New Elizabethan School
Craig Moreton

Head Teacher

Craig Moreton

Telephone: 01299 250258

"I am proud to work at the Cambian New Elizabethan School, let alone have the honour and the privilege of being the Head Teacher.

 

Since September 2014 the school has been on an incredible journey successfully, seeing improved facilities and growing number and we are very proud of our ‘Good’ Ofsted report from November 2017. We are now on our journey to what we hope will be an ‘Outstanding’ rating in our next inspection. For me that is not the main thrust of what we about as a school, it is about having a happy, vibrant and safe environment that ensures positive outcomes for all students. Cambian New Elizabethan School is well placed to meet the needs of students aged 7 to 19 years with communication difficulties, including those with an ASC and other associated conditions.



Cambian New Elizabethan School provides a personalised curriculum which is designed to meet the needs of individual students, providing them with the right support mechanisms to ensure that they can succeed, socially, emotionally and academically.



Students are provided with a diverse range of learning experiences, delivered by well qualified and experienced teachers and assistants, which are based on the National Curriculum. Small teaching groups, coupled with opportunities for individualised support, and access to a qualified clinical team, including onsite Speech and Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Psychology and Mental Health Support help us to ensure positive outcomes.



All students leave with a range of qualifications, including GCSEs and BTECs, as well as other nationally recognised awards, including OCN, NCFE and ASDAN, opportunities for completing work based learning. For some students, we recognise that attending school, managing relationships positively and working with others can present tremendous difficulties, however our trained staff team can help with these difficulties, assisting students to be able to adapt and succeed beyond education and have meaningful and fulfilling lives within society. All of our students go on to destinations such as colleges of further education; many have the potential to attend and complete university courses. We have a dedicated Post 16 study centre where a range of pathway choices will be available for all students. The School is adept at meeting individual needs and we work very hard to support a diverse range of needs and difficulties.



We understand that choosing the right school for your child can be a difficult decision and to support with this process, we would welcome your visit by appointment, to find out more about our school and decide if it is the best available for your child. We have access to Parent Liaison Officers within the wider Cambian Group and a Family Support Worker based within the school who can offer further support and guidance about choosing the right school and getting the correct internal and external support for your child. We always extend a warm welcome to all of our visitors and this would provide a good opportunity to look at our school, meet some students and staff as well as find answers to those questions not easily answered in a prospectus.



I look forward to meeting you in the near future."

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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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Sara Ferguson

Deputy Head & SENCo

Sara Ferguson

Telephone: 01299 250258

"Sara is Deputy Headteacher and SENCo and has a wealth of experience of child-centered practice in both mainstream and special education. She has worked as a specialist in Physical Education for most of her career, teaching a wide range of sports across all phases and ability ranges. She has also been a successful Key Stage Leader, practicing widely with a range of students and their families. Most recently she was SENCo in a large comprehensive school before joining Cambian New Elizabethan to further her interests in special education."

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Jade Berrow

Assistant Head Teacher

Jade Berrow

Telephone: 01299 250258

"I have enjoyed a range of roles here as class teacher, Phase Leader and, more recently, head of Teaching and Learning. I have also supported and overseen the development of several Newly Qualified Teachers, to begin their journey within teaching. I work closely with all staff in a range of ways to help continually develop practice across the school, supporting everyone to achieve their personal best.

 

I have had the pleasure of working in both mainstream and SEN settings, with students of all abilities and needs, thus, developing a broad knowledge of education, strategies, teaching and progress. I have supported bespoke curriculums tailored to suit students’ needs and interests, allowing inclusion and helping students to access education in a way they may not have previously experienced.

 

My personal education background and journey enabled me to experience non-mainstream settings as a student myself, enabling me to have a level of appreciation and understanding of some of the challenges students can face on a daily basis. In turn, this allows greater understanding of behaviours and communications, allowing the appropriate support to be implemented, developing overall wellbeing. It has shaped my personal ethos of the importance of happiness and security within the school environment to allow effective communication and learning to take place.

 

My passion for supporting all young people to grow means I approach each student as an individual and support them, along with others, to unlock their potential, develop their confidence, and explore strategies to suit their needs, ensuring their social and emotional development positively influences their academic studies.

 

At CNES, our multi-team approach enables us to provide a unique support package for our students and families, with the individual’s needs at the core. I come to CNES every day excited to make a difference, providing the support that all young people are entitled to."

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Michelle Elliott

Business Manager

Michelle Elliott

Telephone: 01299 250258

"Hi, I’m Michelle and I have worked at Cambian New Elizabethan School since 2012.  My role as School Business Manager is varied and my responsibilities include HR, School Finance, Health & Safety & Facilities Management.  In addition to this, I am Exams Officer and one of the School Designated Safeguarding Lead’s.  No two days are ever the same at CNES - I love to learn and absolutely adore my job!

 

As my eldest son has a diagnosis’s of Asperger’s, ADHD and Epilepsy, I have valuable life experience enabling me to empathise with many of our Parents/Carers and the journeys they have taken leading them to CNES. I am passionate about raising awareness and an understanding of ASD, fighting for the rights of children and ensuring that education is a positive experience that enables everyone to fulfil their potential."

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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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Emily Watson

Mental Health Practitioner

Emily Watson

Telephone: 01299 250258

“Hi, I’m Emily and I’m a Registered Mental Health Nurse. My role as Mental Health Practitioner at CNES is to monitor and support the mental state and wellbeing of the young people in our school. I provide support on an assessment basis in order to meet the individual needs of the student. This may be through regular 1:1 or group sessions, by responding to crisis interventions as and when required and by providing staff training and general support and advice. I work closely alongside CAMHS and liaise with other mental health professionals to encourage support for the students.”

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Alexandra Crawford

Clinical Psychologist

Dr Alexandra Crawford

Telephone: 01299 250258

“Hello, I’m Alex and I am a HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist at Cambian New Elizabethan School. My role is to lead on the psychological, emotional health and wellbeing provision of support for our pupils in collaboration with the other members of the MDT, education staff, and importantly our pupils and their families. In order to promote the emotional health and wellbeing of our pupils all levels of therapeutic need must be supported, and CNES provides this support through an integrated therapeutic approach to education. Therefore, my role will be different for each young person depending on their therapeutic need and so I may for example offer 1:1 direct work with pupils, group work, indirect/consultation support and will also offer training around psychological approaches/theory and interventions.”

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Charlotte Shepherd

Assistant Psychologist

Charlotte Shepherd

Telephone: 01299 250258

“Hi, my job as the Assistant Psychologist is to support the Clinical Psychologist in providing a psychology service to Cambian New Elizabethan School. My main focus is to promote students psychological wellbeing and provide support to reduce psychological distress. This is achieved by developing a shared understanding of an area of concern and support the implementation of monitoring and intervention. Interventions are tailored to the individual and may include 1:1 sessions, group work, behaviour monitoring or providing training and advice to staff when needed.”

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Louise Warrener

Therapy Assistant

Louise Warrener

Telephone: 01299 250258

“Hi, I’m Louise and I am the Therapy 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 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 work with our team to help support our young people’s self-regulation, communication and emotional wellbeing.”

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General Enquiries

Email: cambianeducation@cambiangroup.com

Telephone: 0800 138 1184

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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

 

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.