At Grove House School, the educational and therapeutic staff teams work collaboratively to ensure excellent outcomes for pupils.
The teams will grow each year to support the school’s growing numbers of pupils.
Miss Christodoulides is an experienced school leader. She has 8 years of experience in senior leadership roles, providing the vision and leadership necessary to ensure a high quality of education for pupils. She has extensive SEN experience and has worked with pupils from Key Stage 2 through to Key Stage 5 ensuring that the curriculum is appropriately tailored to the needs of each pupil. Her proven track record in leading staff teams and managing the input of other associated professionals will help her to foster effective collaboration between the staff teams at Grove House School.
Mrs Newton is a highly respected local special educational needs practitioner with over twenty years of teaching experience. At Grove House she uses her considerable experience as an outreach professional to coordinate the pastoral care at the school. She also takes responsibility for safeguarding, transitions and family support. Mrs Newton works as part of the Senior Management Team to ensure pupils are well-supported and their individual needs are met.
Mrs Tamsin Owens
Mrs Owens qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Deloitte, starting her career in audit and then moving into management consultancy, assisting businesses with their budgeting and forecasting. She has been a School Governor for 8 years in a local primary school and more recently for Grove House. Mrs Owens works with the other senior leaders to ensure the successful and effective operation of the school.
Mrs Natasha Ivey
Speech and Language Therapist
Mrs Ivey qualified with a Masters in Speech and Language Therapy in 2009. She has considerable experience working for the NHS, in mainstream schools and Special School settings with children ranging in age from 2-18 years of age. At Grove House she works and ensures that other members of the Therapy team work collaboratively with other staff groups within the school to enable students to access learning and training opportunities in order for them to develop skills which will support them academically, through adolescence and into adulthood. She undertakes and overseas in-depth assessment, the development of therapy programmes, delivery of small group and whole class therapy sessions, support of student’s needs within a range of lessons and the training needs of staff members to ensure that the school in a Total Communication Environment and to ensure consistent approaches to speech, language and communication difficulties are used.
Four experienced teachers act as form teachers and work collectively to deliver the school’s broad and balanced curriculum. Each has a number of years of experience working in both mainstream and SEN settings. All teaching staff hold Qualified Teacher Status.
Two speech and language therapists work to support the school’s pupils. An Occupational Therapist works at the school for three days a week.
A team of 14 Learning Support Assistants/Higher Level Teaching Assistants work as part of the collaborative team to support pupils’ needs in the classroom.
The school is also supported by a Site Manager, a Catering Manager, Midday Supervisor and an Admin Team consisting of a Business Support Manager, a Admin Assistant, a Personal Assistant and a Receptionist.