Potterspury Lodge School


Jenny Nimmo

Telephone: 01908 542912

“Jenny joins Cambian Potterspury Lodge with a portfolio of Leadership experience as a Headteacher, Deputy Headteacher, Education Consultant, and Local Authority Manager across Maintained, Independent, and Special Schools.  Her recent leadership roles have included the successful removal of special measures in two schools who both went onto achieve Ofsted “Good” judgements in every category alongside Inclusion Manager for a London Council which involved working with 75 Ofsted rated Good and Outstanding Schools.  As an alumni of Ambition Institute’s flagship Future Leaders scheme which trains School Leaders, Jenny strongly believes in ensuring that all students are enabled and encouraged to achieve their potential and develop individual gifts and talents. 


As a former Sixth Form Leader Jenny is committed to ensuring that each individual is supported throughout their time at the school so that Cambian Potterspury Lodge students at Post 16 and Post 18 benefit from an individual tailored transition into Apprenticeships, Employment, and further Education placements in their communities.  Jenny is resolute that strong CEIAG (Careers, Education, Information, Advice, and Guidance) for each individual throughout their time at Potterspury Lodge supports a successful pathway to adulthood and nurtures aspirations.”


Regional Educational Lead (East)

Kicha Mitchell

Telephone: 07711 766176

“I am delighted to support the Pottersbury Lodge School as the Regional Education Lead.  I am accountable overall to the Managing Director of Education for providing strategic leadership across all aspects of the organisation, for providing support and challenge for the senior leaders and for promoting a culture of accountability and constant improvement.  As an educator with over twenty five years, I am passionate about raising the aspiration, achievement and attainment for all.  I am committed to working with parents, staff, local authorities and all other stakeholders to ensure highest standard is achieved for all our students.”


Regional Care Lead

Mark Ryder

Telephone: 07551 156390

"I work with Potterspury Lodge School as a regional Cambian lead specialising in SEN residential care. My main priorities are to provide guidance and line management support to the Head of Care as well as support the wider senior management team with Kicha Mitchel. I have worked in residential care for many years as both a Head of Care for an outstanding service as well as a formal social care Ofsted manager and inspector. I am passionate about ensuring each young person are provided with high quality care in a nurturing and safe environment."


Assistant Head Teacher - Behaviour

Luke Evans

Telephone: 01908 542912

“I have had the pleasure of being at Potterspury Lodge School for two years now and am responsible for overseeing behaviour in the school. I have experience in working in a range of school settings, from specialist private schools to specialist SEMH schools. For many of our pupils, school can be a daunting and overwhelming experience. My focus is to ensure that our wonderful setting is the best it can be to offer every pupil the opportunity to feel safe, confident to be themselves and to have an environment conducive to learning.”


Head of Education (Interim)

Emma Butler

Telephone: 01908 542912

“I have been at Potterspury Lodge School for nearly two years now and have welcomed the opportunity to support the young people both as a teacher and as a member of the Senior Leadership Team. Our core values of Dream, Believe, Achieve are something which I hold very dear and my ethos of working with everyone involved with a young person to ensure they reach their potential drives all the decisions we make in school. My background of teaching in an outstanding mainstream provision drives the academic progress of our young people and this sits alongside the robust pastoral and therapeutic support which is built into everyday life in school. I remain very excited to be part of this wonderful school and am very much looking forward to working with all our young people in the future.”


General Enquiries

Email: cambianeducation@cambiangroup.com

Telephone: 0800 138 1184


Governance Board

Termly Governance Board meetings are held at Potterspury Lodge School to ensure that the management of the school is closely scrutinised and held to account in all areas of responsibility.


The agenda comprises of:


✓ Voice of the Child - student feedback


✓ Head Teachers Highlight Report outlining achievements and challenges and progress against school improvement report


✓ Outcomes for Children and Young People - Care


✓ Outcomes for Children and Young People - Education


✓ Outcomes for Children and Young People - Therapy


✓ Commercial Performance


✓ Staffing and Personnel


✓ Estates Report


✓ IT report


Chair of the board is Chris Strong who is contactable on chris.strong@cambiangroup.com or phone: 0208 735 6150


The Governance Board contain key individuals from outside and within the school who attend this meeting each term and parental and staff feedback is always welcomed.