We have a highly trained and experienced team who work effectively to deliver a broad and balanced curriculum which meets the needs of all our learners.
Staff provide support in all aspects of school life and are dedicated to improving our learners life chances and developing “character and currency” for all.
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.
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.
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.
Gwyn graduated from Liverpool's John Moores University in 2009 with a degree in Sports Development and Physical Education. He has worked at The Kassia Academy for 10 years and is responsible for all sporting and outdoor education activities across the school including, Duke of Edinburgh, Forest Schools and the Salford Sailing Club/Oarsome Project.
Gwyn has a passion for improving the life chances of young people and believes that every child should have the opportunity, regardless of background or circumstance to achieve success.
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.
|Jo Taylor||Head of SEND and Inclusion|
|Karl Hanna||Deputy Headteacher|
|Gwyn Owen||Assistant Headteacher|
|Heather Burke||Teacher/Staff Governor|
|Jessica Holmes||Teacher/Literacy Lead|
|Kirsty Cooper||Inclusion Manager, Senior Mental Health Lead and DDSL|
|Emma Wilcox||Learning Mentor and DDSL|
|Tracy Willcock||Learning Mentor and DDSL|
|Danielle Proctor||Careers Lead/HLTA|
|David Montoya||School Counsellor|
|Jordan Murphy||Teaching Assistant|
|Danielle Lewis||Teaching Assistant|
|Joe Green||Teaching Assistant|
|Mike Packer||Teaching Assistant|
|Daniel Hutchinson||Teaching Assistant|
|Stephen Gaskell||Teaching Assistant|
|Naomi Angel||Teaching Assistant|
|Mia Vizard||Teaching Assistant|
|Colette Heavey||School Business Manager|
|Beverly Lowe||Pupil Services, Assessment and Exams Officer|
|Lyne Graham||Receptionist and Administration Officer|
|Martin Bonner||Site Manager|
|Kathy Woodrow||Catering Supervisor|