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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.

Andrew Hawley - Assistant Headteacher - Teaching and Learning

Andrew Hawley - Assistant Headteacher - Teaching and Learning

Andy was originally employed at Kassia Academy in 2005, where he undertook a variety of different roles including unqualified teacher, behaviour manager and centre lead. After leaving and qualifying as a primary school teacher in 2015, he spent time working in an SEMH provision and as SENDCo in a high achieving mainstream academy in the North West. Andy is committed to developing the skills of teaching staff within alternative provision in order to ensure the best outcomes for all learners.

Joanne Taylor - SENDCo

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.

Teaching & Support Staff

Teaching & Support Staff

Name Role
Andrew Hawley Teacher and Senior Leader
Joanne Taylor Teacher and Senior Leader
Susan Martin Teacher and DDSL
Gwyn Owen Teacher of PE & DofE/Outdoor Education
Heather Burke Teacher of English
Hannah Houghton Teacher
Corran Meldrum Teacher
Kirsty Cooper Learning Mentor
Miriam Newman HLTA
Tracy Wilcock TA
Rachael Porter TA
Jordan Murphy TA
Danielle Lewis TA
Matthew Holcz TA
Rachel Binley TA
Lyne Graham Reception
Colette Heavey Administration
Beverley Lowe Administration
Stuart Stevens Caretaker
Kathy Woodrow Cook