Cambian Wisbech School
Simon Paynter

Head Teacher

Simon Paynter

Telephone: 01945 427276

My name is Simon Paynter and I have been the Headteacher of the Cambian Wisbech School since 2023. I have worked in education for over 25 years and have spent the previous 12 years in a senior leadership position at an area special school in Cambridgeshire.

I have successfully managed teams spanning the 3-19 age provision and have a proven track record in managing complex cases involving students, staff, and parents, collaborating effectively with external agencies and stakeholders to ensure comprehensive support.

In 2017 I was accredited as a Specialist Leader in Education (SLE) with my primary focus being Behaviour and Attitudes.

I am passionate about achieving positive outcomes for all learners regardless of their starting point of their school journey.

Outside of work, I enjoy cooking, nature and wildlife, walking my dogs and film.



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.


Jennie Sharp School Administrator

Senior 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

Deputy Head Teacher

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.


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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