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Who's Who

The management of the school is led by Head teacher,  Andrew Munday and Deputy Head teacher,  Helen Roy.


The office staff manager is Joyce Webb. The office staff are: Alison Page and Jane Allen


Debbie and Rosie are in charge of our school kitchen and lunchtime play time, supported by a team of midday assistants.


Specialist Resources and Support




Working alongside the teaching and child care staff is a group of other professionals whose input is vital for the development of our pupils.  These professionals include:  physiotherapists, occupational therapists (OTs), school nurses, Speech and Language Therapist (SaLT) and assistant, and music therapist.


Each specialist works in close co-operation with parents and the rest of the team, in order to ensure continuity of management, both at home and school.

Specialist rooms are provided for all these Health Authority services.  Each acts as part of a multidisciplinary team with teachers and child care staff and other visiting professionals to provide individual programmes and initiate group or class-based activities.

The Nurses


The Nurses are responsible for the health needs of all pupils at Ridgeway.  In addition to clinical nursing tasks such as giving medicines, the nurse is a link between home, school and the health services.

Within the school team, the nurse offers personal counselling and support to pupils and their families, whilst encouraging pupils to consider their health and independence needs in relation to their disabilities and daily living.


Speech and Language Therapy


The Speech and Language therapist and assistant have a special therapy room but also work within the classrooms with selected groups or individual children.  Many of the pupils in school have communication difficulties and they are offered a variety of high-tech (communication or digital talkers) or low-tech (communication books) as appropriate to their level of need.  The SaLT team work closely with class staff to enable therapy to continue during lessons and activities, and not just in therapy sessions.

Meet the Education staff

Head Teacher

Andy Munday


Deputy Head Teacher

Helen Roy


Primary Department

Head of Primary Department

Sally Feihn


Red Class


Class teacher: Erin McCarthy


Nursery Nurse: Jeannette Rinaldi


Teaching Assistants:  Mandy Pullinger, Kathy Wiggins  


Green Class


Class Teacher : Kerry Clark


Nursery Nurses: Donna Law Hing Choy and Helen McGrath


Teaching Assistants: Amanda Panter,  Sandra Harding


Yellow Class


Class teacher: Jane Stynes


Level 3 Teaching Assistant: Jennifer Toomey


Teaching Assistants: Rozee Rahman, Glenn Taylor, Sally Rowe, Mary Beddall


Blue Class


Class teachers: Sally Feihn and Rachel Francis


Nursery Nurse: Sharon Tomlinson


Teaching Assistants: Vanessa Austin,   Tina O'Connor, . Lisa Murphy, Nicola Gurnhill


Silver Class ( Mixed Primary/Secondary


 Class teachers: Rachel Lalor


Nursery Nurses: Gemma Teji, Trish Smith


Teaching Assistants: Nadia Harris, Kayleigh Payne,  Sherry Coll, Donna Maisey, Paul Rogers, Carly


Secondary Department

Head of Secondary Department

Faye Turner


Orange Class


Class teacher: Faye Turner


Level 3 Teaching Assistant: Charlene Stewart


Teaching Assistants:   Patience Hobday , Elaine Barratt, Hayley Brown, Susie Eardley, Jeanette Umney,  Donna Johnston


Purple Class


Class teacher: Joanna Whitfield


Nursery Nurses: Carole Connolly, Caroline Moore


Teaching Assistants: Mary Mingay,  Anne Perri, ,Kath Walker, Sarah Thompson,


Communicator: Serena Pattison


Post 16


Coordinator: Michelle Eglington,

Upper Post 16

Teacher: Hailey Turner


Nursery Nurses: Carolyn Taylor, Nicky Cope


Teaching Assistants: , Sue Leonard, Ann Denton,  Joe Lalor Dawn


Lower Post 16

Teacher: Penny Turner

Nursery Nurse: Diane O'Connor

Teaching Assistants:Tracey Bennett, Chris Babbington , Lorraine Gurnhill, Bilal Jilani,

Educational Communicator: Alison Sargent


Subject Coordinators


English: Jane Stynes

Maths: Hailey Turner


Science: Rachel Lalor

PSHE: Sally Feihn

Humanities: Kerry Clark

French: Rachel Francis

RE: Rachel Francis

PE: Andrew Munday

ICT: Faye Turner

Music: Penny Turner

D&T: Rachel Francis

Early Years : Helen Roy

SENCO: Helen Roy

Educational Visits : Andrew Munday

Designated teacher for LAC : Sally Feihn

Pupil Premium 1:1 support:/Y7 Catch Up: Ann Martin

Sensory support teacher: Rachel Lalor





Speech and Language Therapy


Speech and Language therapist:

Laura Diedrick


Speech and language communications assistant:
April Warman


Private Independent Speech therapist:

Rachel Duncan