Meet the Team
Interim Head of Education
Claudine Cowell is the English and Humanities Teacher at Brook View School and has worked at the school since 2020. Prior to joining the Cambian Group, Claudine worked for the Local Authority for 9 years as a 16-25 Officer for young people with SEN. She gained further experience working as a Learning Support Assistant before changing career and qualifying as a secondary school teacher.
She is a dual specialist and alongside her Secondary PGCE with QTS, has an Arts and Humanities degree specialising in Creative Writing and Classical Studies. Claudine has also trained as a DSL and is a subject specialist mentor for our trainee teachers.
Claudine leads on SMSC within school and also co-ordinates tutorials, enrichment days and runs the School Council with a focus on pupil wellbeing and voice. Claudine promotes literacy and reading across the curriculum.
She is proud to be a part of the team at Brook View providing engaging and bespoke learning experiences for all of our young people.
My name is Scott, I teach Music, Media and Performing Arts at Brook View but I am also interested in Computers and Movies and run these in After School Clubs. I have worked for over 20 years with Children and young adults, many of who require additional support for their learning needs. My lessons provide our young people with a creative outlet through fun, interactive and inspiring projects which allows the Young People I work with to be inspired and build their confidence.
I love to sing, play pianos and drums and I enjoy playing music with our learners and have even helped some pupils write their own songs.
I am committed to helping Young People at Brook View School learn many things about musical instruments and how to play them through singing and making videos and animations. I also help Young People express themselves through music and performances such as shows and becoming a DJ.
Mairi is a Level 3 SEN Teaching Assistant at Brook View School.
Mairi has many years’ experience working with vulnerable young people within educational settings covering SEMH, ASD and SLD. Prior to joining the Cambian Group, Mairi owned her own childminding business which was graded Outstanding by Ofsted. Mairi has also worked as a Deputy Manager of a nursery school.
Mairi leads on Animal Care within school and takes good care of our onsite pets.
Mairi is committed to helping all of the young people at Brook View in order that they can obtain the best opportunities to achieve their goals.
Sammy Morgan is an Instructor and Trainee teacher at Brook View School and joined the team in 2021. Sammy is currently undertaking a PGCE in Education and Training.
Instructor and Trainee Teacher
Yvonne Rigby is an Instructor and Trainee teacher at Brook view school and joined the team in 2021. Yvonne leads in Science and Forest school, whilst also delivering PSHE and RSE topics.
Yvonne is also Library lead and pupil transitions mentor. Yvonne is currently undertaking a PGCE in Education and training. Yvonne is passionate about delivering the best opportunities to all young people and is proud to be part of the Brook view team.
Instructor and Trainee Teacher
‘My name is Andy and I am an Instructor and Trainee Teacher at Brook View School. I have worked in SEN settings since 2016 and lead in Art, Design and Technology as well as setting up the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme. I have a great interest in model aircraft and horticulture but I am especially interested in photography and painting where I create many wonderful landscapes and designs. I also manage the displays in the school which change regularly.’
Telephone: 0161 507 3723
Termly Governance Board meetings are held at Cambian Brook View 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, 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
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.