We believe that all our young people should have the opportunity to achieve their maximum potential.

Staff

Staff List

Leadership Team

Gary Pocock - CEO of Hornbeam Academy Trust



Gary Pocock is the Chief Executive Officer of a Hornbeam Academy Trust which is a Multi-Academy Trust in East London and Essex. The Trust is an approved sponsor.

He has worked in Schools and Education for over 30 years, including mainstream and special schools. Gary has worked as a Headteacher and Executive Headteacher of special schools in Essex, Waltham Forest and Havering. Before moving to MAT leadership, Gary worked as a Local Authority Senior Officer for a large county council where he was responsible for all services to support children with SEND and Additional Needs including Educational Psychology, Specialist Teachers, Alternative Provisions, Education Welfare and CAMHS Tier 2. His experience covers all categories of Special Educational Needs from 2 – 19.

Gary has a first degree in Psychology, a Master's degree in Education and a post-graduate Advanced Diploma in Special Educational Needs. In January 2017 Gary joined the fast-track programme to train as an Ofsted Lead Inspector, and inspects schools in the London Region.

Victoria Fackler - Headteacher

Victoria Fackler is Headteacher of Ravensbourne School. She has over 20 years teaching experience. She began her career in Havering where she taught in Mainstream Primary Schools for 6 years. She then relocated to the Republic of Ireland where she managed and led a base for children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders which was attached to a mainstream school. Here she was literacy lead and was part of the schools management team.

Victoria returned to Havering in 2012 when she joined the team at Dycorts as a classroom teacher. In her first year she was promoted to Assistant Headteacher and then progressed to Deputy and was appointed as Principal in January 2016. She moved to Ravensbourne in September 2017.

Victoria has always has a passion for SEN and has completed many courses to develop her skills and expertise in this area including a Post Graduate Certificate in Special Educational Needs and a 5 day TEACCH course.

Victoria has a first degree in Law (LLB Hons). She completed her Post Graduate Certificate in Education in 1994, specialising in the Primary age range. She has successfully completed both the NPQSL and NPQH qualifications.
Victoria has completed the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health Managing Safety accredited course. Victoria is the designated safeguarding lead within the school.

Antony Clements - Deputy Headteacher

Antony is Deputy Headteacher at Ravensbourne School. He has been teaching for around 20 years. His first role was teaching music in a Secondary Mainstream School and part time teaching at Havering Music School. He moved to a special school in Barking and Dagenham teaching a variety of special needs. He was then promoted to Head of the Secondary Department and a member of the Advisor Service in a large special needs school in Kent. He also seconded to support another Special Needs School in Kent. He has been on the Senior Leadership Team of a number of schools around Kent and London.

Antony has a Batchelor of Music Hons in Performance and a Post Graduate Certificate of Education specialising in Secondary Music and SEN and holds an Advance diploma in School Leadership.

Teneille Dardis - Deputy Headteacher




Teneille is Deputy Headteacher at Ravensbourne School. She has been teaching for 14 years, within the Borough of Hackney. Previously to this job she has led Inclusion across three outstanding schools in Hackney for the New Wave Federation. She completed her National SEND Award in July 2017. She is looking forward to developing her career at Ravensbourne and looking forward to what the future brings.

Kate Hufton - Associate Principal Educator Development



Kate was a teacher /curriculum leader in several schools in Essex and Redbridge for 28 years. She has taught SEN classes, Design and Technology, Textiles and Food. She then became a Senior Lecturer at the University of East London, where she trained Secondary and Primary teachers for 7 years and was involved with schools training mentors to support teachers.

During this time she has worked with Public Health England and was involved in the development of the new Eatwell guide, as well as the Jamie Oliver Foundation and the British Nutrition Foundation on research projects which have resulted in publications on the Government website - A framework for Food teaching in Primary and Secondary Schools and most recently FELL - Food Education Learning Landscape, which has focussed on the current position related to Food Education in this country. She is currently a member of the Education working group for the British Nutrition Foundation.

Kate joined Hornbeam Academy Trust in September 2017 as Associate Principal for Educator Development. Her main role is to support all the principals, teaching and support staff across the Trust with training to ensure they are up to date with curriculum developments and developing the right skills to support the pupils they are working with.

Mielie Jonker - Associate Principal ICT Data and Performance



Mielie Jonker is Associate Principal: Data and Performance.

His role includes supporting the Principals in Data Management and Performance tracking in all the Trust’s schools.

He started working at Hornbeam Academy in 2016 as Acting Deputy Head and later became Deputy Principal before taking on the role of Data and Performance.

He has 18 years of teaching experience both in mainstream and SEN, he worked in a EBD Unit for 9 years before joining Hornbeam Academy.

Mielie has a BA degree in Psychology and Tourism as well as a Higher Educational Diploma in Teaching.


Teaching Staff

Katie Carter-Leay - Unqualified Teacher

Devon Cressy - Unqualified Teacher

Mandy Hadley - Teacher

Nadine Jones - Teacher

Cheryl Narayanan - Teacher

Jess Peters - Teacher

Kelly Phillip - Unqualified Teacher

Sarah Robb - Teacher

Kelly Stephenson - Teacher

Larissa Sturgeon - Teacher

Montserrat Valldeperas - Teacher

Teaching Assistants

Kathleen Herring - Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Ava Masoudi - Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Lesley Mier - Higher Level Teaching Assistant
Joan Adams - Teaching Assistant
Terri Allen - Teaching Assistant
Nicola Barton - Teaching Assistant
Jill Beaman - Teaching Assistant
Lynne Beeton - Teaching Assistant
Mily Begum - Teaching Assistant
Valerie Bennett - Teaching Assistant
Narcisa Bitlan - Teaching Assistant
Dee Bowley - Teaching Assistant
Rebecca Butterworth - Teaching Assistant
Patrize Casey - Teaching Assistant
Magdalena Chilongo - Teaching Assistant
Donna Club - Teaching Assistant
Tracy Evans - Teaching Assistant
Melissa Gaffar - Teaching Assistant
Lucy Gambier - Teaching Assistant
Agatha George - Teaching Assistant
Katie Hampshire - Teaching Assistant
Norma Hattersley - Teaching Assistant
Hannah Hedden - Teaching Assistant
Alex Himonas - Teaching Assistant
Hilary Izatt - Teaching Assistant
Fay Jenkins - Teaching Assistant
Kelly Jess - Teaching Assistant
Donna Johnson - Teaching Assistant
Dorota Karkowska - Teaching Assistant
Victoria Khan - Teaching Assistant
Susan Lusted - Teaching Assistant

Arsh Noor - Teaching Assistant

Kay Quaife - Teaching Assistant
Victoria Rae - Teaching Assistant
Laura Reilly - Welfare Teaching Assistant
Joanna Saliba - Teaching Assistant
Martyn Sherrin - Teaching Assistant
Gabrielle Steward - Teaching Assistant
Lieghann Stolworthy - Teaching Assistant
Allyson Thomas - Teaching Assistant

Support Staff

Lorraine Drewe - Provision & Marketing Manager
Sarah Eade - PA/Administrative Assistant
Karen Dougall - Administrative Assistant
Lorraine Wooster - Administrative Assistant
Jamee Cross - HR Manager
Anjulie Sudhir - HR Assistant
Julie Cook - Family Support Worker
Aaron Nelder - IT Support

Kathryn Rawstron - Music Therapist

Nurses

Carian Lloyd and Debbie Beedle

Catering/Midday Assistants

Wendy Bansor - Cook
Tracy Sams - Kitchen Assistant

Nicola Armstrong - Midday Assistant
Lorraine Easton - Midday Assistant
Constance Fairbrass - Midday Assistant
Anita Feather - Midday Assistant
Joanne Fitzsimons - Midday Assistant
Julie Matthews - Midday Assistant
Laraine McKenzie - Midday Assistant
Sharon May - Midday Assistant
Teresa Penfold - Midday Assistant

Site Staff

Shabir Sadeeq - Facilities Manager

Rohan Fisher - Site Services Officer

Steve Bearman - Cleaner/Pool Lettings

Donna Colloff - Cleaner
Erika Franciskovic - Cleaner
Julie Gunning - Cleaner