Our staff

Our dedicated staff are led by the Beacon leadership team.

Leadership team

Neil Birch

Mr Neil Birch Executive Head Teacher

Leads on all aspects of strategic leadership, the CLASS Teaching School Alliance, Kent Association of Special Schools (KASS), Co-operative Schools Network.

Tanya Lees

Tanya Lees Head of School

Leads on day to day running of the school, provision, standards, progress, achievement, behaviour.

Sarah Reardon

Sarah Reardon Business Development Manager

Leads on all financial, personnel, catering and premises, bid writing, and new build.

Lynda Evans

Lynda Evans Assistant Head

Leads the Specialist Teaching team, district support for mainstream schools, outreach.

Irene White

Irene White Assistant Head

Leads on all aspects of provision, standards, progress, achievement, behaviour within key stages EY-3.

Mel Winter

Mel Winter Assistant Head

Leads on all aspects of provision, standards, progress, achievement, behaviour within key stages 4-6.

Jimmy Peters

Mr Jimmy Peters Multi Agency Leader

Leads on all aspects of multi agency support including healthcare, PEPs and parental liaison.

Mr Ady Young Head of Support and Development

Leads on training, coaching, research, EHCPs, safeguarding, children in care, support for schools, partnerships.

Leaders of learning

In addition, we will haveĀ 8 ‘Leaders of Learning’ who will focus on improving learning within their specific area of specialism.

Jackie McFarnell

Jackie McFarnell Behaviour and Learning Leader

Lisa Clutterbuck

Lisa Clutterbuck Leader of Learning

Casey Fletcher

Casey Fletcher Leader of Learning

Keely Waight

Keely Waight Leader of Learning

Karen Hacker

Karen Hacker Leader of Learning

Shane Donovan

Mr Shane Donovan Leader of Learning

Russell Ames

Mr Russell Ames Leader of Learning and Improving Learning

Ben Walker

Mr Ben Walker Leader of Learning