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Staff

We have a highly trained and experienced team who work effectively to provide a personalised curriculum which meets the needs of all our learners.

Staff provide support in all aspects of school life and are dedicated to improving life chances and developing “character and currency” for all.

Senior Leadership Team

Lindsay Regan - Headteacher and DSL

Lindsay Regan -  Headteacher and DSL

Lindsay graduated from Salford University with a degree in Visual Arts before qualifying as a Teacher of Art from MMU in 2006. Lindsay enjoyed 10 years of teaching Art as an Assistant Headteacher in a Secondary Mainstream School in Rochdale before relocating and joining the team at Kassia in 2016. Lindsay is passionate about working with the most vulnerable children and strives to improve their life chances through therapeutic care and inclusive education.

Zoe Elwen-Bayne - Deputy Headteacher & Acting DSL

Zoe Elwen-Bayne - Deputy Headteacher & Acting DSL

Zoe graduated from Leeds Metropolitan University in 2005 with a degree in Physical Education with QTS. She then spent 16 years working in a large mainstream secondary school in Warrington. She spent a large part of her career there working as a Head of Year, working closely to ensure quality pastoral care for all learners. Zoe is extremely passionate about helping those who need it most; her main goal is to provide opportunities and pastoral support that will improve the life chances of all children in her care.

Joanne Taylor - SENDCo & DDSL

Joanne Taylor - SENDCo & DDSL

Jo completed a Maths degree and trained as a teacher before working in a mainstream setting for 7 years.  

She has been at Kassia for 15 years and in that time has trained further as the SENDCo with the SENDCo qualification and a post graduate degree in Specific learning difficulties.  Jo is a qualified Access Arrangements Assessor and is currently completing the Inclusive Leaders Course to ensure that every learner gets the support they need to thrive.

Kirsty Cooper - Inclusion Manager & DDSL

Kirsty Cooper - Inclusion Manager & DDSL

Kirsty has worked within education for over 17 years. She joined The Kassia Family in 2011 and has had many different roles within the school. She has achieved many qualifications in therapeutic work, pastoral care and safeguarding and is a qualified mental health first aider. Her passion has always been pastoral care and supporting young people by working closely with education and external agencies to ensure learners get the support they need. 

Karl Hanna - Oaks Lead, Data and Assessment

Karl Hanna - Oaks Lead, Data and Assessment

Karl graduated from Hope University in Liverpool in 2004 and has worked in Liverpool, Knowsley and Salford LA’s. He has worked across mainstream and specialist provisions with children’s best outcomes at the forefront of his drive. He has worked within different management structures affording him a broad and balanced approach to championing education. He is focused on giving children the inspiration and belief to be the best individual they can grow to be.

Teaching & Support Staff

Teaching and Support Staff

Name Role
Zoe Elwen-Bayne Deputy Headteacher and DDSL
Jo Taylor SENDco and DDSL
Karl Hanna Teacher - Oaks Lead, Data and Assessment 
Gwyn Owen Teacher and DofE Lead
Katharine Organ Teacher
Corran Meldrum Teacher
Miriam Newman Teacher
Heather Burke Teacher
Lee Stewart Teacher
Kirsty Cooper Inclusion Manager and DDSL
Emma Wilcox Learning Mentor
Tracy Willcock Learning Mentor
David Montoya  School Counsellor
Danielle Proctor HLTA
Jordan Murphy TA
Danielle Lewis TA
Alex Berry TA
Rachael Porter TA
Joe Green TA
Colette Heavey School Business Manager
Beverly Lowe Administration
Lyne Graham Receptionist
Stuart Stevens Site Caretaker
Kathy Woodrow Catering Supervisor