The Forum School

 

Greg Regan

Principal

Greg Regan

Telephone: 01258 860295

"Over the past 10 years, since qualifying as a teacher at Plymouth University, I have been fortunate to have been able  to teach in a variety of mainstream and special schools. Doing so, I have taught all key stages from reception through to Key Stage 5. I have thoroughly enjoyed teaching children across the age ranges and have relished the challenge of supporting children's learning across the curriculum, whatever their ability or age. 

 

In my recent post of Head Teacher of a non-maintained special school, I supported the school to rapidly improve as well as develop a true person-centred approach. I passionately believe that learning should be functional, meaningful and most importantly, fun!"

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Kerry Byron

Care Services Manager

Kerry Byron

Telephone: 01258 860295

"I have worked at the school for 18 years and have been the Registered Manager for the last two. I oversee the children's home within the school and am dedicated to working with our care staff team to support our children and young people to grow and develop. I fully appreciate that leaving your child in the trust of other adults is a challenging time and therefore we strive to ensure that good relationships are built with all parents and work to ensure that key information is communicated to you.

 

I recognise and promote that for the majority of the year, if not all, this is the children's home and we are privileged to be a part of their childhood. We recognise that each and every child at the school needs care and nurturing and we work with them and you to use individual strategies that best support their individual needs, thus striving to ensure they gain as much from their experience here as possible."

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Mark Ryder

Regional Education (Care) Lead

Mark Ryder

Telephone: 01258 860295

Mark joined Cambian in February 2019 as a Regional Education (Care) Lead. Prior to this role Mark was a Head of Care of a large SEN residential outstanding provision in Derbyshire. Mark qualified as a Social Worker in the early 90’s and has worked in both field and residential childcare for over 30 years. Mark has also worked as an inspector of children’s services for Ofsted and the CSCI for over 11 years. He is a strong advocate for children and aims to provide a safe, nurturing and stimulating environment for them to learn and live in. 

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Adrian Gyles Interim Deputy Head

Interim Head of Education

Adrian Gyles

Telephone: 01258 860295

"I am delighted to be the Head of Education here at The Forum School  as it is a wonderful school and home for children and young people, with passion and inclusion at its heart.

 

My vision is to give every student at the school exceptional learning experiences to enable them to fulfil their ambitions and to open the pathways they need to succeed. Every student here has the ability to do amazing things and we will unlock these hidden talents to allow the students to flourish in whatever pathways they choose. I have a profound belief that every student has the right to progressive education and the highly experienced and supportive team within the school community work exceptionally hard to deliver this vision.

 

I’ve been a school leader since 2006 both within mainstream education and the special education sector. I have extensive knowledge of the autistic spectrum as well as learners with social, emotional and mental health needs. I am totally committed to safeguarding children and how the school can ensure every learner is safe and successful.

 

I have a strong connection to helping communities, being involved in community and charity theatre projects as a Trustee and volunteer, this drives my continued ambition for the school to be a learning zone for the whole community as well as students and families."

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Lucie Wharton

Assistant Head Teacher

Lucie Wharton

Telephone: 01258 860295

"I qualified as a teacher 27 years ago, teaching primary school children in Leicester for 10 years, before moving to Dorset with my family.  Since then I have taught at the Forum School, across all key stages and abilities.  I had no idea what to expect when I first arrived at the Forum School gates, but have never looked back – enjoying every unique and rewarding experience.  I have continued to develop professionally whilst at the school, gaining my Master’s Degree in Education and, more recently, supporting the school as Assistant Head.  I am passionate about teaching and supporting our young people to develop their skills and knowledge – challenging them to achieve their goals, become as independent as possible and lead active lives as part of the community."

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Hannah Everard

Care Manager

Hannah Everard

Telephone: 01258 860295

"I am a Care Manager at The Forum School. I have worked at The Forum School for 15 years starting when I was just 18 years old.

 

Prior to starting at The Forum School I always enjoyed looking after children, helping them learn and grow and still do. I had a voluntary job at the local youth centre for 7 years, I did some peer mentoring and supported the young people in many areas from support with their foster care and families, activities, trips, relationships and friendships.  

 

My career at The Forum School started as a support worker and after completing my level 3 NVQ for caring for children and Young people (autism) I became a senior support worker. I then took the opportunity to become an assistant team manager and at the beginning of 2019 became one of The Forum School’s Care Managers. I love working at The Forum School and assuring the young people have a nurturing home environment to live in and thrive to achieve their personal best, enabling them to leave us with as many different skills as possible for their future as an adult."

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Ian Boxall Team Manager

Care Manager

Ian Boxall

Telephone: 01258 860295

“I have worked at the Forum School for the past 10 years, where I started  as a support worker. Previous to joining the school I had spent 15 years as an internal audit manager for a large retail furniture company, and prior to this I had been a store manager.

 

The reason I joined the school is that I believe that every child deserves the best care they can be given and I believe that the Forum school achieves this.”

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Mark Rogers

Care Manager

Mark Rogers

Telephone: 01258 860295

“I have worked in residential care settings since 1999 and have over 18 years of experience working with young people with an ASD diagnosis. My roles have included Support Worker, Assistant Team Manager, Team Manager and now Care Manager.

 

I am commmited to providing the highest quality care for young people and ensuring they have an environment which is supportive and nurturing.”

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Catherine Jones

Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Catherine Jones

Telephone: 01258 860295

Dr Catherine Jones provides psychological assessment of cognitive, behavioural and mental health needs and therapeutic interventions for students who are experiencing particularly complex difficulties relating to their mental health. Dr Jones works with students on an individual basis as well as working closely with education and care staff to support students indirectly.

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Kev Coleman

Senior Behaviour Support Coordinator

Kev Coleman

Telephone: 01258 860295

“I have been working for the Cambian Group for 12 years, 9 of these have been based at The Forum School. In my time at the school I have worked both within care and education as a manager and a teaching assistant before becoming a trainer in delivering MAPA. This role has enabled me to both use my knowledge any gain greater knowledge of how behaviour impacts both our students and intern impacts staff’s understanding of behaviours that can challenge. I am very driven and focused of the need to be proactive in promoting positive behaviour and reduce the use of physical interventions.

 

In my time away from work I am a very proud dad and enjoy spending time with the family. Any spare time outside of this in enjoy exploring the Dorset coast looking for new places to fish.”

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Dawn Storey Nurse

Senior School Nurse

Dawn Storey

Telephone: 01258 860295

"I have been a Nurse for over 30 years, with experience working with adults and children and young people in a variety of settings, from hospital inpatient to community based. I have worked in Mental Health rehab services, Blood and Transplant, Care of the Elderly, Occupational Therapy Services and for the last 11 years in School Nursing, in Bedfordshire and now in Dorset. I have project managed and delivered innovative practise and am always looking to improve and maintain high standards of care in whichever setting I am working in.

 

School Nursing is my passion. I have determination to act as the voice of Young people to ensure it is heard and listened to in providing care to support them to maintain healthy lives and to facilitate treatment plans collaborated with the whole multi-disciplinary team and Parents, to be implemented when ill health arises.

 

It is a privilege to be in a place to Nurse the Children and Young people in our care at The Forum School and one I do not take lightly. I am particularly passionate that our CYP are cared for in an environment of excellence and that they are given every provision to support them to access healthcare in a timely and appropriate manner. Our CYP have additional needs which necessitate us all to be able to work together, to note any behaviours which may signify that they are unwell and in need of support and to provide a comfortable, safe environment for them to receive treatment.

 

I work alongside other Health Professionals to provide GP clinics, Paediatrician clinics, immunisation programmes, advice and support to staff, awareness sessions for anaphylaxis and epilepsy and the education needed to administer Epi pens and Buccolam. Maintaining oversight on general health needs, including liaising with specialist dental services and paediatric wards for treatments, outpatient clinics, social care staff, as well as addressing Public Health Agendas throughout the school. I am determined to provide our Young People with the best possible chance to be healthy and safe."

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Claire Garden

Business Finance Manager

Claire Garden

Telephone: 01258 860295

“I have been working as a school business manager for the past 19 years in various academies and maintained schools around the country. Prior to this I spent many years in the finance industry. I love the diversity of my role and especially the interaction with the students that the Forum School promotes. My role consists largely of ensuring efficiency through effective management of finance and resources, but also ensuring a safe and nurturing environment for the young people in our care”.

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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 The Forum 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.