Cambian Tyldesley School

Head Teacher

Vicky Heaton

Telephone: 01942 877660

"Vicky is the head teacher at Cambian Tyldesley School. She started with Cambian Group as a teaching assistant. She has many years’ experience of working with young people who are challenging and from difficult backgrounds or in the care system. She has a BA Hons in Community Studies,has completed her PGCE with QTLS in Professional English, and has many other qualifications that she has gained along the way such as ESOL and Safeguarding at Level 5. 

She is currently enrolled to complete a PHD in Education which is researching the difficulties some young people experience within education. She loves her job and looks forward to coming in to work, it is very challenging at times but the outcomes the young people can achieve if given the right support is endless."



Pastoral Lead

Cathy Westwell

Telephone: 01942 877660

"Cathy joined Cambian in January 2015. Cathy has previously worked in various sectors including local authority. The majority of her career has been spent working in residential care with young people whom have significant SEMH. She has also worked with young people with significant learning disabilities. As a former Care home manager, Cathy is very passionate and enthusiastic about education identifying as an important tool in the development of the young persons who she has previously worked with in residential. Cathy and her teams always encouraged her young persons to access education and to gain as many qualifications as possible, as this is the key to their future. 

Cathy has also supported young people to access schools, colleges and universities and has watched proudly as they achieved despite having come from many difficult situations and circumstances. Cathy’s mantra to young people she works with is that education is king and whatever else happens no one can take this away from you so use it to the fullest. Cathy believes she is fortunate to have come to work at Tyldesley School and the team here is caring and extremely passionate about the educational outcomes for all our students. 

Cathy looks forward to continuing to improve the school and the outcomes for students as part of this creative and forward thinking team."




Tanya Jennings

Telephone: 01942 877660

"Tanya starting working for Cambian Tyldesley School in January 2017 as the school’s Administrator. Tanya has over 10 years’ experience within customer service. At Tyldesley School, Tanya is responsible for collaborating with teachers, teaching assistants and Parents to support their child through their educational Journey. Tanya works closely alongside many external providers and professionals too. During her 2 years at Tyldesley School, Tanya’s job role has evolved and grown within the organisation. She has taken on many new responsibilities and challenges from recruitment, to liaising with all Headteachers on behalf of the Education Regional Lead. Tanya is proud to be a part of the team that provides creative, engaging, and bespoke learning experiences for the children in our care."


General Enquiries


Telephone: 0800 138 1184


Governance Board

Termly Governance Board meetings are held at Cambian Tyldesley 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 here or by 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.