Cambian Wisbech School

Head Teacher

Simon Paynter

Telephone: 01945 427276



James Wisbech

Deputy Head Teacher

James Wright

James has 16 years’ experience delivering outstanding provision as a College Lecturer, Advanced Practitioner and Curriculum Leader. He Joined Wisbech School in 2021 as a teacher for PE, Employability and Duke of Edinburgh and uses his experience to support and equip our young people transition to further education and be prepared for the world of work. Having trained an Olympian and competed internationally, he is passionate in supporting young people developing positive behaviours, routines and becoming more resilient and aware of their physical and mental wellbeing. James was appointed as Deputy Head in 2023 and is excited to learn and develop in his new role.      



Site Lead Key Stage 3/4

Debbie Lee

Telephone: 01945 427276

Debbie has worked in a variety of education settings over the past 20 years with the majority of her career spent in special schools. Debbie has taught a wide range of subjects during her career including English, EFL, history, science, PSHE, ASDAN and Food Technology. She has held the post of assistant SenCo for the past seven years at Cambian Wisbech School and is also part of the senior leadership team. Debbie is committed to helping all of the young people at the school to obtain the best opportunities to achieve their goals.


Matthew Braginton Site Lead

Site Lead Key Stage 2

Matthew Braginton

Matthew joined Wisbech school in the beginning of 2019 after spending 12 years working in the Justice system specialising in working with people who struggled with multiple complex behaviour issues. Having spent time volunteering to be a chair of governors for a primary school setting Matthew felt a new desire to move into education. Joining initially as a T.A, Matthew has now progressed to become Site Lead for Key Stage 2 students.

Matthew has found this a pleasure and continues to thoroughly enjoy working with the students within the school.


Jennie Sharp School Administrator


Jennie Sharp

Telephone: 01945 427276

Jennie has been the school’s administrator since joining Cambian in July 2016. Jennie’s background is that of 23 years working in the travel trade, but then moved into education in 2007 working for the Skills for Life Team at the College of West Anglia, Wisbech Campus. She held various roles such as an administrator, Tutor of Maths, Learning Coach and finally as a Progress Coach. Jennie is a dedicated member of the team and her knowledge of the surrounding local area and her organisation skills come in very useful in the school. Jennie enjoys working alongside the staff and with the students when possible.


Naomi Flaherty SENCO


Naomi Flaherty

Naomi joined the school in September 2009 and qualified as a Teaching Assistant. As Naomi was keen to become a teacher and enjoys undertaking new courses to build her knowledge, she continued studying, became an instructor delivering English and qualified as a teacher. As Naomi is passionate about supporting students with special educational needs she took on the role of SENCO in September 2020 and joined the senior leadership team.


Pastoral Manager

To be appointed


General Enquiries


Telephone: 0161 507 3723


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Governance Board

Termly Governance Board meetings are held at Cambian Wisbech 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, challenges and progress against school improvement reports


✓ 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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