W Lucinda Bettridge, Caroline Wilson
Year 8 Y8 Sarah Hunt
Year 9 Y9 Andrea Davies
Year 10 Y10 Sally Carter-Tabasso
Year 11 Y11 Claire Woodcock
Subject Teachers  



Sallie Sayers

ASDAN Jacqueline Cherry

Harriett Graham (Head of English)

Sally Carter Tabasso

Food & Nutrition

Helen Day

ICT Andrea Davies

Claire Woodcock (Head of Mathematics)

Sallie Greenhalgh

Andrea Davies 

Media/Film Studies

Harriet Graham

Sally Carter Tabasso

Performing Arts

Clare Bedford


Susan Cripps (Head of Science)

Ann-Marie Martin


One to One Teachers  
Sara Jones 1:1 Co-ordinator, Specialist Assessor
Lucinda Allison                    Assistant SENCo
Clare Bedford
Helen Day
Georgina Eastwood
Kate Hanke
Ruth Johnson                     Specialist Assessor
Szilvia Logan                      Specialist Assessor
Jackie Lynn
Caroline McIntyre
Katherine Parry
Dee Puffitt
Alex Wilson
Cat Turlier
Emily Whalley                   Specialist Assessor
Janine Wooldridge


Specific  Learning Difficulties Study Skills Teachers  
Jacqueline Cherry  
Joanna Woodbury            

Morag Hussey                 Assistant SENCo KS4


Emotional Literacy Support Assistants Melanie John, Sally McEwan
Occupational Therapist Maren Heuffmann
Occupational Therapist Stephanie Kucan
Speech and Language Therapist Georgina Wilmott
School Counsellor Gayle Thomas

Mental Health Lead

Alexandra Gardner
Teaching Assistants
Sam Chessell                     Y7W  
Kathryn Dawson                 Y11  
Kate Hanke                        Y7W  
Melanie John                     Y5/6 Cedar  
Ethan Jones                       Y4 Ash  
Jackie Lynn                         Y6 Willow  
Sally McEwan                     Y5 Oak  
Vicky Nicolosi                      Y7B  
Isobel Peacock                    Y9, PE Co-ordinator &Duke of Edinburgh Co-ordinator  
Ivan Pilfold                          Y10  
Cameron Stuart                   Y11  
Louise Yardley                     Y8  



Designated Officers  
First Aiders

Dee Chappelle

Andrew Day

Alexandra Foster

Jackie Lynn

Izzy Peacock

Julian Puffitt

Paula Stephenson

Alex de Jong



Health & Safety Katy Johnson
Safeguarding Governor Fiona Love


Ancillary Staff  
Ethan Jones  Finance Assistant
Scott Kenny   IT Assistant
Site Manager  Julian Puffitt


Board of Governors  
Mark Chambers Chair of Governors
David Anderson  
Arj Arul  
Julia Bennett  
Marion Frostick Deputy Chair 
Naomi Hargreaves  
Sophie Langdale  
Fiona Love Safeguarding Governor
Natalie-Jane MacDonald  
Andrew Strivens  
David Ward  


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To find out more about our teaching qualifications, follow this link