We would like to welcome you to some of our staff.
HeadteacherAfter trying various careers and realising I didn’t want to do any of them, I started teaching in Poplar East London in 1989 and have worked in Primary, Special and Secondary schools as well as time as an advisory teacher in Tower Hamlets. I love teaching and see it as a way of improving life chances. I moved here in January 2015 from a mainstream school in sunny Weston super Mare. I am proud and excited to be the Head of Tor School at a really important time in the school’s history. All young people regardless of background or ability should be given the opportunity to succeed and be the best they can be. Being part of this school enables me to help them achieve that.
Assistant Head Teacher
I love teaching and working with young people. I started my career as a Science teacher in a Wiltshire school in 1992. Five years later I moved to Ansford School in Somerset and held a number of roles including Head of Science and Assistant Headteacher. I have always enjoyed working with the more vulnerable students and wanted to develop my career in this direction. I worked for the Autism team in Somerset for four years and then was lucky enough to get the job of Head of the Mendip Link Education Centre which I started in September 2014. It is such a privilege to work with the staff and students at Tor School. I passionately believe that all young people have the right to a high quality education that gives them the opportunity to become happy successful adults.
Parent and Family Support Advisor
After university I had various roles working with the homeless and the mentally ill, and have a Diploma in Gestalt Counselling, I’ve been working with children and families for just over a decade now. This has included four years working with teenagers who misuse substances, three years with Sure Start in Southampton, and three years as Pastoral Co-ordinator at a large, successful Hampshire comprehensive school.
I joined Tor School, (formerly the Mendip Partnership School), in December 2014; I enjoy the creativity and strong team ethos here. My job – working closely with teachers and others – is to work alongside mums, dads and carers, supporting families in helping their youngsters get the maximum benefit from their education, and in managing the struggles and maximising the joys of parenthood. It’s a role I greatly enjoy – and no two days at work are the same, because no two youngsters or families are the same.