Potterspury Lodge School


Sarah Stacey

I started my career in 2003 working with young people with Autism and challenging behaviours in a residential setting, before transferring my skills and experience to the education sector. Starting as a teaching assistant and quickly working my way up to leadership positions, I have worked in primary and secondary settings both within mainstream and special education. I have developed an unwavering belief that every child has the right to an education which meets their needs and prepares them for their own individual futures no matter their barriers or difficulties in learning; an ethos I continue today.


I've wanted to be Principal at Potterspury Lodge for many yeards and look forward to supporting our young people to achieve their personal best and prepare them for their futures as they move towards adulthood.


Regional Education Lead

Jarlath O’Brien

I originally trained as a science teacher and taught physics in a comprehensive school before making the move to special education. I am an experienced former special school headteacher, executive headteacher and regional director. I have a first class honours degree in physics, a PGCE, and hold the National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH). I have worked in special schools for children with a wide range of needs including learning disabilities, autism and social, emotional and mental health needs.


Regional Care Lead

James Watson

Having started my career in children’s social care over 16 years ago, I have worked in both the care and education sector, championing the cause of Children's Social Care and Special Educational Needs (SEN). I have held positions such as Vice Principal, DSL and Head of Care at a prominent residential school, Registered manager for children's homes and an independent consultant for children's homes services.


My academic accolades include a Master's in Business Administration (MBA) and a member of the Chartered Managers Institute. As well as leadership and management for health and social care for children and young people. Throughout my journey, I've been instrumental in fostering quality, safety, and well-being across various institutions. My leadership style, deeply rooted in inclusivity, collaboration, and resilience, ensures every team I lead excels in delivering exceptional care and education to those we serve.


Head of Education

Ben Billington

I am privileged and proud to have been appointed Head of Education at Potterspury Lodge School. I have almost twenty years of experience in education, in both mainstream and special needs settings, ranging from History Teacher, to Assistant Principal.


I think that the measure of any society can be judged how the most vulnerable are  treated. I am a passionate believer in championing the most vulnerable people in society, and will do everything within my professional capacity to ensure that the students at Potterspury Lodge receive the best curriculum offer possible.


One of the biggest growth areas for the school, over the next few years, will be developing the personal curriculum pathways and preparing our students to be independent and ready for the world of work.


General Enquiries

Email: ccs.referrals@cambiangroup.com

Telephone: 0161 507 3723


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


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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