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Staff

SENIOR LEADERSHIP TEAM

 

KAY JONES

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Kay Jones is a founding director and remains Managing Director today with a strong presence in the day to day running and development of The Lifehouse.  Her main focus areas are business and financial management, human resources, therapeutic curriculum and safeguarding lead. Outside of school Kay is passionate about her horses, european travel and a good book! As a mum of four, she loves being surrounded by her family and now also devotes some time to her grandchildren.

 

MEG JONES

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Meg Jones, also a founding Director, is Headteacher and leads all academic curriculum and school development decisions. She is the SENCO and lead practioner for reviews for EHCPs and Statements of Special Needs. Meg is a phenomenal energy pack and always entirely child focused in her aspirations for outcomes and improvement. Meg is also a Duke of Edinburgh award assessor and enjoys walking the coastal path of Wales, attending festivals with family and friends and generally having fun! 

 

NICI JONES

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Nici Jones, Assistant Head joined the team in 2015, and has taken on the role of Qualification manager and enuring transitions for the upper school are planned, giving each pupil the best opportunity for a succesful future. Nici is a specialist maths teacher and also an experienced ICT tutor, although her interest in Ancient History and the Classics has also lead to some interesting additions to our curriulum.  In her free time Nici enjoys her rare breed farming and adding to her collection!

 

FIONA DAVIES

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Fiona Davies, Assistant Head took a real career change when she left being Head of Faculty at Welshpool High School to step into the world of Specialist Education.  Fiona has brought with her a wealth of knowledge that has guided school improvement.  She has  a particular interest in 'Teaching and Learning' and was a lead practioner in Wales in the field of Drama. A keen farmer, Fiona loves her rural heritage and we all enjoy sharing her home grown beef and pork! Yum! 

 

KATE BROOME

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Kate Broome is an exceptional jewel in our crown!  Kate is a psychodynamic practitioner and all of her work is underpinned by current attachment theory. Her main roles include facilitating and delivering training, practice development, consultancy and relationship based advice, and client centred therapeutic services to care and education providers, families and professionals. She can work directly with children in 1:1 or group forums. She also works directly with the staff team in dynamic group supervision and practise development forums. Additionally she also provides support and mentoring to parents/carers, foster and adopting parents. Kate has many years of experience working in some of the most reputable companies in Britain, and has also worked on projects for the government.  She is now a member of the senior team and leads our therapeutic services. 

Kate enjoys a rural lifestyle, living in the beautiful Tanat Valley with her family and a small entourage of animals.  She loves walking and chilling with friends. Nice!

 

JOE DAVIES

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Joe Davies has been with The Lifehouse from its earliest days. Wholly committed to each child having a positive expereince, Joe manaeges the day to day 'shop floor' optimising staff time and pupil experience. A voice of common sense and reason, Joe's pragmatic take on life is a real assett in our team.

Joe is a KEEN sportsman and plays with dogged determination in many local leagues and teams. His passion is golf, closely followed by tennis. Joe is a real family man, with many local connections having being born within a few miles of Bettws. 

 

 

Receptionist / P.A To The Directors

BECKY CHIPPER

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Teachers / Teaching Assistants 

 

Karen Jones 

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Therapeutic Learning Support

Cooking Instructor 

Animal Care Instructor 

Pupil Champion

 

Owen Stimpson 

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Teacher (PGCE) Science and Engineering 

Health and Safety Officer 

Behaviour / Day Management 

Pupil Champion

Therapeutic Pupil Support 

 

Kieran King

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Teacher - Photography, Landbased  (RHS)

Garden Manager

THRIVE Practitioner

Pupil Champion

Therapeutic Pupil Support

 

Tim Harrison

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Therapeutic Learning Support

DT / Cooking / Engineering Instructor

Pupil Champion  

 

Dan Hamer 

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Therapeutic Learning Support 

PE Instructor 

SENCo Support 

Pupil Champion 

 

Yvonne Homer 

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Teacher (QTS) - English and ICT

Pupil Champion 

 

Karen Hughes 

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Therapeutic Pupil Support 

Pupil Champion 

 

Chris Jones

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Chris is a therapeutic support worker who has been a central part of The Lifehouse Team for over 10 years.

He puts his qualification and experience as a plumber, and his work with Newtown’s Bike to the Future, to good use supporting pupils to gain a range of practical and vocational skills in the school workshop and out in the community. He has exceptional skills in supporting pupils with social communication difficulties.

Alongside his work at The Lifehouse, Chris has been studying and working in a voluntary capacity as a counsellor with MIND. He has recently been awarded the ABC Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. He is a highly respected member of our therapeutic team, informing and developing our policy and procedure for promoting mental wellbeing.

DT Instructor

Woodland School Leader 

Pupil Champion 

 

Julie Jones

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Teacher (QTS) Maths and Welsh 

Therapeutic Pupil Support 

Pupil Champion 

 

Lisa Manna Smith

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Teacher (QTS) Spanish 

 

Stephen Parkinson

 

Therapeutic Learning Support 

Lifeskills Instructor 

Learning Coach

Forest School Leader

Duke Of Edinburgh Award Leader 

Family Support and Intervention

Therapeutic Pupil Support 

Pupil Champion

 

Salina Price 

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Teacher (PGCE) PSHE and RE 

ABC (Level 4) Therapeutic Counsellor

Therapeutic Pupil Support 

Pupil Champion 

 

Andrew Mantle 

Teacher (QTS) Music 

 

Alison Turner

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Learning Support - Literacy and Art 

Craft 

Therapeutic Pupil Support 

Pupil Champion 

 

Bob Whitehall

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Teacher (QTS) English, Communication, Drama and Humanities 

THRIVE Practitioner 

Therapeutic Learning Support 

Pupil Champion

 

Rachel Williams 

Kitchen Manager

Cooking Instructor 

Saddle Club Session Leader

Animal Care Instructor 

Therapeutic Pupil Support 

Pupil Champion

 

Gaynor Williams 

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Sam Williams 

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PE Instructor 

Therapeutic Pupil Support 

Pupil Champion

 

Cath Wood 

Teacher (PGCE) Art and Design 

Pupil Champion

 

Ceri Corfield 

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Teacher (QTS) Science - Biology 

 

Lynne Ash 

Teacher (QTS) Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Maths

 

Wendy Harries 

Riding Instructor (BHS)

 

Tina Breese

Cleaner 

Ocassional Transport Chaperone 

 

Leanne Morgan 

Cleaner