New Elizabethan School
Sara Ferguson

Head Teacher

Sara Ferguson

Telephone: 01299 250258

"I am proud and privileged to be the Headteacher at New Elizabethan School. I have been part of the school community since 2017 and have seen the school community grow during that time. I have spent much of my teaching career working with young people who are facing significant challenges and It is a joy to see the students at New Elizabethan make immense progress both academically, socially and emotionally.

We see it as our responsibility to promote the skills of our students, to broaden their interests and to develop their personal qualities. To do this we aim to foster confidence, perseverance, tolerance and integrity; to enhance communication skills; to encourage teamwork; and to promote an open-minded and outward-looking mentality so that all students are ready to make a really positive contribution to their wider community once they are ready to move out into the wider world."

 

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Emma Rennie

Assistant Head Teacher

Emma Rennie

I joined CNES in Sept 2020 as the Assistant Headteacher with the responsibility for Teaching & Learning. I am keen to drive forward the Quality of Education within our school, ensuring that all students reach their full potential during their time with us.

Having spent 14 years as a teacher in mainstream education, I have a wealth of experience in pastoral care, safeguarding, inclusion and SEND.  I have been part of senior leadership teams for over 8 years in two very different settings.  These opportunities have enabled me to strengthen my leadership skills and my ability to secure the best possible outcomes for all of the learners I serve. 

More recently I have commenced the study of a Master’s in Education specialising in Inclusion and SEND.  Combined with my role at CNES I am now able to bring to the forefront my passion for supporting young people with SEND.  I am excited to embark on this new journey with a talented group of colleagues who demonstrate commitment and care towards our students at all times.    

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Martin Roadknight

Deputy Head (Head of Education)

Martin Roadknight

Telephone: 01299 250258

"I Joined CNES as Deputy Head (Head of Education) in September 2018. I have enjoyed a twenty year career in teaching to this point and have specialised in behaviour and pastoral care for the last ten years. My career has included roles in SLT at mainstream schools with responsibilities for areas such as safeguarding, attendance, behaviour, inclusion, SEN and enrichment. Within my previous role I worked closely with the schools mainstream autistic base and this involvement led to my interest in developing the life chances for pupils facing barriers to learning.

 

In addition to my work in my previous schools I have worked with local authorities supporting on Special Educational Needs panels and behaviour and attendance panels. I also sit on the management board of a Pupil Referral Unit for pupils with a medical need in Sandwell. I believe that all students have the opportunity to succeed at a level appropriate to them and we at CNES are in a fantastic position to develop the whole young person and give them the tools to do this."

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Sarah Starbuck

Highly Specialist Speech & Language Therapist

Sarah Starbuck

Telephone: 01299 250258

“Hello, my job as the Speech and Language Therapist in school is to assess the students to give a profile of their speech, language and social communication needs. The students then have targets that are worked towards as a whole school approach. Every day is varied from running group interventions, 1:1 sessions, staff training, classroom support and observation to general advice and strategies. The main goal is to be an integrated member of the team that is able to up skill others to offer an inclusive communication environment for our students, enabling them to access the school day, curriculum and social situations to the best of their ability”.

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Gillian Lynes

Highly Specialist Occupational Therapist

Gillian Lynes

Telephone: 01299 250258

“My role as the schools Occupational Therapist is to primarily address the sensory processing needs of the students. This is achieved through assessment, intervention, setting student-led goals and measuring outcomes. It may involve adaptations for the individual, the task, the environment or the use of specialist equipment.  Interventions may be working in 1:1 sessions or in groups and are integrated into the school day. Our whole school approach to therapy ensures continuity in service provision and supports each child to learn personal self-regulation techniques. Other areas I can support with include handwriting and fine and gross motor skills.”

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Annalise Marcarelli

Registered Mental Health Nurse

Annalise Marcarelli

"I’m Annalise and I am a Registered Mental Health Nurse, My role within CNES as a mental health practitioner is to support all of our young people’s mental health and emotional wellbeing. I provide this support in a number of different ways, this can be on a 1:1 basis, group sessions or on a crisis intervention basis. I am available to facilitate staff training and provide support and advice for both the staff and students when needed. My role may include providing a link between CAMHS services and CNES dependant on the young person’s needs."

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Emma Woodman

Thrive Practitioner

Emma Woodman

"Hi I’m Emma Thrive Practitioner at New Elizabethan. We use the Thrive approach within school to support our students with their emotional and social development through 1-1 and group sessions exploring play, joy, creativity and the arts. Thrive is a whole school approach which aims to help our students to become more emotionally resilient so that they are better equipped to deal with life’s ups and downs. THRIVE works alongside our wonderful education, therapeutic and pastoral department’s to enhance our students’ overall school experience and support them in life and learning."

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Georgia Bartlett

Speech and Language Therapist

Georgia Bartlett

"Hi, I’m Georgia and I am a Speech and Language Therapist at CNES. My role here is to maximize the student’s speech, language, and communication abilities in order to develop independence and engagement in activities of daily living. I work alongside Sarah to support good practice across the universal, targeted and specialist approaches we offer at CNES. A role of mine is to help develop the young people’s understanding and use of language as well as exploring their social communication. Therefore, my role will be different for each young person depending on their therapeutic need and so I may offer; 1:1 direct work with pupils, group sessions, staff development training, classroom support, and/or general advice and strategies. The support offered is structured for the individual and is embedded into their school curriculum with close liaison with families, carers and my MDT colleagues to ensure the best outcome for the young person."

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Louise Warrener

Therapeutic Education Assistant

Louise Warrener

Telephone: 01299 250258

 “Hi, I’m Louise and I am the Therapeutic Education Assistant here at CNES. My role is to support the team in providing a clinical service to the young people here at school. I offer support through 1:1 sessions, groups, and observations. I also provide training and advice to staff, and classroom support via co-teaching projects. I am a trained Mindfulness and Meditation Practitioner and can offer this practice across all phases of the school. I am a student counsellor and a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP). I work with our team to help support our young people’s self-regulation, communication and emotional wellbeing.”

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Ioanna Georgantidou

Yoga and Massage Therapist

Ioanna Georgantidou

Hi I’m Ioanna and I am the yoga and massage therapist here at CNES. My role is to provide our students with Yoga Therapy on a 1:1 basis or in small groups, sessions are integrated into the school day. Through Yoga, breathing techniques and relaxation I help the students to improve their motor planning and control, along with their self-awareness, wellbeing and emotional balance. The students have targets to achieve during the year and I also can provide them with audio relaxation and stress relief techniques.

As a school we support each child, using different approaches depending on their difficulties.

I’m also a qualified massage therapist for people with special needs. I offer the children therapeutic massage through the means of traditional Indian head massage to nurture them on an emotional, mental and physical level. Having these session helps them to release the ‘fab four hormones’ into the body: oxytocin, serotonin, dopamine and endorphin.

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General Enquiries

Email: ccs.referrals@cambiangroup.com

Telephone: 0161 507 3723

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Governance Board

Termly Governance Board meetings are held at New Elizabethan 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

 

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.

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